5 People on the Move

Here's the latest look at people in the insurance industry as they are promoted, hired and elected to prestigious roles at Liberty Mutual, CNO Financial, Beecher Carlson and more.
By: | April 24, 2019

CNO Financial Appoints Patrick Bogan as VP

CNO Financial announced the appointment of Patrick Bogan to vice president, IT strategy and operational excellence.

Patrick Bogan, vice president, IT strategy and operational excellence, CNO Financial

In this new role, Bogan will be responsible for strategic partner service delivery, IT strategy, IT process improvement and cost efficiency, IT portfolio management, and organization change management.

Bogan will report directly to Mike Mead, senior vice president and chief information officer.

“Patrick has spent his career developing and executing technology strategy, accelerating ROI and delivering outcomes that build and grow teams,” said Mead.

“His extensive insurance background will allow us to move CNO’s IT team to a higher performing and efficient structure. With more than 20 years of experience in IT consulting, I am confident that he will help us accelerate performance to achieve exceptional results.”

Prior to joining CNO, Bogan held various consultant positions and served as chief information officer at both Worley Claims Services and Fuzion Analytics.

He holds a bachelor of science degree in computer information systems from Purdue University.

Thomas Brazil Moves Up the Ranks at Sompo International 

Sompo International Holdings Ltd., a Bermuda-based specialty provider of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, announced Thomas Brazil will become CEO of SI Insurance (Europe), SA, the company’s platform for European Economic Area (EEA) insurance business.

Brazil has held significant leadership roles in the European insurance and reinsurance field as both an underwriter and broker. He will relocate from Zurich, Switzerland to SI Insurance (Europe)’s headquarters in Luxembourg.

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Christopher Gallagher, executive director and CEO of Sompo International Commercial P&C commented, “I am very pleased that Thomas has assumed the role of CEO of SI Insurance (Europe). He brings to this role extensive underwriting expertise, a commercial perspective and broad pan-European experience.

“Europe is a strategic market for our commercial P&C business and SI Insurance (Europe) provides Sompo with a core foundation for additional growth in this region. Thomas will work closely with colleagues in London and across the Continent as we continue to enhance our product offerings to our EEA clients,” Gallagher said.

Brazil is currently SVP and head of Europe property catastrophe reinsurance at Sompo International.

Dawn Gregg Joins Everest Insurance

Everest Insurance announced that Dawn Gregg joined the company as a vice president within the risk management division.

According to a company press release, she will focus on growing the Everest Insurance portfolio of large, primary casualty risk management accounts within the Eastern region.

Gregg will be based in the New York City office reporting to Christopher McKeon, head of commercial casualty and risk management.

“We are thrilled to welcome Dawn to our team. With her talent, reputation and nearly 20 years of large account experience, Dawn will be an asset to Everest Insurance as we continue to serve our largest clients with tailored solutions designed to meet their primary casualty needs,” McKeon said.

Gregg was most recently a vice president at AIG, responsible for the portfolio management of several regional offices. She earned a bachelor of arts in forensic psychology from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice and is certified in dispute resolution and conflict management.

New Group at Beecher Headed by Jay Sampson

Beecher Carlson Insurance Services announced the creation of a Risk Optimization Group, which is to be headed by Jay Sampson. Along with this sift, Sampson has been promoted to executive managing director.

The Risk Optimization Group was created to assist the brokerage’s clients in identifying, quantifying and mitigating their risks.

The group will be comprised of the alternative risk, captive management, actuarial, analytics, claims, risk control and ZOOM® teams and resources.

Jay Sampson, executive managing director, Beecher Carlson

By combining these services into one practice group, Beecher Carlson says it will be able to deliver these solutions to its clients due to its single profit center structure.

“Beecher Carlson has always been viewed as a consultative broker focused on client solutions rather than transactional insurance placements,” said Joe Siech, Beecher Carlson’s CEO.

“As our industry continues to progress to a more digital platform, clients will place a greater emphasis on their broker’s ability to identify, quantify, mitigate and creatively finance their ever-changing risk profile.”

In his new role, Sampson will be responsible for structuring the group to provide the best service and the most innovative solutions for clients.

Sampson has more than 25 years of experience in corporate risk management. Prior to the promotion, Sampson was managing director for Beecher Carlson and was responsible for managing the teams servicing some of Beecher Carlson’s largest clients.

Liberty Adds Financial Services Veteran to Board of Directors

Jay Hooley, chairman and former CEO of State Street Corporation, has been elected to the Board of Directors at Liberty Mutual Insurance.

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“We are thrilled to have a leader like Jay Hooley, who brings a wealth of accomplishments and strong stature, join our board of directors,” said David Long, CEO Liberty Mutual.

“I look forward to working with him as we strive to make Liberty a top-three global property and casualty company.”

As former CEO of State Street, Hooley led this provider of financial services to institutional investors, with 40,000 employees, $31.6 trillion in assets under custody and administration and $2.5 trillion in assets under management as of December 31, 2018.

“I am delighted to join the Liberty Mutual Board of Directors,” Hooley said.

“The company’s belief that progress happens when people feel secure is at the core of how it fulfills its purpose of helping people embrace today and confidently pursue tomorrow. I look forward to working with the Liberty Mutual Board and management team to help achieve the company’s goals.”

Hooley also serves on the board of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston and as a member of the President’s Council of the Massachusetts General Hospital.

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