5 People on the Move

Roles shift at Vermont Captives, The Liberty Company finds an office managing partner and a CIO is named at Ryan Specialty in this edition of People on the Move.
By: | July 27, 2022

Lead of Human Resources for Canada Branch of NFP Announced

Alana Lapierre, senior vice president of human resources in Canada, NFP

NFP, a property and casualty broker, has selected Alana Lapierre to lead its HR efforts in Canada.

Her new role as senior vice president of human resources in Canada will see Lapierre leading NFP’s efforts to advance the brokerage’s people-first culture by collaborating with business leaders to enhance talent management, employee development and elevate diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.

Lapierre will report to Mary Steed, chief people officer, NFP.

“Alana has extensive experience providing strategic insight to executive teams and creating HR programs to drive engagement and performance,” said Steed. “She knows how to bring the cultural elements to life that help attract and retain great people.”

Lapierre joins NFP from CCM Hockey, where she served as global vice president, people and culture, and chief human resources officer.

“I’m honored to join a top-tier HR and executive team within an organization that prioritizes culture and inclusion in everything they do,” said Lapierre.

“NFP is already an employer of choice in Canada, and we want to build from this position of strength with a sharp focus on putting people first and creating an attractive culture of belonging and community service.”

Ryan Specialty Welcomes Bradley Bodell as CIO

Ryan Specialty, a service provider of specialty products and solutions for insurance brokers, agents and carriers, has brought Bradley Bodell into the fold as the company’s chief information officer.

Bodell will lead Ryan Specialty’s technology and security teams and be responsible for developing vision, strategy and technology capabilities to support revenue growth, drive operations and mitigate risk.

Patrick G. Ryan, founder, chairman and CEO of Ryan Specialty, said, “We are thrilled to add Brad to the Ryan Specialty team. Brad has a long history of establishing information technology excellence at insurance organizations, and we expect that his outstanding abilities and pioneering vision will fit in well at Ryan Specialty. As CIO, we are confident that Brad will bring tremendous value to our firm.

“I could not be more excited to join the Ryan Specialty family,” said Bodell.

“I hope to act as both a thought leader and a champion for change, playing an active role in the firm’s governance as a member of the risk and investment management committees. I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to play a role at such an innovative, impressive player in the insurance industry.”

Managing Partner Joins The Liberty Company

Michael Lopez, Santa Rosa office managing partner, Liberty Company Insurance Brokers

The Liberty Company Insurance Brokers announced the addition of Michael Lopez as the firm’s Santa Rosa office managing partner.

With more than 20 years of leadership experience in providing strategic risk management, insurance and corporate culture leadership solutions, Lopez will be tasked with helping the organization’s clients determine their biggest risk factors and develop strategies to maximize their protection and reduce cost drivers.

When asked about the opportunity to join Liberty, he said, “Every company has a culture, whether by design or letting everyone ‘do their own thing.’ Joining the Liberty Company, it was very clear to me the culture is by design, and their core values resonated with me deeply: Integrity, Excellence, Caring, Kindness, Fairness, Teamwork, Good Feelings and Fun!”

Beazley Chair Stands Down, Interim Roles Filled

Christine LaSala, senior independent director, interim-chair, Beazley

Chair of Beazley plc David Roberts will be standing down from the board this fall 2022 to take up the role of chair of the Court of the Bank of England. Christine LaSala, current senior independent director, will act as interim-chair while the Beazley committee reviews candidates.

Bob Stuchbery will act as interim senior dependent director and Nicola Hodson will act as interim chair of the remuneration committee as well. Once the new chair is selected, the directors will resume their usual roles.

“I would like to thank David Roberts for the important role he has played at Beazley over the past five years, most notably as we faced the challenges of COVID-19 and the transformation of our executive management team,” LaSala commented in a press release.

“In particular, the board would like to thank David for the leadership he has shown in improving diversity and inclusion at Beazley. He leaves us a stronger business with an exciting future. As a business focused on risk management and insurance, we are committed to providing stability and continuity to all our stakeholders. We are now embarking on a process of selecting a successor and we will provide an update in due course.”

Vermont Promotes Director of Captive Insurance

Christine Brown, director of captive insurance, Vermont Captives

Christine Brown has been promoted to director of captive insurance for the Department of Financial Regulations (DFR) for Vermont Captives after serving as assistant director. She has held numerous roles within the organization, starting in 2003 as an examiner.

Brown’s appointment follows the retirement of David Provost, announced in May of this year, as deputy commissioner. Sandy Bigglestone, the former director of captive insurance, will assume Provost’s role at the end of August. Brown will replace Bigglestone at the same time.

“In my many years of working with Christine, I have come to know her as one of the most talented, professional and dedicated captive insurance regulators around, as well as one of the friendliest and most thoughtful,” said Dan Petterson, director of examinations, DFR.

“Christine’s contributions to our successes are immeasurable. We are fortunate to have an individual as accomplished and collaborative as Christine to take on the responsibility of captives director and to help ensure Vermont’s tradition of gold standard regulation.”

“During my 20+ year career in captive insurance, I have had the privilege of working with and learning from the best and brightest in the industry, most recently as assistant director supporting Sandy Bigglestone and Dave Provost,” said Brown.

“I am honored to have been chosen for the director position under Sandy’s leadership. I look forward to continuing to grow and support the industry, together with my amazing colleagues at DFR and our valued industry partners as we promote Vermont’s standard of excellence.” &

Autumn Demberger is a freelance writer and can be reached at [email protected].

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