Aon plc., leading global provider of riskmanagement and human resource consulting and outsourcing, announcedthe addition of Qin Lu as CEO for Aon BenfieldGreater China and CEO for Aon Risk Solutions China, effective late2015. Subject to regulatory approval in China, Lu will join theregional management teams of Aon Benfield and Aon Risk Solutions,respectively, and will be based in China. Lu's extensive experienceacross Asia includes 20 years of industry experience and a strongtrack record. Prior to joining Aon, Lu served as president of SwissRe, China and a member of Swiss Re Asia management team.

Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC announced theaddition of Mark Talerico as a managing directorin its Tampa, Florida office. In his new capacity, Talerico willserve clients in Tampa, in addition to prospects and respectiveaccount teams, GC Analytics and Guy Carpenter Strategic Advisory.Talerico previously served at Guy Carpenter as senior vicepresident of Portfolio Management. Prior to joining Guy Carpenter,Talerico served as chief risk and underwriting officer atNarrangansett Bay Insurance Company. Talerico joins Guy Carpenterwith five years' experience as vice president of Enterprise RiskManagement for simulation provider, Risk Management Solutions(RMS), and senior vice president and chief financial officer forCalifornia earthquake insurance provider, Pacific Select PropertyInsurance Company.

MarketScout announced the appointment ofJessica Johnston as a commercial underwriter andJoan Talent as a senior underwriting assistant, as part of theexpansion of its Restaurants, Bars and Taverns (RBT) underwritingfacility. Jessica Johnston is based in MarketScout's Dallas officeand will be responsible for underwriting a diverse range of risksfor restaurants, bars, and taverns exposures. Most recently,Johnston served as a commercial underwriter for B&H RiskServices. Prior to that, she was a commercial underwriter forMcClelland and Hine, Inc. Talent also joins the Dallas office withover 25 years of experience in insurance underwriting and ratingactivities. Prior to her appointment at MarketScout, Talent servedas an underwriting support technician at AmTrust North America.Before joining AmTrust, she was the senior underwriting assistantat American International Group.

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Trudy Knockless

Trudy Knockless is a reporter on ALM Media's Business of Law desk.  She has a background serving legal and insurance publications. Contact her at [email protected] or on LinkedIn at Trudy Knockless.