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Pioneer Underwriters
Jessica Huhn-Kenzik

Pioneer Underwriters has announced that Pioneer Special Risk (PSR) has commenced underwriting environmental liability, led by Jessica Huhn-Kenzik, vice president, via its newly established division in Exton, Pennsylvania.

PSR has been approved as a coverholder at Lloyd’s for environmental liability with licenses to transact business in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. The team will provide property owners, developers and contractors with pollution and professional coverage, including site pollution liability.

XL Catlin Singapore
Lim Mei Yean

XL Catlin’s insurance segment today announced it has appointed a new Underwriter, Lim Mei Yean, to its Political Risk and Trade Credit team based in Singapore.

Ms. Lim joins XL Catlin from Asia Capital Reinsurance where she held the position of Underwriter specialising in trade credit treaty reinsurance and specialised facultative reinsurance placements. Ms. Lim has more than 13 years of industry experience covering credit and risk management at Trafigura, Cargill and Euler Hermes.

QBE North America
Daniel Franzetti

QBE North America have announced that Daniel Franzetti has joined the organization as Chief Claims Officer. In this role, Mr. Franzetti will serve on the Executive Management Board and have responsibility for leadership of QBE North America's claims function.

A well-regarded industry executive, Mr. Franzetti has deep claims expertise, a passion for the business, and a proven track record of delivering excellent claims service. Working from QBE's New York City office, he will report to QBE North America's CEO, Dave Duclos.

IAG Australia
Elizabeth Bryan

The IAG Board has appointed Ms Elizabeth Bryan AM as its Chairman, effective 31 March 2016

Ms Bryan will succeed Mr Brian Schwartz AM, who announced his intention to retire from the Board at the company’s annual general meeting in October 2015 after seven years as IAG Chairman and 11 years on the IAG Board.

Katie MacGregor

ArgoGlobal have announced the appointment of Katie MacGregor as Head of Claims for ArgoGlobal. Katie will report to David Lang, Chief Operating Officer. Katie joins ArgoGlobal from Liberty Mutual where she has worked for the last 12 years in positions of increasing responsibility, most recently as Deputy Head of Claims and Head of the Commercial Lines Claims Division for Liberty Specialty Markets.

Lorraine Mackey

Lorraine Mackey has joined Hiscox’s London Market energy team as an Energy Underwriter. Mackey’s appointment completes the team led by Charles Rawlins, Energy Line Underwriter, and also includes Louis Cozon.

Previously at AXIS Capital, Mackey has six years’ underwriting experience across various product lines including offshore, onshore and renewable energy, marine, property, aviation and terrorism, with the last three years focused on offshore energy.

U.S. Risk Insurance Group
John L. Guadagno

U.S. Risk Insurance Group, Inc., the nation’s sixth largest Property and Casualty wholesaler announced that it has named John L. Guadagno Executive Vice President of Binding Operations for U.S. Risk Underwriters.

John Guadagno is an industry veteran with over 31 years of experience in Property & Casualty Insurance industry on Long Island, specializing in Excess & Surplus lines.

QBE North America
Dennis Kearns

QBE North America has announced that Dennis Kearns, Senior Vice President, Underwriting Leader, will assume leadership of its Financial Institutions practice in addition to his existing role leading the Transactional Liability practice.

Liberty Specialty Markets
Mike Gosselin

Liberty Specialty Markets, has promoted Mike Gosselin to the role of Chief Underwriting Officer for Specialty. He will report to Matthew Moore, Group Chief Underwriting Officer.

Stephanie Gould Rabin

Holborn, an independent reinsurance broker based in New York City, has hired Stephanie Gould Rabin as senior vice president.