5 People on the Move

Allegiant Global Partners announces new team member to head community outreach, Crawford & Company hires president of carrier services and Saint Joseph's University appoints new executive director of their insurance and risk management program in this edition of People on the Move.
By: | January 14, 2021

Crawford & Company Announces Hiring of Robert Simpson 

Crawford & Company recently announced the hiring of Robert Simpson as president, Carrier Practices, Crawford Catastrophe Services U.S. In his new role, Simpson will oversee the division’s strategic direction, growth and operations.

Robert Simpson, president of carrier practices, Crawford

Simpson first joined Crawford in 1990 as an entry level trainee adjuster and has since taken on several leadership roles, which include branch manager, supervisor and adjuster in charge.

His most recent role was serving as senior vice president, national claim operations.

“Robert is a highly successful claims operations leader with a clear understanding of our purpose and how to tackle the challenges associated with building a division. He will be instrumental in developing our new facilities and infrastructure in Allen, Texas,” said U.S. president of Crawford Claim, Ken Tolson.

“We are confident that under Robert’s leadership, we will continue to leverage technology and innovation to restore and enhance lives, businesses and communities following unexpected losses.”

TigerRisk Appoints New Partner and General Counsel

TigerRisk hired Daniel “Tad” Eldredge as partner and general counsel of the advising company.

Daniel “Tad” Eldredge, partner, TigerRisk

Eldredge joins TigerRisk after serving as Aon’s chief counsel, corporate and Americas.

Additionally, he served on the global executive committee for Aon’s Reinsurance Solutions as well as “providing legal support and counsel to Aon Securities.”

“Mr. Eldredge is one of the insurance industry’s foremost legal practitioners,” said Rob Bredahl, president of TigerRisk.

“His wealth of knowledge and experience will be invaluable as TigerRisk continues to grow, innovate and deliver best-in-class client service.”

Eldredge added, “TigerRisk holds a unique advisory role given their independence in a period of industry consolidation. I look forward to joining an organization that prides itself on its culture of excellence and attention to client needs and innovation.”

Tokio Marine North America Services Announces Executive Vice President

Tokio Marine North America Services has announced the promotion of Robert Pick to executive vice president.

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Pick is expected to continue in his role as chief information officer, which he has held since 2016. He joined TMNAS in 2014 as the company’s chief technology officer. He also currently serves on several advisory boards.

“Bob has built, attracted and retained a talented leadership team and earned the confidence of Tokio Marine Group company leaders that TMNAS serves and global executives,” said John W. Glomb, incoming CEO of TMNA Services.

Pick also shared his hopes in his upcoming role: “The agility of our team helped us meet the rapidly accelerated demand for digital adoption globally when the pandemic hit. We will continue to tap into that formula of ingenuity, innovation, and service to help our Tokio Marine partners achieve their business goals.”

Allegiant Global Partners Announces New Team Member

Allegiant Global Partners Inc. hired Anne Brnger to head the new position of community outreach director.

Anne Brnger, director of community outreach, Allegiant

In this role, Brnger will oversee the development and management of “outreach initiatives for Allegiant’s benefits, emergency assistance and property/casualty practices.”

Brnger brings more than 18 years of human resource experience in various sectors to her role with Allegiant.

Her leadership experiences including working in nonprofit, higher education and financial sectors.

Jay Bride, CEO of Allegiant, commented, “We are thrilled that Anne has joined our team and look forward to working with her to develop and deploy information, content, and programming to help human resource professionals advance their organization’s global mission. We believe this will provide a valuable service to our existing and prospective clients.”

Saint Joseph’s University Hires Storm Wilkins to Lead Maguire Academy of Insurance and Risk Management

Saint Joseph’s University announced the hiring of Storm Wilkins as executive director of the Maguire Academy of Insurance and Risk Management (MAIRM).

Storm Wilkins, executive director of Maguire Academy of Insurance and Risk Management, Saint Joseph’s University

In her new role, Wilkins will work to strengthen the Academy’s programs while leading the initiative to diversify the insurance industry.

Wilkins is an both an experienced insurance professional and educator who most recently served as an assistant professor in the Risk, Insurance and Healthcare Management Department in the Fox School of Business at Temple University.

She has over 25 years working in the insurance industry.

“Storm was the clear choice for the executive director role. She will help the Maguire Academy of Insurance and Risk Management continue to be an industry leader and build on our strong mission of supporting our students and providing them with real-world industry experience,” said Joseph A. DiAngelo, dean of Saint Joseph’s Erivan K. Haub School of Business&

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

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