Nov/Dec 2017 Comings and Goings

Cheung Kwan, FCAS, has joined Century Insurance Group in the newly created role of executive vice president, chief operating officer. Kwan has over 25 years of experience with all aspects of insurance company operations and has held senior positions with a number of leading national and international insurance carriers.

Sarah Shine, FCAS, CPCU, was recently appointed senior vice president, commercial products at Erie Insurance. Shine joined Erie in 2000 as an actuarial analyst for personal lines and shifted to commercial lines in 2004. Since 2013 Shine served as vice president of commercial underwriting and, earlier this year, was named regional vice president, underwriting, southeast region.

Greenlight Re announced that Michael Belfatti, FCAS, MAAA, will hold the newly created position of chief operating officer. Prior to the position, Belfatti was CEO of M. J. Belfatti & Company. Belfatti has also held the position of executive vice president and chief actuary at both Endurance Holdings, Ltd. and Validus Holdings Ltd.

Amanda Aponte, FCAS, MAAA, has been awarded the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions NextGen Award for 2017. The honor is given in recognition of new talent and leadership in the workers’ compensation industry. Aponte serves as actuary and director of analytics at SFM Insurance Company.

State Auto Insurance has named Kim Garland, FCAS, senior vice president, commercial lines. Garland joined the company as senior vice president, standard lines, in 2015. Prior to joining State Auto, Garland was chief product officer of AIG’s consumer division. He previously helped lead the restructuring of United Guaranty, AIG’s mortgage insurance company, as its COO and later CEO.

The American Academy of Actuaries has named Kevin M. Ryan, FCAS, MAAA, as the organization’s new senior property and casualty fellow. Ryan is a past president of the CAS and has over 50 years of regulatory, executive and consulting experience. Ryan’s career has included serving as deputy director of the Illinois Department of Insurance and as president of the National Council on Compensation Insurance.

David L. Kaufman, ACAS, MAAA, received The Institutes Griffith Insurance Education Foundation’s 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award during a ceremony at the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies Annual Convention on September 25 in Denver, Colorado. Kaufman is CEO of Motorists Insurance Group and BrickStreet Mutual Insurance.

Business Insurance has included Alice Underwood, FCAS, CERA, MAAA, on its 2017 list of “Women to Watch.” The list recognizes women leaders doing outstanding work in risk management and commercial insurance. Earlier this year, Underwood was promoted to the role of global leader-insurance consulting and technology at Willis Towers Watson.

Guy Carpenter & Co has appointed Claude Yoder, FCAS, MAAA, as managing director and global chief innovation and product officer. Most recently, Yoder served as head of Marsh Global Analytics. Prior to joining Marsh, Yoder spent nearly 20 years in actuarial, underwriting and innovation roles for several insurance carriers, including The Hartford, where he led research and data.