5 People on the Move

The Institutes announces advisory board made up of industry executives, F&G announces new promotions and Lockton hires vice president in this edition of People on the Move.
By: | December 30, 2020

Lockton’s Jim Facinelli to Head Up the Institutes’ Broker Advisory Board

The Institutes announced the formation of an insurance broker advisory board with the goal of strengthening the ability of the risk and insurance certification and education nonprofit to serve that sector of the industry.

Jim Facinelli, The Institutes Advisory Board lead

The advisory board will work on several different tasks, including providing knowledge on issues for brokers, including unbiased insights, and the development of new business ideas. Jim Facinelli from Lockton is to lead the board. Other members include Dan Mitchell from Marsh, Linda Cai from Aon and Amy Halliburton from Gallagher, to name a few.

President and CEO of The Institutes Peter Miller commented, “We are pleased to have this amazing group of industry executives to help guide our outreach and product development for the insurance broker market.”

“The Institutes are a recognized leader in providing knowledge to the insurance and risk management professionals. The creation of our new Agent & Broker Group and the formation of this Advisory Board will allow us to focus on serving this critical segment of the industry,” Miller added.

Editor’s note: Risk & Insurance® is an affiliate of The Institutes

F&G Promotes Steve Sanders and Ron Barrett to Executive Positions

F&G recently announced the promotion of two executives to senior vice president positions. Steve Sanders is promoted to senior vice president of life distribution and Ron Barrett is named the provider’s senior vice president of annuity distribution and key accounts.

Steve Sanders, SVP of life distribution, F&G

Ron Barrett, SVP of annuity distribution and key accounts, F&G

Both men have worked with F&G for several years; Sanders since 2019 and Barrett since 2014. Since joining F&G, Sanders oversaw several sectors of the life distribution channel, which includes the creation of a framework aimed to increase life sales for F&G.

Barrett helped F&G maintain strong distribution relationships across the industry. Additionally, he is responsible for the development of an annuity distribution team with an initiative is to increase sale growth and expand on distribution channels.

Everest Insurance Announces New President of Specialty Casualty

Everest Insurance recently hired Connie Germano as president of specialty casualty.

Germano brings several years of underwriting experience for major insurance carriers to her new role. She joined Everest Insurance in 2015 and prior to her new appointment, served as the insurer’s lead of specialty casualty group, including the environmental, excess casualty, life sciences and E&S casualty sectors.

Mike Karmilowicz, President and CEO of Everest Insurance said, “Connie is a seasoned professional with more than 18 years of insurance experience in primary and excess casualty business. This appointment recognizes Connie’s significant leadership impact on Everest Insurance, her exemplary performance and the growth, success and diversity of the units she oversees.”

Lockton Announces Hiring of Dan Urias to Lead Commercial Insurance Growth

Lockton Pacific recently hired Dan Urias as vice president, producer to lead the insurer’s commercial insurance presence in Southern California.

Dan Urias, vice president, producer, Lockton

In this new role, Urias will be responsible for the deliverance of risk management options to businesses facing a mirage of risk, with the COVID-19 pandemic being the most notable.

Urias brings a decade’s worth of construction and manufacturing experience to his role with Lockton. Prior to his appointment, he served as a producer for Marsh & McLennan Agency-West.

“We are thrilled that a professional of Dan’s caliber is joining our team,” says Greg Barnes, president of Lockton Greater Los Angeles. “Dan’s determination, integrity and passion for client service will continue to build our presence and bolster our long-term success in the region.” &


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

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