6 People on the Move

Beecher Carlson brings on three new hires, EPIC names a principal and Verisk names a chief human resources officer in this edition of People on the Move. 
By: | August 17, 2021

Carlton Fields Adds Erin VanSickle to Government, Law and Insurance Regulatory Teams

Erin VanSickle, senior government consultant, Carlton Fields

Carlton Fields announced the hiring of Erin VanSickle to serve as a senior government consultant with a focus on insurance regulatory matters.

VanSickle brings more than 15 years of experience in “regulated industries, public policy, public affairs and crisis management,” a press release announcing the appointment said.

She most recently served as the deputy chief of staff for the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR). In that role, she was responsible for the oversight of communications, management and initiatives for the OIR.

“Erin’s multifaceted skill set is a tremendous asset to our clients,” said William P. Sklar, who leads Carlton Fields’ Government Law and Consulting Practice.

“Her experience in Florida state government, paired with her knowledge of insurance regulations, makes her an excellent addition to our team.”

EPIC Brings on Adam Terpstra as Principal

EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants hired Adam Terpstra as a principal.

Adam Terpstra, principal, EPIC

In this role, Terpstra will be responsible for the implementation of both risk management and insurance solutions, with a specific focus on construction industry clients.

Bringing over 15 years of industry experience, he joins EPIC from Leavitt Group, where he served as a commercial insurance advisor.

“We are excited to welcome Adam as we continue the expansion of our construction operations, including in the southwest. Clients will immediately gain an advantage from Adam’s experience and depth of expertise,” said KJ Wagner, EPIC West Region president.

Beecher Carlson Announces Additions to Energy and Cyber Practice

Beecher Carlson announced two new additions to its energy practice and one to its cyber practice.

Danny Seagraves and Michael Perron have been named as  senior managing directors within the energy practice, and Oren Wortman was hired as managing director of the national cyber practice.

Danny Seagraves, senior managing director, Beecher Carlson

Michael Perron, senior managing director, Beecher Carlson

In his role, Seagraves will manage production and product/solution development with energy practice clients.

He most recently served as the head of an international renewable energy insurance and risk finance practice for a brokerage.

Perron will be responsible for managing both client advisory and placement for the energy practice.

He brings more than 16 years of industry experience to Beecher Carlson and most recently served as the U.S. power and utilities leader for a large broker.

“Beecher Carlson has always been and remains committed to industry specialization,” said Beecher Carlson CEO Joe Siech.

“With their extensive power and energy knowledge and background, Danny and Mike will be able to partner with our clients to develop and implement innovative ways to identify, quantify, mitigate, and finance risk.”

In his new role, Wortman will be responsible for “helping risk managers and technology professionals develop strategic goals to maximize return on investment for risk mitigation solutions,” a press release announcing the appointment said.

Wortman brings more than 25 years of both technology and cyber risk experience and most recently served as the director of cyber operations, North America for KPMG.

“We are excited to welcome Oren to the team,” said Siech.

“His cyber risk experience will help increase our cyber practice offerings and the efficiencies within our clients’ cyber programs.”

Verisk Hires New Chief Human Resources Officer

Sunita Holzer, executive vice president and chief human resources officer, Verisk

Verisk announced the appointment of Sunita Holzer as executive vice president and chief human resources officer.

In this role, Holzer will be responsible for the oversight of Verisk’s global human resources operations and strategy.

Prior to her appointment with Verisk, Holzer served as the executive vice president and chief human resources officer for Realogy.

“Sunita is joining the team at a pivotal time in Verisk’s history,” said Scott Stephenson, chairman, president and CEO of Verisk.

“Given her business expertise and passion for organizational development and professional coaching, we welcome her leadership in meticulously fostering the Verisk culture and reinforcing our values as we continue to grow.” &

Emma Brenner is a staff writer with Risk & Insurance. She can be reached at [email protected].

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