J. P. Perry Insurance announced that formervice president, Tim Irish, has been promoted topresident. In his new role, Irish will oversee all areas of theagency's operations. Irish has more than 20 years insuranceindustry experience and has served in both the commercial andpersonal lines for several national and global insurance brokers.Former president, Joe Perry, will assume the roleof CEO and will focus on strategic planning, product lineacquisition and marketing.

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J. M. Wilson announced the appointment ofKayley Dana as transportation underwriter. Basedin the Charleston, SC office, Dana will focus on quoting new andrenewal transportation risks, and will serve independent insuranceagents in Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee. Dana most recentlycompleted an underwriting internship at an insurance company inRaleigh, N.C.

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[Related: People on the move: August 5,2015]

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Accident Fund Holdings Inc. announcedMatangi Buch has joined the firm asinformation technology integrated portfolio director. Buch isresponsible for leading the newly-created Information TechnologyIntegrated Portfolio Management (IPM) team. Buch most recentlyserved as interim chief information officer and project managementdirector at Michigan State University.

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Independent insurance broker, Lockton, hasadded Andy Forsell to its Phoenix office as aproperty and casualty producer. Forsell was previously a propertyand casualty consultant at Brown and Brown Insurance.

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Sapiens International Corporation announced theappointment of Scott Palmer as executive vicepresident of Sapiens' Retirement Services practice. Prior tojoining Sapiens, Palmer served as senior vice president ofRetirement Services at MassMutual and brings to the company over 30years of business, technology, insurance, and retirement servicesexperience.

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CNA announced the appointment of JulieStephenson as senior vice president and chief underwritingofficer for CNA commercial, effective September 1, 2015. Based inChicago, Stephenson will be responsible for underwriting oversightand governance for all commercial products and lines of business.Stephenson brings to CNA 18 years of insurance expertise and mostrecently served as senior vice president and global liabilitymanager for the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies.

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Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. hasnamed Henry Lyons chief financial officer. Lyonshas more than 30 years of experience in finance, accounting,corporate development and executive management. Prior to joiningSedgwick, Lyons served as CFO of APMEX, Inc.

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QBE North America announced the appointment ofBrian Griffith as executive vice president ofField Management and Distribution, effective August 31. Based inSimsbury, Connecticut, Griffith will be responsible for fieldmanagement and lead QBE's company-wide strategy for alldistribution channels, as well as drive all strategic agencymanagement activities.

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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.