Once Voted SocGen’s Woman of the Year, Former Exec Sues for $6M After Firing

Article 0 Comments A veteran executive who was voted woman of the year at Societe Generale SA is suing the bank at a Paris employment tribunal after colleagues accused her of being a disrespectful control-freak and her bosses decided she was unfit for management. Zeina Bignier, SocGen’s former head of […]

The $900 Billion Auto Aftermarket: Where Total Losses Turn Into Big Gains

Article 1 Comments Mike Rosser, a 41-year veteran of the salvage car business, remembers a day when auctions for junked cars drew 30 guys standing in the sun, inspecting mangled cars for intact alternators and transmissions. On this February morning, though, the suburban Atlanta man is watching a real-time web […]

Aon Appoints Lambrou as Global CEO of Commercial Risk Solutions

Article 0 Comments Aon plc has appointed veteran Aon leader, Lambros Lambrou, as global CEO of Commercial Risk Solutions. Lambrou has worked within the risk management industry for more than three decades, holding leadership roles that span numerous Aon solution lines and regions. Lambrou assumes the Commercial Risk Solutions CEO […]

Former Farmers, AIG Direct, 21st Century Exec DeSantis Named President, CEO of The General

Article 0 Comments Nashville-based auto insurer The General has appointed veteran insurance executive Tony DeSantis to the new position of president and chief executive officer, joining Chief Operating Officer Steve Tjugum as the company’s top leaders. Elicia Azali has been named Marketing senior vice president. The General, which specializes in […]

Reimagining Health Care After CVS Takeover of Aetna: Viewpoint

Article 0 Comments CVS Health Corp. CEO Larry Merlo is a 28-year veteran of the company who helped lead its transformation from a regional drugstore chain into a pharmacy giant. Now, after guiding CVS through its $69 billion acquisition of insurer Aetna Inc., he has the chance to cap off […]

Insurance Office of America Hires Lane in Florida, Expands in Brevard County

Article 0 Comments Insurance Office of America (IOA) has hired industry veteran Phillip Lane to its team as it adds locations in Brevard County, Fla. Lane joins the team as a risk management consultant. Prior to joining IOA, Lane was a producer at J.W. Edens Insurance in Indialantic, Fla. There […]

Industry Vet Collins Opens Brightway Agency in Florida

Article 0 Comments Insurance industry veteran Ryan Collins, opened Brightway, The Ryan Collins Agency on Sept. 25, in Sunrise, Fla. Collins comes to Brightway with 15 years of industry experience at Progressive, Liberty Mutual, Safeco and Windhaven, where he rose through the ranks and most recently served as the chief […]

Pennsylvania’s Erie Insurance Appoints Kricher as Harrisburg Branch Manager

Article 0 Comments Fourteen-year Erie Insurance veteran Glenn Kricher has been appointed to the position of branch manager at the insurer’s Harrisburg, Penn., branch, effective September 13. As a current senior district sales manager in Harrisburg, Kricher oversees one of Erie’s largest districts. Kricher joined Erie’s Harrisburg branch in 2004 […]

Hernandez Named Interim Texas State Fire Marshal

Article 0 Comments Orlando Hernandez, a 28-year veteran of the fire and emergency services professions, has been selected to serve as the interim state fire marshal, the Texas Department of Insurance announced. Hernandez has been the life safety coordinator at the Texas Department of Public Safety since 2014. He began […]

Crumbaker Opens Brightway Agency in Carlsbad, California

Article 0 Comments Veteran insurance executive and now Brightway insurance agency owner, Brian Crumbaker, has opened Brightway, The Crumbaker Agency in Carlsbad, California. While the brand is still new to California, Crumbaker’s Agency is the company’s fourth agency in the Golden State. Crumbaker comes to Brightway with 20 years of […]