5 People on the Move

MSL Captive Solutions hires a chief underwriting officer, the U.S. Justice Department appoints a chief AI officer, and more in this edition of People on the Move.
By: | March 7, 2024

Jonathan Mayer Joins the U.S. Justice Department as First Chief AI Officer

Jonathan Mayer, chief artificial intelligence officer, chief science and technology adviser, U.S. Justice Department

The U.S. Justice Department announced that it has hired Jonathan Mayer as chief artificial intelligence officer and chief science and technology adviser, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Mayer is an assistant professor of computer science at Princeton’s School of Public and International Affairs.

He previously worked in technology policy advising roles with the California Department of Justice and in Vice President Kamala Harris’ office, when she served as a senator between 2017 and 2018. He will work with the Justice Department for a year and return to Princeton when his term ends. 

In his new role, he will serve as a policy advisor to Attorney General Merrick Garland on issues regarding artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and other emerging technologies.

His appointment comes just months after President Joe Biden issued an executive order aimed at establishing safety and security standards for powerful AI systems.  

“The Justice Department must keep pace with rapidly evolving scientific and technological developments in order to fulfill our mission to uphold the rule of law, keep our country safe and protect civil rights,” Garland said in a statement announcing the appointment.   

“Jonathan’s expertise will be invaluable in ensuring that the entire Justice Department — including our law enforcement components, litigating components, grant making entities and U.S. Attorneys’ Offices — is prepared for both the challenges and opportunities that new technologies present.”

MSL Captive Solutions Names Sue Russo Chief Underwriting Officer

Sue Russo, chief underwriting officer, MSL Captive Solutions

Sue Russo is joining MSL Captive Solutions as its chief underwriting officer. 

“We are pleased to welcome Sue to MSLCS as our chief underwriting officer. Her knowledge and experience in the captive market is a perfect fit for MSLCS as we deepen our underwriting expertise in this sector,” Andrew Berry, managing director of MSLCS, said in a press release. 

She comes to the position with a wealth of experience underwriting captives, particularly medical stop-loss solutions. Prior to joining MSL Captive Solutions, she worked at Voya, where she led the company’s middle-market stop-loss initiative.

At the medical stop-loss captive program manager Roundstone Management Ltd., she served as underwriting manager.  

“I am excited to be joining MSLCS at this stage in my career. While it has been a difficult decision to leave Voya, the opportunity to come back to the captive industry is very appealing. I’ve been impressed by what MSLCS has built to date and am looking forward to working with the team and our partners to realize the potential for stop-loss captives and MSLCS,” Russo said in a press release. 

Allianz Partners Promotes Jacob Fuest as Chief Markets Officer and Board of Management Member

Jacob Fuest, chief markets officer and board of management member, Allianz Partners

Jacob Fuest has been promoted from business division head for Western and Southern Europe at Allianz Partners and Allianz Direct to chief markets officer and board of management member at Allianz Partners.

He will be responsible for leading business units across the company with an emphasis on ramping up profitable growth. 

“Allianz Partners is known as the growth engine of the Allianz Group, and I am excited about further accelerating this growth journey jointly with an excellent team in more than 75 countries,” Fuest said in a press release.  

Fuest has been with the company for 12 years and has led a number of large-scale transformation projects.

He has served the company in numerous positions, including head of market management and innovation, CEO of Allianz Partners Germany, and regional CEO for Northern, Central and Eastern Europe. He came to the field of insurance through the automotive industry. 

“I am confident that Jacob will successfully elevate the strong growth of our business globally to the next level, for the benefit of our partners and customers,” said Tomas Kunzmann, CEO of Allianz Partners, in a press release.  

J.D. Rex Joins Western Division Team at Insurance Office of America

J.D. Rex, risk management specialist, Western Division team, Insurance Office of America

Insurance Office of America has announced that J.D. Rex will be coming to its Western Division team as a risk management specialist with a focus on the transportation industry niche. 

“When I visited Insurance Office of America, the team and family aspect of what IOA has to offer, combined with the creative growth-centered mindset, was obvious from the onset,” Rex said in a press release announcing the appointment.

“It was a breath of fresh air in our industry.” 

Rex comes to the position after working as a transportation specialist at a variety of brokerages. He has aided in expanding and launching transportation insurance operations throughout his career.

He holds memberships with the Utah Trucking Association and the Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association. 

“We’re very excited to have J.D. join IOA’s growing team in the Western Division. He is a consummate professional and knows how to expertly serve the needs of our clients,” said Paul Sullivan, division president at Insurance Office of America, in a press release. 

Goldberg Segalla Announces the Appointment of Shannon S. Mancuso to the Firm’s Workers’ Comp Group

Shannon S. Mancuso, workers’ comp group, Goldberg Segalla

Attorney Shannon S. Mancuso will join the workers’ comp group at Goldberg Segalla.

She will be based in Orange County.

Mancuso comes to the firm with more than 10 years’ experience defending employers, insurers and TPAs in workers’ comp matters. 

Her experience encompasses representing insurance carriers, TPAs and uninsured employers before workers’ comp appeals boards and judges in California.

She has also worked with staffing agencies and professional employer organizations and has a history of negotiating favorable settlements for her clients. 

Mancuso earned her JD from the University of Oregon School of Law. As an undergraduate, she attended California Polytechnic State University. & 

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