December 17, 2017

Former CA DIR Chief John Duncan Joins Cal Capitol Group

Sacramento, CA -(BusinessWire)- John C. Duncan, former Director of the California Dept. of Industrial Relations, has joined advocacy and consulting firm Cal Capitol Group as a Senior Executive. Duncan worked under three California governors in a career of public service that began with postings at the Dept. of Defense in the Reagan Administration. Duncan’s expertise and communication skills will benefit CCG clients on issues involving labor, healthcare, workers’ compensation…[Continue Reading]

George Parisotto Appointed Administrative Director of CA DWC

Oakland, CA – The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) recently to announced that Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. has appointed George Parisotto as administrative director of the Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC). “We are very pleased with the choice of George Parisotto as administrative director, as he has been a valued member of our department,” said Christine Baker, Director of the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR). DWC is a division of DIR. Parisotto has filled the post of…[Continue Reading]

ICW Group Names John Novak Chief Operating and Strategic Execution Officer

San Diego, CA – ICW Group Insurance Companies, a group of property and casualty carriers, recently announced the appointment of John Novak as chief operating and strategic execution officer, effective immediately. Novak will succeed David Hoppen, who accepted the position of president of VerTerra Insurance Company (a member company of ICW Group). Hoppen will relocate to Florida and assume this position beginning Jan. 1, 2018. “Since joining ICW Group in 2005, David has made a tremendous…[Continue Reading]

Paradigm Outcomes Welcomes John Watts Jr. as CEO, Retains Jim Hudak as Executive Chairman

Walnut Creek, CA – Paradigm Outcomes recently announced the appointment of John Watts Jr. to the Chief Executive Officer position. Watts will lead the strategic expansion of the nation’s leading provider of catastrophic and complex care management solutions. He will retain his position on the Board of Directors. Jim Hudak, who has served as Paradigm’s CEO since 2011, will become Executive Chairman, thereby implementing a designed succession plan. “This is the perfect time for…[Continue Reading]

One Call Appoints Brian Griffith as Chief Sales and Marketing Officer

Jacksonville, FL – One Call Care Management recently announced that it has appointed Brian Griffith as chief sales and marketing officer. “With his extensive leadership experience in the property and casualty industry and his deep knowledge of the workers’ compensation space, Brian is uniquely equipped to drive critical growth strategies and initiatives across the One Call platform. This, coupled with Brian’s experience leading sales and marketing for a Fortune 500 firm, will bring the discipline…[Continue Reading]

PCI Elects New Officers to Board of Governors

Chicago, IL – The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) recently elected new officers to its Board of Governors during the association’s annual meeting. Kurt Bock, CEO, COUNTRY Financial was elected as PCI’s chair; Pete McPartland, chairman of the board, president and CEO, Sentry Insurance was elected first vice chair; and Jim Brannen, CEO, FBL Financial Group was elected second vice chair. “We are thrilled that Kurt will be taking the wheel of PCI…[Continue Reading]

Concordia Care, Inc Expands Senior Management Team, Names Berardo CEO

Miami, FL – Concordia Care, Inc. recently announce the appointment of Joseph Berardo, Jr. as CEO, as well as the expansion of its management team. Concordia helps insurers, government entities, self-insured plan sponsors and other managed care organizations improve healthcare outcomes using a patient-centered care program that leverages biopsychosocial science, predictive data analytics and evidence-based best practices to improve outcomes and reduce overall cost of quality care…[Continue Reading]

Mark Bilger Joins York as Chief Information Officer

Parsippany, NJ – York Risk Services Group (York) recently announced that Mark Bilger has joined the company as Chief Information Officer. In this role, Mark will oversee York’s enterprise IT infrastructure, operations, support, and corporate security. He will also lead the technology teams and manage the development of York’s technology solutions. Mr. Bilger has more than 35 years’ experience developing and driving technology strategies and solutions. Prior to joining York, he held executive…[Continue Reading]

Bob Schmidt Joins HomeCare Connect as National Vice President

Winter Park, FL – HomeCare Connect, which manages the quality and cost of home healthcare, durable medical equipment and home modifications in workers’ compensation, has appointed Bob Schmidt as National Vice President, Sales Management. Schmidt directs the company’s national sales programs and leads its sales force. “Bob has more than 25 years’ experience in managed care, much of it in workers’ compensation,” said HomeCare Connect Founder and Partner Vonesa Wenzel…[Continue Reading]

The Hanover Appoints John C. Roche CEO; Zubretsky to Pursue Healthcare Opportunity

Worcester, MA – The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. (NYSE: THG) recently announced John C. Roche has been appointed president and chief executive officer, effective Nov. 4. He will succeed Joseph M. Zubretsky, who has accepted a career opportunity outside of the property and casualty industry. Zubretsky will remain with the company through Nov. 3. Roche, 54, currently leads The Hanover’s personal and commercial lines businesses as president of Hanover Agency Markets, and has served on…[Continue Reading]

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