June 20, 2018

Erica Bro Appointed Program Manager of StateFund First

San Francisco, CA – StateFund First, a sister company of Charity First Insurance Services, recently announced the promotion of Erica Bro to Program Manager. Bro began her career at StateFund First in 2013, reviewing new business submissions. She was promoted rapidly, first to agency representative and then to a supervisory role where she served as the key point of contact for complex and escalated issues. “I feel that knowing all aspects of the StateFund First program has led to this position…[Continue Reading]

Lorra O’Banion Named NE Workers’ Comp Court Acting Administrator

Lincoln, NE – The Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court recently announced that Lorra O’Banion has assumed the duties of Acting Administrator of the Court effective June 4, 2018. O’Banion, who will continue to serve in her role as the court’s General Counsel, replaces Jackie Boesen, who has accepted a position with the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska. As Acting Administrator, O’Banion will serve as the chief administrative officer for the court and the primary liaison between…[Continue Reading]

SAIF Hires Laura Robison as Chief Actuarial Officer

Salem, OR – Oregon’s not-for-profit workers’ compensation insurance company SAIF recently announced that Laura Robison, FCAS, MAAA, will be joining the company in September as chief actuarial officer. In her new role, Robison will manage the loss reserving process, oversee ratemaking and rate filing, and manage SAIF’s reinsurance program, among other duties. “We are thrilled to welcome Laura to SAIF to lead our actuary team,” said Kerry Barnett, president and CEO at SAIF. “She’s a proven leader…[Continue Reading]

Pinnacol Assurance Announces Leadership Reorganization

Denver, CO – Pinnacol Assurance recently announced that it is retooling its leadership structure in order to support its efforts to focus on customers and advance its digital innovations. Mark Isakson, who had been Senior Vice President of Operations, now becomes the company’s Chief Customer Officer. He will serve as the senior executive overseeing operations, information services and agency relations. Quincy Douglass, previously the Associate Vice President of Customer Experience, will become…[Continue Reading]

Texas Mutual Names New Chief Operating Officer and Senior VP of Policyholder Services

Austin, TX – Texas Mutual Insurance Company recently announced Jeanette Ward as the company’s new chief operating officer (COO) and Kim Haugaard as the company’s new senior vice president of policyholder services—the role previously filled by Ward. As COO, Ward will oversee the company’s policyholder services, underwriting, information technology, digital innovation and solutions, and marketing and customer engagement areas. In his new role, Haugaard is responsible for claim operations…[Continue Reading]

Nova Medical Centers Names Dr. Mark Pucek New Chief Medical Officer

Houston, TX – Nova Medical Centers recently announced that Dr. Mark Pucek has been named as its Chief Medical Officer. Nova Medical Centers operates 48 occupational medicine facilities across Texas, Georgia, Tennessee, and Indiana and has more than 700,000 patient visits and treats over 40,000 injured employees each year. Nova Medical Centers provides work injury care services, pre-employment testing, drug screens, physical therapy and online medical reporting. “We are honored to have…[Continue Reading]

Amerisure Names Patricia E. Mooradian to its Board of Directors

armington Hills, MI -(PRWeb)- Amerisure Mutual Insurance Company recently announced the election of Patricia E. Mooradian to its board of directors effective May 10, 2018. Mooradian is president and CEO of The Henry Ford where she has led the transformation of that institution from a locally known attraction to an acclaimed world-class destination bringing in 1.8 million visitors annually. “I am pleased to welcome Patricia to our board of directors,” said Gregory J. Crabb, president and CEO of Amerisure…[Continue Reading]

Artemis Emslie Joins Ametros’ Board of Directors

Wilmington, MA – Artemis Emslie has become an independent member of the board of directors of Ametros. As a highly regarded thought leader in the industry, she will provide strategic insight and guidance for the company to ensure products and services align with the company’s overall vision. “We are very excited to have Artemis on the board,” said Marques Torbert, the CEO of Ametros. “Her experience as a senior leader of a fast-growing and successful company in our space gives her a unique…[Continue Reading]

MEMIC Hires Heal, Promotes Flaherty and Wintle to Director

Portland, ME – To support continued growth, The MEMIC Group has announced the appointment of Lara Heal to Director, Managed Care Services as well as the promotion of Karen Flaherty to Director, Financial Operations and Kristen Wintle to Director, Compensation and Benefits. Heal has more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry with 10 years as a Director, Case Management and Vocational Rehab Services at Unum. She graduated from the University of Southern Maine with a…[Continue Reading]

Former TX Workers’ Comp Commissioner Announces Creation of The Brannan Firm

Austin, TX – Ryan Brannan, former Commissioner of Workers’ Compensation in Texas and Advisor to Governor Rick Perry, has announced the founding of The Brannan Firm, which will provide clients with an array of legal and government relations services built upon his depth of policy expertise on a variety of issues around state government. “My years in and around government have taught me the value of sound policy, tireless advocacy, and strong relationships,” Brannan said. “Success in…[Continue Reading]

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