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Walnut Creek, California-based CSAA Insurance Group appointed Kevin Yoo claims executive. He joins from Chubb where he was head of claims for the Asia Pacific Region.

Sullivan Insurance Group announced the following promotions:

  • Beth Grenier – vice president of claims
  • Monica T. DiPietro – manager of personal lines

Grenier previously served as manager of the claims department and DiPietro was team leader of the personal lines department.

Liberty Mutual Insurance has promoted Mark Erickson to regional vice president of the central region of Liberty Mutual Benefits.

Joseph Merten has been appointed executive vice president, technology and operations at Chicago-based commercial and specialty insurer CNA. He most recently served as senior vice president of AXIS Capital.

Jacksonville, Florida-based specialty insurer Fortegra appointed Sanjay Vara executive vice president and chief underwriting officer for consumer products. He most recently worked as head of consumer products at Lloyds of London ANV Syndicate 5820.

Alfredo Castelo will succeeded Jaime Tamayo as president and CEO of insurer MAPFRE U.S.A. Corp. and the MAPFRE North America Region. Tamayo was promoted to CEO of the INTERNATIONAL Territorial Area of MAPFRE, where he will oversee North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.

Gorilla Safety, a fleet automation management software provider, moved its headquarters to Spring, Texas and appointed the following to account representatives:

  • Greg Flowers
  • Noma Jawad
  • T. Alexander Moises

Bermuda-based specialty insurer and reinsurer Argo Group International Holdings said its U.S. professional lines business Argo Pro has made the following appointments:

  • David Donovan-Schager – operations manager
  • Carolyn Pearce – assistant vice president underwriting manager
  • Beth Goodrich – assistant vice president underwriting manager

Michael Halvey joins Nationwide Insurance as vice president for commercial lines underwriting and product. He was previously head of middle market commercial, North America at Zurich.