Jeff Kehler, the former captive program administrator with the South Carolina Department of Insurance, recently passed away, the South Carolina Captive Insurance Association has announced. Mr. Kehler left his role in South Carolina to join Somers Risk Consulting as its director of captive consulting services.
Zurich North America has named Dawn Hiestand head of captives. Taking the position February 1, Ms. Hiestand will be responsible for the overall strategy and operational management of Zurich North America's group captives insurance business, which includes member-owned, agency, and fronted captives.
Independent insurance company manager Strategic Risk Solutions (SRS) has appointed Peter Child CEO of SRS Europe. Mr. Child, who joined SRS in 2021 and began his new role January 1, will retain his current role of SRS Guernsey managing director.
Joe McDonald has announced his resignation as captive and risk finance product manager for IRMI and Captive.com. In this role, he was responsible for the quality and growth of IRMI's captive insurance and risk finance suite of products.
Hartley Hartman is the captive business development manager at Risk Partners in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. He is responsible for developing and implementing the company's captive insurance strategy and supporting its objective of enhancing the knowledge and utilization of captives.
AXA XL's North America programs business unit has expanded its team, hiring Scott Young, vice president and senior program underwriter; Linda Mai, senior actuarial analyst; and Michael Branson, senior actuarial analyst. Part of AXA XL Insurance's Americas team, the North America programs unit works with delegated program administrator partners.
AXA XL Insurance has promoted Maria Duhart to lead the company's specialty niche insurance business in the Americas. Ms. Duhart moves into the role of chief underwriting officer for specialty niche from her previous role as head of AXA XL's commercial bonds business.