5 People on the Move

The latest industry hiring and promotion announcements, from a new managing director at Sedgwick to a newly named Risk Strategies Consulting president and more.
By: | February 28, 2024

Phil Smaje Appointed as Aon’s Global Chief Broking Officer

Phil Smaje, global chief broking officer, transportation and logistics, commercial risk, Aon

Aon announced that Phil Smaje is coming to the firm as global chief broking officer, transportation and logistics for commercial risk.

He joins the firm from Ardonagh Specialty, where he served as head of broking. His career has led him through a variety of roles in the insurance space, including cofounding and serving as chief executive officer of Piiq Risk Partners and working in various leadership roles at Willis Towers Watson.

In his new position, he’ll develop solutions for the transportation and logistics industry. He will help specialty clients integrate risk analytics and navigate volatility.

“We are thrilled to work with Phil to help our transportation and logistics clients better understand new and existing risks and match risk and capital in this growing and dynamic industry,” Lee Meyrick, global industry specialty leader for transportation and logistics and chief executive officer of global marine for Aon’s commercial risk division, said in a press release.

David Arick In as Managing Director, Global Risk Management at Sedgwick

David Arick, managing director of global risk management, Sedgwick

David Arick will join Sedgwick in the newly created role of managing director of global risk management.

Arick’s new position will allow him to work with all of Sedgwick’s business lines to identify and mitigate risks. He will also design insurance coverages to help manage the company’s exposures. He brings over 35 years of experience of insurance and risk management experience to the role.

“David brings a wealth of experience to support Sedgwick’s evolving risk management needs as we expand into new regions and lines of business,” Brian Brunett, global head of treasury, tax and risk management at Sedgwick said in a press release.

“His extensive knowledge and proven leadership will be valuable assets to our entire organization.”

Before joining Sedgwick, Arick served as assistant treasurer of global risk management for International Paper Company. He is currently serving as President of RIMS and has been a member of the RIMS Board of Directors since 2019.

He will assume his role at Sedgwick on March 1.

Grace Carter Promoted to Senior Vice President at ATF Medical

Grace Carter, senior vice president, ATF Medical

ATF Medical announced the promotion of Grace Carter from executive director to senior vice president of finance and operations.

Carter joined the company over 10 years ago. Her responsibilities in this new role will include managing security, privacy, and accreditation while overseeing the company’s finance and operations team. Human resources and information technology fall under her purview.

“Grace has helped us develop the systems and policies needed to support the company’s growth,” Susan Nelson, co-founder and chief operating officer for ATF Medical, said in a press release.

“We are so proud to have her on our executive team.”

Carter worked as manager of credit and contracts for Washington Post Media. Her career experience includes banking, real estate finance and law, customer service, and financial and revenue accounting.

Risk Strategies Consulting Names Stuart Piltch President

Stuart Piltch joins Risk Strategies Consulting as its president, the firm announced in February. Prior to this promotion, he served as the company’s managing director for the Risk Strategies Consulting business.

Piltch will be responsible for the Risk Strategies Consulting segment. He will guide all of the business units and will direct growth, strategic direction, and client satisfaction. He came to Risk Strategies in 2021 when the company acquired Cambridge Advisory Group, the pharmacy, actuarial and benefits consulting firm Piltch founded in 1999.

Since joining the company, he has played a pivotal role in the use of proprietary data and analytics tools to identify non-obvious causes of increased medical, prescription drug, and retirement plan costs.

“Today’s highly complex employee benefits world requires an innovative approach to harnessing and understanding data,” John Greenbaum, executive vice president, Risk Strategies Consulting, said in a press release.

“Stuart and his leadership team are uniquely positioned to drive our business and deliver meaningful results for our clients through data-driven analysis that helps clients make smart, strategic decisions.”

Tokio Marine Promotes Caryn Angelson to Executive Officer and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

Caryn Angelson, executive officer and chief diversity and inclusion officer, Tokio Marine North America

Caryn Angelson has been promoted from deputy chief diversity and inclusion officer to executive officer and chief diversity and inclusion officer at Tokio Marine North America.

She will replace Mika Nabeshima, who will remain with the firm as chief sustainability officer.

Angelson has been with Tokio Marine America since 2001 when she joined the human resources department. She has been the company’s deputy chief diversity and inclusion officer since 2022.

“Caryn’s thoughtful and astute leadership allows her to deliver positive change in this expanded role and make an impact internationally for Tokio Marine,” Chris Williams, vice president executive officer and co-head of international business for Tokio Marine, said in a press release.

In her new position, Angelson will contribute to the company’s global strategy to promote diversity and inclusion. The appointment will be effective on April 1.

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