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HOMELINK Welcomes New National Account Manager
HOMELINK has welcomed Brad Sloan to serve as a national account manager on its client relations team. Sloan brings seven years of workers’ compensation industry experience to his new role. His industry tenure includes a combined background in MSA’s, pharmacy review, case management, and record retrieval, according to a press release.
“With a proven track record in the workers’ compensation industry, I have no doubt Brad will be a key contributor to our Client Relations team. We are excited Brad has decided to join our HOMELINK family,” said Danny Real, VP of sales, client relations & marketing for HOMELINK.
Sloan commented, “The people at HOMELINK have fostered a positive culture that makes working here such a rewarding experience.”
“Being an employee-owned company, it is easy to see that everyone takes a lot of pride in the work they do every day, and I cannot be more excited to contribute to this atmosphere.” he added.
Sayata Expands U.S. Growth Team with Veteran Hires
Insurtech company, Sayata, has added two new members to its U.S. team.
As business development manager, Susan Speer will oversee all current and prospective partner relationships in the U.S. Midwest. Previously, she worked as senior underwriter at AmTrust Financial Services for the West Coast.
She also previously held senior underwriter and business development roles at Argo, Liberty Mutual, Beazley, and The Hartford.
Based in Atlanta, Lisa Sanders will oversee all Sayata business development operations in the Southeast.
Sanders brings more than 20 years of insurance industry experience to Sayata. She was previously SVP, producer at Aon and held senior business development roles at AIG, Chubb, and Zurich.
Kingsley Flynn, head of insurance at Sayata, commented, “The addition of Susan and Lisa underscores how fast Sayata is growing and our need to deepen relationships on the local level.”
ICW Group Promotes New VP of National Underwriting Initiatives
ICW Group Insurance Companies has named Rob deViere to serve in the newly created role of vice president, national workers’ compensation underwriting.
Formerly the East region vice president of workers’ compensation underwriting, deViere is now responsible for the national operations strategy and execution for the underwriting portion of the company’s workers’ compensation business, according to a press release.
“Rob has been instrumental in helping grow our work comp presence through the East region of the country over the past eight years,” said Paul Zamora, senior vice president, workers’ comp underwriting.
“His vision, expertise and passion will undoubtedly be key to ICW Group’s continued success in the future. There is no better person to fill this new role and help take our underwriting performance to new heights.”
An industry veteran with more than 28 years of workers’ compensation experience, deViere’s background includes management and executive positions at Zenith and other insurance carriers.
He is also known as an industry advocate for his involvement in various professional organizations. Currently, he serves as chair of the Missouri Aggregate Excess of Loss Reinsurance Mechanism.
deViere also serves on the board of governors and board of directors of the Florida Workers’ Compensation Joint Underwriting Association and National Workers’ Compensation Reinsurance Association respectively.
New Executives Join LUBA Workers’ Comp Leadership Team
LUBA Workers’ Comp recently added two executives to its leadership team. Luke Blalock joined as vice president, controller, and Ryan Inzenga will serve as assistant vice president, underwriting manager.
As vice president, controller – a new position for the company – Blalock will oversee the accounting and audit departments and work closely with management on financial matters, operational efficiency, and strategic growth.
“Luke is a great fit for our team and brings over a decade of insurance accounting experience which includes system integrations, compliance and audit,” said Steve Werner, chief financial officer of LUBA Workers’ Comp.
Prior to joining the company, Blalock was with Guaranty Corporation and its subsidiary, Guaranty Income Life Insurance Company (GILICO), for 12 years. He is an active member of the Insurance Accounting & Systems Association (IASA) and has served on the board of the IASA Midsouth chapter.
Ryan Inzenga brings nearly 15 years of workers’ comp experience to the LUBA team having worked in several different markets including Louisiana, New Mexico, Iowa, and, most recently, North Carolina with Falls Lake Insurance, according to a press release.
“Ryan has a deep technical knowledge and shares our dedication to building and maintaining strong relationships with our independent agency partners,” said David Bondy, founder and CEO of LUBA workers’ comp. &