4 People on the Move

PRMA elects a new president, Carisk Partners announces assistant vice president and Simone Grimes is named chief financial officer of Acadia Insurance in this edition of People on the Move. 
By: | March 22, 2021

Carisk Partners Names Melanie Dalton as Assistant Vice President

Melanie Dalton, assistant vice president, client services, Carisk Partners

Carisk Partners recently announced the appointment of Melanie Dalton as assistant vice president of client services.

In this role, Dalton will be responsible for the management of client strategies and ensuring that clients have access to the highest quality care and support services, specifically for injured workers.

Dalton brings over 26 years of managed care and account management service experience to her role with Carisk Partners. Prior to her appointment, she served as a national account manager for ExamWorks Clinical Solutions. She is also a registered nurse.

“Appointing Melanie to our Client Services team plays a key role in supporting our rapidly expanding client needs,” said Tom Downey, executive vice president of sales.

“Melanie’s work ethic has earned her a well-deserved industry reputation for building trusting client relationships. Bringing Melanie on to the Carisk team is evidence of our continued commitment to superior client satisfaction.”

Acadia Insurance Announces New Chief Financial Officer

Simone Grimes, chief financial officer, Acadia Insurance

Acadia Insurance, a Berkley Company, announced that Simone Grimes was named chief financial officer.

Grimes brings senior leadership experience in both finance and insurance to her new role with Acadia Insurance.

She most recently served as the deputy chief operating officer and senior strategy executive at the Federal Housing Finance Agency in Washington, D.C.

“I am very pleased to announce that Simone will join our organization. Her accomplished background combined with her results-driven and people-centric leadership style will support our vision to remain a premier provider of choice for our agents and policyholders for years to come,” said Dave LeBlanc, president of Acadia Insurance.

CCC Information Services Appoints Shivani Govil as Chief Product Officer

Shivani Govil, chief product officer, CCC Information Services Inc.

CCC Information Services Inc. (CCC) announced the hiring of Shivani Govil as chief product officer.

In this role, Govil will be responsible for leading the company’s product strategy, product management and marketing functions. Additionally, she will manage the company’s strategic vision by implementing AI and network management solutions.

Prior to her role with CCC, Govil served as the executive vice president at Sage Software. She has also worked to launch SAP Ariba’s AI product portfolio.

“Shivani is a world-class executive who brings strong expertise in leading large-scale product innovation and delivery. Her proven track record of supporting digital transformation across industries will play an important role in driving the success of CCC and our clients as we enter an exciting new phase of growth,” said Githesh Ramamurthy, chairman and CEO of CCC.

PRMA Announces Jason Ott as Board President

Jason Ott, president, PRMA

The Private Risk Management Association (PRMA) announced that Jason Ott was elected president of the association’s board of trustees.

In his role as president, Jason will lead the 16 member board while carrying out the mission of PRMA, which is to educate members, address industry challenges and foster collaboration.

Ott recently served as the president of Aon Risk Management and the president-elect of PRMA throughout 2020.

“Transition in leadership is a key indicator of a healthy and thriving association,” said James Kane, outgoing PRMA president.

“Working side-by-side with Jason has only increased my confidence that PRMA is in very good hands. Despite the endless challenges for all of us in the past year, the future and purpose of PRMA have never looked brighter.” &

Emma Brenner is a staff writer with Risk & Insurance. She can be reached at [email protected]

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