People & Places
Jewelers unBlocked hired Jeff Mills as their relationship executive. Mills’ responsibilities include expanding the company network in the luxury jewelry marketplace.
Former West Virginia Governor W. Gaston Caperton III was engaged as a senior advisor to USI Insurance Services to advance the USI’s overall growth strategy in the West Virginia, Kentucky, and Virginia offices. Mr. Caperton will work closely with USI’s chairman, president and CEO Michael J. Sicard to strengthen the region’s client base in this region.
Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co. appointed Steven Bailey as national practice leader in field underwriting for highly protected risks in large property.
Mergers & Acquisitions
Allstar Underwriters Inc. (AUI) acquired the Managing General Agency, South Atlantic Underwriters Inc. South Atlantic will merge with Allstar Underwriters and operate under the AUI name.
Ironshore Inc. added Hamilton Re as a subscribing insurer to the Iron-Starr Excess Agency Ltd. Iron-Starr currently underwrites on behalf of Ironshore and Starr Insurance & Reinsurance Ltd.
Atlas General Insurance Services LLC was recognized by the San Diego Business Journal as one of the fastest growing companies in the city in 2014.