Sep/Oct 2017 Comings and Goings

Willis Towers Watson has appointed Alice Underwood, FCAS, as the global head of its Risk Consulting and Software (RCS) business. Underwood joins the RCS team from Willis Re, Willis Towers Watson’s reinsurance business, where she led the North America analytics team and was a member of the Willis Re global leadership team. Before joining Willis Towers Watson in 2006, Underwood led a team of actuaries and catastrophe modelers at Guy Carpenter.

Tricia English, ACAS, was hired by Western General Insurance Company as the company’s chief actuary. English’s responsibilities will include managing the company’s pricing and reserving for all states and all products. Before joining Western General, English was a consulting actuary with Perr & Knight for over 15 years. Prior to that she was with Amwest Insurance Group as their associate actuary.

Julie Parsons, FCAS, was promoted to executive vice president of product operations at Allstate Insurance Company. Previously, Parsons served as senior vice president for the Allstate brand’s auto insurance business. She started with the Northbrook-based insurer in 1993 as an actuarial analyst after graduating from Purdue University with a degree in actuarial science.

Guy Carpenter & Co. appointed Tom Hettinger, ACAS, to lead its advisory services in the U.S. and Canada. Most recently, Hettinger was responsible for underwriting and developing capital management and predictive modeling solutions at Arch Reinsurance Co. Prior to joining Arch, he served as the Americas Property and Casualty Sales and Practice Leader for Towers Watson.