Richard Paris-Smith will join Strategic Risk Solutions (SRS) as European client service leader, the independent insurance company manager has announced. Mr. Paris-Smith will begin his new position on January 1, 2022, and will report to Peter Child, Guernsey managing director.
Richard Smith, the long-time president of the Vermont Captive Insurance Association (VCIA), will step down from his position at the beginning of 2022, the VCIA announced on September 30, 2021. The VCIA has set up a formal search committee to focus on finding a successor to Mr. Smith.
AXA XL Insurance has named Jeremy Gittler head of cyber and technology for the Americas, based in New York. In his new role, Mr. Gittler will manage AXA XL's cyber portfolio and develop the regional underwriting strategy and product innovation in the Americas.
West Virginia Governor Jim Justice has appointed Allan L. McVey as the state's insurance commissioner. Mr. McVey has served as secretary of the West Virginia Department of Administration since January 2019. He previously served as insurance commissioner from March 2017 until his appointment as secretary of administration.
AXA XL's global marine insurance business has appointed Stephen Clark marine liabilities global practice leader. Based in Chicago, Mr. Clark assumes the new role in addition to retaining his responsibilities as North America hull and liabilities practice leader.