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One Call and Paradigm announce leadership team changes, Aon brings on a new design and construction professional liability practice leader and more.
By: | May 19, 2022

One Call Names New CEO and Announces Other Leadership Team Changes

One Call has named Jay Krueger as its new CEO. 

Krueger, who previously served as the company’s president since September of 2021 and has been a member of the firm’s board of directors for two-and-a-half years, will replace  former CEO Thomas Warsop, who has transitioned to a role as  the company’s executive chairman.  

To his new role, Krueger will bring 23 years in the health care industry, and 14 years within the workers’ comp sector specifically. He plans to focus on opportunities for the company to increase efficiency and drive innovation within the industry.  

“Jay’s qualifications speak for themselves,” Warsop said in a press release. “With 23 years of experience in health care – and 14 of those years dedicated to workers’ compensation – Jay possesses extensive knowledge and understanding of the industry and One Call’s role within it.” 

In addition to naming Krueger as CEO, One Call announced the promotion of Will Smith from chief strategy officer to chief strategy and growth officer. In this role, Smith will strategically align the sales, product development, data and analytics, and marketing teams.

“Will knows every facet of One Call and this industry,” Warsop said. 

“With an incredibly talented team behind him, he will oversee the overarching growth strategy for our company – a strategy that places clients’ and injured workers’ needs front and center. I know we will continue to see great achievements from this area of our business.”  

Paradigm Makes Two Changes to the Executive Leadership Team

Kathy Galia, chief clinical solutions officer, Paradigm

Kevin Turner, chief growth officer, Paradigm

Paradigm has appointed Kevin Turner to the position of chief growth officer and Kathy Galia to chief clinical solutions officer.  

Both Turner and Galia come to these positions from previous roles in the company. Turner served as chief clinical solutions officer following Paradigm’s reorganization in 2021. He has served as a member of the company’s executive leadership for the last 13 years in various roles.

Galia comes to her new position after serving as senior vice president and general manager of clinical solutions for Paradigm. Prior to that, she worked for The Hartford Fire Insurance Company in several strategic leadership and medical case management roles.

“With Kevin and Kathy, we are fortunate to have extremely talented, respected leaders with the ability to take on expanded roles that build upon long track records of success at Paradigm and in the industry,” Paradigm CEO John Watts said in a press release. 

“We are so proud to elevate these excellent leaders into positions that offer new growth opportunities for them and the organization. I look forward to working closely with both Kevin and Kathy in their new roles as we continue our mission of improving lives and building excellence in the Paradigm organization.”

Liberty Company Insurance Brokers Names A New Managing Partner

Liberty Company Insurance Brokers has named Michael McDonald a managing partner. 

McDonald began his career at Marsh where focused on high-net worth clients. Most recently he has been serving a large network of business owners on lines ranging from real estate and construction to financial services and technology for a regional brokerage.    

“Joining the team at Liberty Company has been nothing short of amazing. Coming from a regional brokerage, I was concerned that Liberty’s larger platform and national presence would mean a step back in collaboration and continuity,” McDonald said in a press release. 

“To the contrary, however, with industry leaders at Liberty proactively reaching out to offer their expertise and genuine support, I am more energized and confident than ever that our team of specialists can provide insurance solutions that truly deliver value to our clients.” 

Bob Rogers to Lead Aon’s Design and Construction Professional Liability Practice 

Bob Rogers, managing director, design and construction professional liability team, Aon

Aon announced the appointment of Bob Rogers as managing director of the firm’s design and construction professional liability team.  

Rogers came to Aon by way of AIG, where he spent 13 years as global head of construction professional liability, and Lexington where he served as a vice president. In these roles he worked as lead underwriter on some of the world’s largest design risks, a press release announcing the appointment said. 

“Bob brings a wealth of technical and industry expertise to our practice,” Mark J. Peterson, managing director of professional services at Aon, said in a press release. 

“We believe his expertise will be a differentiator for our rapidly growing client base. He will bring senior leadership and a wealth of additional expertise to an area which has grown exponentially in the last few years.”

CAC Specialty Brings on New Risk Engineer for CAC Natural Resources

Jim Biggins will join CAC Specialty as a senior vice president of CAC Specialty’s natural resources team.

Biggins, who has a background as an engineer, comes to the firm from TUV SUD Global Risk Consultants, where he led the TUV SUD Power Generation Focus Group. He has more than 35 years of experience in property risk engineering in the power and renewables sector and has certifications as both a Professional Engineer (PE) and Certified Safety Professional (CSP). 

“We are so excited to have Jim on our team. His proficiency in consultancy roles and his engineering expertise will provide an immediate impact,” Erin Lynch, president of CAC natural resources and co-leader of power and renewables, said in a press release.

In this role, Biggins will focus on power and renewables, but he will also be aid the oil and gas and mining and metals teams. &

 

Courtney DuChene is an associate editor at Risk & Insurance. She can be reached at [email protected]

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