Boost Insurance appoints Chief Underwriting Officer, FM Global appoints new leadership for AFM, Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers awards insurance trainee scholarship and more in this edition of People on the Move.
Boost Insurance Appoints Chief Underwriting Officer
Insurance infrastructure platform Boost has appointed Emy Donavan as Chief Underwriting Officer.
Donavan joins Boost from Fin Capital, where she was a venture capital partner.
Donavan will oversee Boost’s program underwriting, product development and portfolio management in conjunction with the company’s Insurtech and integrated partners, according to a press release.
She will also be responsible for developing and executing Boost’s reinsurance strategy and venture capital markets.
For more than 20 years, Donavan has held a number of senior underwriting positions, including Director of Resilience Underwriting and Global Head and Head of Cyber, Technology and Media Underwriting Office at Allianz Global Corporate & Specialties (ACGS).
“Emy is a highly accomplished senior insurance executive with a proven track record of leading the development and execution of complex property and casualty insurance programs while consistently delivering profitable underwriting returns,” said the CEO and Boost founder, Alex Maffeo.
“She is passionate about driving innovation in the industry and challenging the status quo to find solutions where others accept the norm. Emy shares our enthusiasm for the Insurtech movement and I’m excited to work with her as we effect positive change in the industry for the modern insurance client.
INSTANDA hires new CFO
Codeless insurance platform INSTANDA has appointed Liz Prior as chief financial officer.
Prior joins INSTANDA as the organization aims to expand its geographical presence in Europe, the United States, Japan and the United Arab Emirates.
In her new role, Prior will be responsible for “optimizing the business, developing financial and business strategies that further enhance INSTANDA’s growth,” according to a press release.
A recognized qualified actuary, Prior has worked in the insurance industry for over 13 years. Most recently she was Managing Director of Hiscox Insurance Company Guernsey.
“Liz will be a terrific addition to the INSTANDA business. Her proven leadership, exceptional technical abilities and exceptional business judgment will be integral to our expansion plans,” said Tim Hardcastle, CEO and Co-Founder of INSTANDA.
“I am delighted to welcome Liz and look forward to her many contributions as we grow and grow our business to new levels.”
FM Global Appoints Head of Global Middle Market Division, AFM
FM Global has appointed Ziad Alex S. Tadmoury as senior vice president, divisional head of AFM, which specializes in insuring middle-market customers worldwide.
Tadmoury has been with FM Global since 1989, when he joined as a reinsurance claims analyst. Since then, he has held a number of positions, including Deputy Head of FM Global’s construction and international food units, based in London, and Senior Vice President of Operations, Chief Operating Officer based in Paris.
Most recently, Tadmoury served as senior vice president and head of FM Global’s Asia-Pacific division in Singapore.
His new role will be based at AFM’s offices in Johnston, Rhode Island. He succeeds Gerry L. Alonso who retired in July 2022 after 37 years with FM Global.
Apart from FM Global, Tadmoury has also worked with Hannover Re in Athens, Greece.
Tokio Marine HCC – Public Risk Group Appoints New Chief Operating Officer
Tokio Marine HCC – Public Risk Group has appointed Megann Kellom as Chief Operating Officer. She will report to Group Chairman, Christopher Skarinka.
“Megann brings extensive insurance experience, public sector knowledge and operational acumen to Tokio Marine HCC – all of which will benefit the Public Risk group as we deepen our innovation strategy and accelerate our territorial expansion,” Skarinka said.
Kellom has worked in the insurance industry for over 20 years. Most recently, she served as President of the Public Entities Group at Intact Insurance Specialty Solutions, where she held various executive and operational positions during her tenure.
Kellom’s experience also includes actuarial roles at Arch, Liberty Mutual and Safeco. She is a member of the Casualty Actuarial Society.
RT Specialty promotes senior account manager Daniel Wilhelm
RT Specialty’s Environmental and Construction Professional Practice (RT ECP) has promoted Daniel Wilhelm to Senior Account Manager. Since 2018, he has been responsible for supporting the team’s new senior management new sales, marketing and customer renewal efforts, according to a press release.
“Dan has been dedicated to learning about this very complex industry and the many ranges of coverage available to our customers based across much of the United States,” said Joseph Reynolds, senior vice president, RT ECP. “As a result, he has earned the trust and respect of our officers as well as the entire organization at all levels.”
Prior to joining the RT ECP team, Wilhelm held senior positions in the insurance, investment and banking industries.
In addition to his previous work at JPMorgan Chase, he was Account Manager for Commercial Lines at Anderson Insurance Agency, Direct Manager of State Farm Insurance, and District Team Leader and Financial Advisor for McAdam Financial. Group.
Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers Awards Scholarship to MJ Insurance Intern
The Council Foundation, a charitable educational organization established by the Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers, recently awarded a $5,000 scholarship for the 2022-23 academic year to Julia Patras, summer learning and development intern at MJ Insurance .
Patras is one of 75 students across the country who received a Council Foundation scholarship this year as part of the organization’s core mission to bring new and diverse talent to the commercial insurance brokerage industry. .
During her internship at MJ Insurance, Patras helped document department processes and create e-learning modules for associate onboarding, according to a press release. She has also worked with Human Resources on employee relations issues such as exit interviews.
Funded by the Assurex Global Ashlock Game Changer Scholarship and paid through the Council Foundation, the scholarship Patras receives will be applied to her final year at Depauw University, where she will earn a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.
“Julia’s work has been invaluable and her flagship project has been particularly impressive,” said MJ Insurance President and COO Jon Loftin.
“His final presentation applied his psychology studies to explain the importance of leadership, measuring and developing emotional intelligence for business success. His recommendations on how we can better support our leaders and associates in developing this skill set will be used for many years to come.” &