Adrian Lynch will join the Artex North America leadership team in March 2021 as executive vice president—North America. In this newly expanded role, Mr. Lynch will be responsible for the oversight and growth of the company's captive management offices across the United States, Bermuda, and the Cayman Islands.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has named state insurance regulator Carter Lawrence commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance, effective immediately. Prior to his appointment as commissioner, Mr. Lawrence served as the TDCI's chief deputy commissioner and chief operating officer.
Brittany Nevins joined the Vermont Department of Economic Development in September as captive insurance economic development director. Recently, Ms. Nevins talked about joining the Vermont domicile and the captive insurance industry, her experiences thus far, and her goals in her new post.
Jo Willaert, the immediate past president of the Federation of European Risk Management Associations (FERMA), has passed away, the organization announced in a statement. Mr. Willaert was FERMA president from 2015 to 2019, before handing the leadership of the organization to the current president, Dirk Wegener.
Guy Carpenter has launched a marine and energy mutual, agency, and captive reinsurance solutions practice and appointed Demian Smith as managing director to lead the new practice. Mr. Smith will report to Jim Summers, global head of Marine & Energy Specialty and deputy CEO of Global Specialties at Guy Carpenter.