8 People on the Move

Chubb, Liberty Mutual, Hamilton Insurance Group and more see execs rising in their ranks in this edition of People on the Move.
By: | March 30, 2019 • 5 min read

Chubb Bermuda Names Richard Porter as Head of Financial Lines

Chubb Bermuda has selected Richard Porter as its senior vice president and head of financial lines.

In this role, Porter will be responsible for leading Chubb Bermuda’s D&O liability, cyber, transactional risk, E&O and employment practice liability lines. He will report to Judy Gonsalves, VP of Chubb Group and division president of Chubb Bermuda.

Richard Porter, senior vice president, head of financial lines, Chubb Bermuda

Rick Porter is a recognized leader in the insurance industry with an outstanding track record for achieving results,” said Gonsalves.

“We see tremendous opportunities to provide our clients with the most comprehensive set of solutions for meeting very specific needs, and believe Rick’s deep legal, risk management and insurance background, in addition to his considerable experience with both claims and compliance, will help further strengthen our ability to deliver superior financial lines solutions and services to the marketplace,” she said.

Before joining Chubb Bermuda, Porter was a partner with Wilson Elser in New York, N.Y. where he worked for ten years.

Liberty Mutual Brings Kelly Proctor to the Mid-Atlantic

Liberty Mutual Insurance has named Kelly B. Proctor as the branch executive in the Mid-Atlantic region, serving Maryland, Washington D.C. and Virginia. She will report to David Russo, SVP, Mid-Atlantic Regional Executive.

“We are pleased to announce that Kelly has joined our nationwide network of distribution executives,” said Russo.

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“She is recognized for her industry knowledge, as well as her abilities to provide solutions and build strong relationships.”

Proctor comes to this role with more than 20 years’ experience, serving in a diverse number of industries, from underwriting, sales, insurance and more. Her most recent role was as regional sales manager with AmTrust North America.

Prior to that, Proctor served with Westfield insurance as an agency specialist, where she led the design and implementation of a new distribution platform aimed to broaden the company’s agency presence in the Southwest.

Hamilton Insurance Group Announces Three Executive Developments

The Bermuda-based holding company for insurance and reinsurance operations in Bermuda and at Lloyd’s, Hamilton Insurance Group, has announced several executive-level developments impacting its operations.

Peter Barrett, former chairman of Lloyd’s insurance broker Bell & Clements has been appointed to the newly-created position of global head, specialty insurance.

Barrett will be based in London and report to Hamilton Group CEO Pina Albo. He will be responsible for overseeing the integration of the Lloyd’s and non-Lloyd’s operations that are being acquired by Hamilton from Liberty Mutual Group.

Christi Garber, senior vice president, tax, Hamilton Insurance Group

Christi Garber, former tax director of the Americas at Validus Group, has been appointed to the newly-created position of senior vice president, tax.

Garber will be based in New York and will report to CFO Jonathan Reiss. She will be a key member of the Hamilton finance team, with responsibilities spanning all taxation matters. That will include developing and maintaining an overall approach for taxation efficiency and operations that support the company’s growth strategy.

Garber will also be responsible for for all aspects of Hamilton’s global tax compliance.

Dermot O’Donohoe is leaving his position of CEO of Hamilton at Lloyd’s after serving in that role since 2015.

INTERTEL Welcomes New Director of Digital Intelligence Solutions

INTERTEL, a provider of professional, cost-effective medical canvassing and other intelligence solutions to assist in identifying pertinent information for the insurance claims industry, has selected Joseph E. Stephenson as its new director of digital intelligence solutions.

This is a newly created position that INTERTEL intends to utilize to build the company’s brand and enhance service offerings and move to target new claims industries to benefit a growing clientele.

Stephenson enters this role with more than 30 years experience in both civil and criminal investigations. He is considered an expert in the field of social media and open source intelligence research.

“Joe is a highly respected and accomplished special investigations unit executive and social media intelligence leader who has a deep understanding of the insurance claims industry,” said Steve DeRossett, president, INTERTEL, Inc.

“We’re privileged to have an expert of his caliber join INTERTEL, and I’m confident he will contribute greatly to our company and uphold the values that have made INTERTEL successful.”

United Heartland Promotes Dana Pierce

United Heartland has promoted Dana Pierce to the role of regional director of its Charlotte, N.C., branch.

Dana Pierce, regional director, United Heartland

United Heartland acts as the marketing name for the United Wisconsin Insurance Company, a national workers’ compensation insurance company.

Pierce has been with Heartland since 2007, where he began his tenure in underwriting. Recently, Pierce held the position of regional manager of business development. He has 25 years’ experience in the insurance industry.

“Dana has had an incredibly positive impact on our business in the southeast U.S.,” said Justin Bealhen, vice president of field operations.

“He has a great underwriting mind and was a key player in our Charlotte expansion efforts, assembling an industry-leading business development team. We are excited to have him in this new position, guiding our business development efforts in the region.”

Tom Wilson Joins Dissinger Reed

Dissinger Reed has added Tom Wilson to its athletic insurance team as a market consultant.  He will assist with strategic business alliances throughout the athletic insurance industry. As the founder and former president of National Sports Underwriters, LLC and Summit America Insurance Services, LLC, Wilson is bringing 30 years’ experience to Dissinger Reed.

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“I am extremely pleased to now be working with Christian Reed and the entire team at Dissinger Reed in their ongoing efforts to provide innovative insurance programs and services to America’s Amateur Athletic Community,” said Wilson.

“Their proven results and reputation as the athletic insurance leader is widely known and I look forward to adding to that success,” he added.

Dissinger Reed is a special risk agency that focuses specifically on the unique insurance needs of collegiate athletic departments and state high school associations. Christian Reed acts as the company’s CEO.

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