8 People on the Move

Hylant hires Anne Marie Towle, Orchid Medical promotes a new vice president of marketing, and much more in this edition of People on the Move.
By: | September 18, 2019

Hylant Hires Anne Marie Towle To Lead Global Captive Solutions Business 

Anne Marie Towle, global captive solutions business leader, Hylant

Hylant named Anne Marie Towle as its Global Captive Solutions business leader.

Towle held previous leadership roles in the captive and risk space in her 25 years of industry experience. She plans to bring new visions, approaches and strategies to Hylant’s existing services.

“I have the opportunity to bring my experience to the client and continue to grow and provide customized solutions and grow the overall team,” Towle told Risk & Insurance®.

“We’re planning on growing what I would call the ‘single-parent space.’ That being said, we’re obviously not talking about just in that area, but I think that’s where we will see the most significant growth of the captive.”

Most recently, Towle served as executive vice president at JLT Insurance Management where she led the captive practice.

Richarch Hylant, president, sales & innovation, expressed his optimism in Towle’s potential.

“Hylant has long placed its clients first with service offerings uniquely tailored to evolving trends and client needs. Adding Anne Marie to our team furthers this commitment as we look to make our captive business into a global resource in the captive and alternative risk space.”

“I am extremely excited for the opportunity,” said Towle.

Orchid Medical Promotes Kellie Jackson to Vice President of Marketing

Orchid Medical, a provider of cost-containment strategies for the workers’ compensation industry, promoted Kellie Jackson to its vice president of marketing.

Jackson joined Orchid in 2016 as the director of marketing and quickly displayed her creativity and innovation in the company’s smooth rebrand process.

Jackson will work closely with Tim Howlin, chief sales officer.

“Kellie is a tremendous asset to our organization,” says Howlin.

Kellie Jackson, vice president of marketing, Orchid Medical

“She has been instrumental in developing and implementing targeted strategies to enrich our brand and market presence. Kellie’s contributions prove significant at every level within the company, positively impacting our clients and the overall success of Orchid.”

She possesses more than 14 years of B2B marketing experience in the workers’ compensation industry and brings vast knowledge of marketing, brand development, and public relations, as exemplified in her rebranding efforts as marketing director.

Julie Alleyne Named Vice President of Policy and General Counsel, Surety and Fidelity Association

The Surety & Fidelity Association of America, a trade association of more than 425 insurance companies that underwrite more than 97 % of surety and fidelity bonds,  appointed Julie Alleyne to vice president of policy and general counsel.

Alleyne will be responsible for leading the company’s policy, legal, and promotional work for the contract surety, commercial surety and fidelity lines of business, as well as the legal and risk management issues that the association faces.

Alleyne spent more than 17 years in the surety and fidelity industries, working for SFAA member companies. Most recently, she founded and acted as chief executive officer of a privately-owned surety agency.

Surety & Fidelity Association of America President and CEO Lee Covington expressed his approval of Alleyne’s appointment.

“Julie’s work in both contract surety and commercial surety, her work on both legal and business issues, and her vision for serving our members ideally position her to play an integral role in advancing our goals for the surety and fidelity industry and the businesses, government agencies and consumers we serve,” said Covington.

“With SFAA starting a new era under Lee Covington’s leadership, I am both honored and excited to join the SFAA team. I look forward to working with SFAA’s members across a broad range of policy objectives and legal matters in both the surety and fidelity lines of business,” said Alleyne.

David Perez Promoted to Chief Underwriting Officer, Global Risk Solutions, Liberty Mutual Insurance 

Global Risk Solutions (GRS), Liberty Mutual Insurance’s global commercial and specialty lines insurer and reinsurer appointed David Perez as chief underwriting officer.

Perez, who has been with Liberty Mutual since 2012, previously served as executive vice president of National Insurance Specialty. He will report to James Slaughter, chief underwriting officer, Global Risk Solutions.

David Perez, chief underwriting officer, Global Risk Solutions, Liberty Mutual Insurance

The addition of Perez will help Global Risk Solutions continue to provide full range of innovative traditional insurance, specialty and reinsurance risk solutions to businesses all over the world.

