5 People on the Move

Carisk Partners names a new chief operating officer and president, Crawford & Company creates a new role and more in this edition of People on the Move.
By: | February 20, 2020

Crawford & Company Appoints Lizzy Adkins to Newly Created Role

Lizzy Adkins, market leader, litigation management, Crawford & Company

Crawford & Company has appointed Lizzy Adkins to the newly created role of market leader, litigation management.

Adkins will be responsible for expanding Crawford’s casualty book, focusing on litigation management for the U.S. She will be located in Seattle in the Pacific Northwest Regional office.

“We are thrilled to welcome Lizzy to Crawford,” said Ken Tolson, U.S. president, Crawford Claim Solutions.

“She is a well-established industry leader whose refined skills in sales, marketing and claims, along with her unique background, will be a huge asset to our company.”

Adkins has 20 years of industry experience in a variety of roles. She recently served as casualty team leader and national general adjuster for McLarens.

In 2018, Adkins was recognized by Insurance Business of America as an Elite Woman of Insurance.

Carisk Partners Names Kevin Mahoney President and Chief Operating Officer

Specialty risk transfer and care coordination company Carisk Partners promoted Kevin Mahoney to president and chief operating officer.


Mahoney will report to Carisk Chief Executive Officer Joseph Berardo, Jr.

Mahoney joined Carisk in 2016 as chief financial officer and was quickly promoted to chief operating officer.

In his newest role, he will continue to oversee areas of finance, operations, clinical, network and ancillary. With the help of Berardo, he will also continue working directly with sales, marketing, legal and human resources.

Mahoney has over two decades of industry experience and has excelled at Carisk through continuous improvement and positioning the organization for sustainable growth.

Former Maryland Transportation Authority Executive Director Joins Dynamic Infrastructure

Kevin Reigrut, Board of Advisors member, Dynamic Infrastructure

Dynamic Infrastructure, an AI-based company that tracks defects in bridges and tunnels to provide maintenance to prevent unplanned expenses and maximize annual budgets.

Former Maryland Transportation Authority Director Kevin Reigrut has joined the board of advisors of New York startup Dynamic Infrastructure.

The move comes in an effort to implement the world’s first deep-learning solution which creates visual records for critical assets like bridges and tunnels and their defects, allowing operators and owners to better manage unexpected maintenance events.

At Maryland Transportation Authority, Reigrut led the construction, management, operation and improvement of the state’s tolled transportation network.

Reigrut has 25 years of experience in public policy and project management.

“I’m proud to join Dynamic Infrastructure’s board of advisors,” said Reigrut.

“Dynamic Infrastructure’s revolutionary AI based solution can lead to huge savings for Departments of Transportation and private infrastructure companies in maintenance costs, freeing up much-needed resources to repair and improve our aging infrastructure.”

Aspen Insurance Announces Group Chief Risk Officer

Crystal Ottaviano has been appointed group chief risk officer of Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited, effective March 2, 2020.


Ottaviano joins from Swiss Re America, where she served as chief risk officer since October 2013. Prior to that, she was with Hiscox. She will report to Mark Cloutier, executive chairman and group chief executive officer.

“Crystal is a highly experienced financial services professional who has led diverse teams to new levels of success in fast-paced environments,” Cloutier said.

“I am delighted to welcome her to Aspen in this key role for our business. Her proven ability to understand business needs and challenges, coupled with her excellent experience developing financial and risk management strategies, make her a valuable addition to our strong leadership team.”

SterlingRisk Insurance Hires Kaitlin Friedman as Alternative Market Leader

Kaitlin Friedman, alternative market leader, SterlingRisk

SterlingRisk Insurance, an independently owned insurance brokerage, has hired Kaitlin Friedman as an alternative market leader. A Licensed Property & Casualty Insurance Broker, Friedman also provides wholesale support to the SterlingRisk Programs Department.

“It’s a pleasure to welcome Kaitlin to SterlingRisk,” commented SterlingRisk Chief Executive Officer David Sterling on the appointment.

“She is a solutions-driven commercial lines insurance professional who is enthusiastic, motivated, and committed to outstanding customer service. I am confident she will prove an asset in alternative markets and throughout the organization.”

Friedman’s experience focuses on property and casualty insurance for commercial real estate, non-profits, construction, and manufacturers.

She joins SterlingRisk from HUB International, where she most recently served as an account executive and handled more than 50 small to middle-market accounts. &

Emily Spennato is a former staff writer with Risk & Insurance.

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