5 People on the Move

Vermont's top captive regulator steps down and other notable announcements in this week's issue of People on the Move.
By: | May 31, 2022

Peter Linn Joins TÜV SÜD Global Risk Consultants as Vice President, Risk Engineering Services

 TUV SUD Global Risk Consultants announced that effective April 1, 2022, Peter Linn joined the company as Vice President, Risk Engineering Services. In this role, Peter will report to Jim Marsh, CEO & President. The Global Business Development team will report to Peter Linn.

Peter was most recently a Managing Director at Marsh & McLennan (Marsh), and brings to TÜV SÜD a blend of carrier, broker, and independent risk consulting leadership experience with a focus on client growth, expansion, and retention.

At Marsh, Peter was a Marsh Advisory Growth leader, responsible for supporting and advancing client and prospect relationships through partnership and coordination with Core Insurance Brokerage, P&C Risk Practices, Industry Practices, and various internal & external channels.

Prior to joining Marsh, Peter led AXA MATRIX Risk Consultants Americas, and spent 20 years at Zurich Insurance Company in various leadership roles, including responsibility for leading teams of Property, Casualty, Construction, and Marine Risk Engineering professionals.

Jim Marsh, President and CEO of TÜV SÜD  Global Risk Consultants shared: “We are happy to have Peter Linn join us.  His exceptional breadth and depth of industry expertise will go a long way in ensuring that we continue delivering best in class services to our clients.”

Provost Hangs Up His Spurs

Deputy Commissioner of the Captive Insurance Division at the Department of Financial Regulation (DFR), David Provost, has announced his plan to retire at the end of the summer to ensure a smooth transition within the Department to new leadership.

“We wish Dave all the best in his future and we thank him for his immeasurable contribution to Vermonters and businesses around the world,” said Governor Phil Scott. “We are committed to appointing a replacement that will maintain the tone and standard Dave has set in Vermont.”

Dave Provost
Deputy Commissioner
Vermont Department of Financial Regulation

Provost has over 30 years of experience in captive insurance in both the private and government sectors. He joined Vermont’s then Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities and Health Care Administration in 2001 and was appointed to the role of Deputy Commissioner of the Captive Insurance Division in 2008 by then Governor James Douglas. Provost is the third to serve in the role in Vermont’s forty-year history.

Former Governor Douglas said, “At the time we charged Dave with maintaining Vermont’s status as a global leader in the industry. We didn’t want to fall behind. Not only did Dave maintain our gold standard, but he’s kept Vermont on a constant upward trajectory as a visible leader and innovator. He’s a true public servant; I’m grateful for his hard work.”

Vermont is known as the “Gold Standard” due to its quality and efficient regulation. In Provost’s time as Deputy Commissioner, Vermont’s regulatory staff increased to 30 staff members, dedicated solely to captive insurance.  Provost licensed over 400 captive insurance companies in his time as Deputy Commissioner and had a hand in the formation of many more throughout his career.

“I’ve learned something new or met someone new nearly every day.  I’ve thoroughly enjoyed hearing the stories of how a captive has helped the insured organizations survive, thrive, save money, even save lives,” said Provost. “I still look forward to Monday mornings.”

Bonnie Sawdey Takes HR Post with MedRisk

MedRisk named Bonnie Sawdey, SHRM-SCP, its Chief Human Resources Officer.

“Workers’ compensation companies need to better articulate our employment value proposition to candidates,” said CEO Danielle Lisenbey.

“Bonnie understands our mission and is well suited to recruiting and managing talent while helping us nurture and develop our current culture.”

Sawdey serves on MedRisk’s Leadership Team, designing and implementing human resources strategies that support the company’s strategic goals. Her role encompasses talent acquisition, development, and management along with benefits and compensation design and administration.

Most recently, Sawdey was the Chief People Officer of Crawford & Company, where she spent a 30- year career in human resources. She graduated from Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business and holds a Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) certification from the Society of Human Resource Management. In addition, Sawdey volunteers as a board member for Make-A-Wish Georgia.

Canopius Group Adds Two Management Liability Underwriters

Canopius Group, a global specialty (re)insurer, announced in May that its US Management and Professional Lines team hired  two experienced underwriters, Reanetta Hunley and Adam Pietras, to further focus on building and growing its presence in the not for profit and private company management liability segment.

Reanetta Hunley joins with 18 years’ experience primarily focusing on management liability for private and not for profit organizations. Ms. Hunley joined Canopius April 25 as Vice President, Underwriting within the Management and Professional Lines team, where she will continue to focus on privately held and not for profit organizations. Prior to assuming her role at Canopius, Ms. Hunley held various leadership positions with Chubb, most recently as the company’s Assistant Vice President, Financial Lines Manager.

Reanetta Hunley
Vice President, Underwriting
Management and Professional Lines

Adam Pietras joins the Canopius Management and Professional Lines team as Vice President, Underwriting, where he will also focus on privately held and not for profit organizations. Mr. Pietras brings more than 25 years of management and professional lines experience, primarily in the private/not-for-profit space, most recently as the Management Liability Program Manager for Huntersure LLC. Prior to his position at Huntersure, Mr. Pietras held several senior level underwriting and business development positions with specialty lines insurers.

Dan Reynolds is editor-in-chief of Risk & Insurance. He can be reached at [email protected].

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