People & Places

David M. Slaugenhoup joined New Day Underwriting Managers LLC as an account executive for its general industry practice. Slaugenhoup will be responsible for helping the company’s construction, manufacturing and commercial real estate clients effectively manage environmental and construction professional liability risks.

Deborah Hillier CIC joined the North American Insurance Alliance as vice president of business development strategies.

Peckar & Abramson P.C. appointed Nicholas W. Sarris as partner in the Los Angeles office’s labor and employment practice group.


New Programs

Zurich announced the revision of its fixed facility environmental liability suite of products, Z Choice.  New built-in coverage features include emergency expenses and crisis management. The newly revised program also includes the elimination of sublimits within the emergency expense coverage.


Mergers & Acquisitions

The H.W. Kaufman Financial Group acquired ISI Insurance Services. ISI will join the U.S.-reports team at Kaufman, which delivers premium audits, loss control inspections and risk management services.



The National Alliance announced two practical producer schools—the first from October 13-25 in Irving, Texas, and the second from February 9-21 In Anaheim, Calif. National Alliance’s Producer school provides participants to build productivity to producers committed to high performance.