“It’s an honor to join NFP, work with Vilma and contribute to the growth of our Energy practice,” said James Debenport. “We share the same vision in becoming the most dynamic, innovative, and responsive energy brokerage team in today’s evolving insurance market. It’s clear there is a deep commitment to shaping an exceptional culture within NFP. To say I’m excited would be an understatement.”
“We are thrilled to welcome Serena as our in-house counsel and chief risk officer in the US,” said Lisa Davis, chief executive, Canopius U.S. and Bermuda. “Serena will be an important part of our Leadership as US operations continue to grow at a rapid pace and we strengthen and broaden our offerings.”
“Joe is an outstanding addition to the global distribution team. He is highly regarded in the industry with a deep relationship network and proven record of driving transformational broker distribution strategies,” said Anthony Izzo, global head of facultative and distribution. “I look forward to partnering with Joe as we continue to enhance our growing global distribution network. Joe’s experience and leadership will support all aspects of Everest’s distribution – from strategy and marketing to driving best-in-class customer solutions.”
“Sandy’s knowledge of our industry, strategic mindset and collaborative nature make her the right leader for IMA Select,” said IMA President of Retail Operations Kyle Orndorff. “We see unlimited possibilities for the team and have no doubt Sandy will build on our customer-centric approach to develop IMA Select into the premier advisor for individuals, families and small businesses in the U.S.”
NFP appointed James Debenport as vice president, energy and marine, to the energy practice within NFP’s Specialty business. He served as vice president of a boutique wholesale brokerage firm specializing in the energy casualty business.
Canopius Group appointed Serena Lee as its general council and chief risk officer. She served as vice president, senior council – corporate and litigation at Ambridge Partners, LLC.
Everest Reinsurance announced that Joe Stuhl joined as senior vice president of Global Distribution. He served as an executive vice president and broker executive at Munich Re U.S.
IMA Select announced that Sandy Harvath joined as its president. She served as construction account manager at IMA.
WTW appointed Sudhir Modhvadia as head of structured risk. He served at RenaissanceRe as experienced property underwriter.
BMS announced that Ian Gormley joined as U.K. CEO. He previously served as managing director of global risks at BMS.
Liberty Company Insurance Brokers announced that John Bella joined as producer. He worked with various property management companies in the private real estate industry.
Convex Group Limited announced that Paul Brand joined as group CEO.
Everest Insurance announced the following appointments:
- Chris Curtin – head of U.S. property
- Patrick Hagerty – VP, division underwriting officer
- Maria Grace – chief underwriting officer