June 26, 2017

Glen J. Distefano Appointed Chief Technology Officer for SUNZ Insurance Co

SUNZ Insurance

Bradenton, FL – SUNZ Insurance Company recently announced it has appointed Glen J. Distefano to the position of Chief Technology Officer. Distefano will provide the leadership, vision and a roadmap for how technology can further strengthen the company’s current and future workers’ compensation offerings, service delivery and…[Continue Reading]

Pinnacol Assurance Names Senior Medical Director

Pinnacol Assurance

Denver, CO – Pinnacol Assurance recently announced that it has named Thomas D. Denberg, MD, as the company’s new Senior Medical Director. Dr. Denberg will play an integral role in Pinnacol’s operational strategy and goals and will lead new and existing clinical quality improvement initiatives. “Dr. Denberg has the education…[Continue Reading]

Three Resilient Students Awarded MEMIC Scholarships Totaling $15,000


Portland, ME – At its recent Annual Meeting of the Policyholders The MEMIC Group awarded $15,000 in scholarships to three children of workers who suffered serious workplace injuries. Cody Smith of Greenbush, Maine; Derek McGraw of Brooklin, Maine; and Shannon Bagoly of Winsted, Connecticut are this year’s MEMIC Harvey Picker…[Continue Reading]

William C. Bruce Named Executive Director of ACOEM


Washington, DC – William C. “Bill” Bruce, CAE, MBA, has been named executive director of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM), effective July 1, 2017, to replace the current director who has elected to retire. “We are thrilled to have Bill Bruce joining us as our new executive director,” said Charles…[Continue Reading]

Amerisure Announces New VP of Finance


Farmington Hills, MI – Amerisure Insurance recently announced that Chris Spaude has been promoted to vice president of finance. In this position, Spaude directly reports to Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer Matt Simon. In his new position, Spaude will be responsible for, and collaborate with, Amerisure’s Strategic and Operational…[Continue Reading]

EMPLOYERS Names Jeffrey Shaw VP, Application Dev, Data & Integration

Employers Insurance

Reno, NV – EMPLOYERS recently announced that it has named Jeffrey Shaw as vice president, application development, data and integration. Shaw has held a number of leadership positions within the information technology industry, spanning a 19 year career. He reports directly to the chief information officer, and is responsible for the configuration…[Continue Reading]

VT DOL Announces David Lahr as New Workforce Development Director

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Montpelier, VT – Commissioner of Labor Lindsay Kurrle recently announced the appointment of long-time Department of Labor employee David Lahr as the new Workforce Development Division Director. “As we work to align statewide workforce, education, and economic development resources necessary to develop a vibrant economy…[Continue Reading]

LA Governor Edwards Makes Appointments to Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council

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Baton Rouge, LA – Governor John Bel Edwards recently announced appointments to several Louisiana boards and commissions, including the Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council.The Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council is responsible for monitoring and reporting to the governor and the legislature on the implementation…[Continue Reading]

Main Street America Promotes Dan Gaynor to SVP, Chief Underwriting Officer

Main Street America Group

Jacksonville, FL – The Main Street America Group has announced the promotion of Dan Gaynor to senior vice president, chief underwriting officer. In this newly established role, Gaynor, who has been the super-regional property/casualty insurance company’s vice president of commercial lines since 2011, will now oversee commercial lines and…[Continue Reading]

SAIF Board of Directors Reelects Jenny Ulum as Chair, Elects Jeff Stone as Vice Chair


Salem, OR – On June 7, the SAIF board of directors voted to reelect Jenny Ulum board chair for a third term, and to elect Jeff Stone vice chair. Board member Kevin Jensen has served as vice chair since 2014. Stone is executive director and CEO of the Oregon Association of Nurseries (OAN), based in Wilsonville. OAN, a SAIF policyholder…[Continue Reading]

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