In his new role, Perez will oversee training and development of GRS’s underwriters, drive underwriting strategy, and maximize profit for Liberty Mutual customers and brokers.

“I’m tremendously pleased to appoint David to this critical new position,” said Slaughter. “Beyond successfully managing underwriting at Liberty, he has shown himself as an exceptional innovator and transformation agent and will bring these skills to a key new role serving all of our operations in North America.”

Aspen Promotes Mary Kotch as Chief Information Officer

Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited, a reinsurance and insurance coverage provider, announced the appointment of Mary Kotch, chief information officer with immediate effect. She will be a member of the Aspen Group Executive Committee.

Kotch has over 20 years of experience in technology innovation, application shared services and managing an office with ongoing global projects. She is seasoned in digital and data management.

Prior to joining Aspen, Kotch served in senior technology roles at Validus Group and AIG. Notably, she was named one of the “2019 Top 50 Women in Technology” by the U.S. National Diversity Council.

“I am delighted to welcome Mary to Aspen,” said Mark Cloutier, chief executive officer of Aspen and fellow member of the executive committee.

“She has extensive experience in transforming global companies’ IT strategies, focusing on revenue growth through the use of technology, while ensuring that a company’s infrastructure and applications are progressive, stable, flexible and aligned with the needs of customers, partners and employees. I very much look forward to working with her.”

Alan Simpson, director of information technology, ClearPath Mutual

Alan Simpson Named Director of Information Technology, ClearPath Mutual 

ClearPath Mutual Insurance Company, a monoline workers’ compensation insurance carrier, picked up a new chief information technology officer in Alan Simpson.

In serving ClearPath Mutual’s customers, which consist of more than 7,300 policy holders, Simpson arrives with twenty-plus years of information technology experience.

His most recent position was the chief technology officer for Bank of Springfield in Springfield, Illinois. There, he was responsible for directing and maintaining development of the company’s cyber security plan and relaying the technology strategy to employees.

Prior to his position at Bank of Springfield, Simpson was the vice president of information technology at Scott Credit Union in Edwardsville, IL. There, he gained experience in financial management as well as developing policies and procedures to ensure highly available and compliant technology services.

Simpson is a proud United States Army veteran, having served in the 101st Airborne at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

Hearsay Systems Adds Insurance Cloud Veteran Alex Falls to Lead Global Product Management

Alex Falls has been named vice president of product, Hearsay Systems. Hearsay provides compliant digital communications and workflow solutions in wealth management, property and casualty, and life insurance.

Alex Falls, vice president of product, Hearsay Systems

Falls will be responsible for new product development as the company continues to focus on enabling financial services relationship managers and insurance agents to be proactive and systematic, yet human in service of clients and prospects. His background includes core systems, CRM, and analytics.

Previously, Falls served as vice president of product management for five of his fourteen year tenure with Guidewire.

“Hearsay has been at the cutting edge of financial services from the start,” said Falls.

“The company is moving the industry into the future with compelling solutions that work together to solve complex issues while helping advisors and agents improve relationships with clients and prospects. I can’t wait to work with this outstanding team as we transform the financial services industry.”

“Alex has tremendous, highly relevant experience that will help Hearsay continue to innovate for our customers,” said Clara Shih, founder and chief executive officer of Hearsay.

Sabrina Mitchell, vice president of claims, southeast region, PMA Companies Insurance Group

PMA Companies Insurance Group Names Sabrina Mitchell Assistant VP of Claims

She will report to Ray DiCello, senior vice president of and chief claims officer, PMA.

Mitchell’s responsibilities will include leading the claims teams in the southeast region of the United States.

Mitchell has 25 years of experience in insurance industry and fifteen years of experience at PMA. She joined the company in 2004 as a regional claims supervisor and most recently served as regional claims manager throughout nine states.

“We are very pleased to announce Sabrina’s well-deserved promotion. She has an established, proven track record of leadership, technical acumen and a strong commitment to customer service,” said DiCello.

“I am confident that under her direction, the Southeast Region will continue to deliver exceptional claims services that optimize outcomes for injured workers and employers and lowers our clients’ total cost of risk.” &

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

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