People – West

February 10, 2014

Chris Le was named director of personal lines for Los Angeles, Calif.-based Anderson & Murison Inc.

Le will be responsible for the underwriting and processing of all personal lines at the company.

He has been with A&M since May 2013 working as a commercial lines underwriter. Prior to Anderson & Murison, Le was with Workmens Auto Insurance Co.

Anderson & Murison is a privately owned independent wholesale underwriter and broker.

Cameron Hallows has joined Okerlund, Sorensen & Leavitt in Utah as a producer.

Hallows will focus on commercial and agribusiness insurance.

Prior to insurance, Hallows worked selling farm equipment for Mason Machinery. He has eight years of experience in both the trucking industry and cattle business.

The Leavitt Group insurance agencies account for more than 125 offices in 15 states.

Barney & Barney LLC named Chris Williams managing director of its Bay Area offices in Northern California.

Williams will lead the firm’s Bay Area team of professionals.

Williams succeeds Mike Mirksy, who has been with the firm since 1980.

Williams has been with the firm since 1993. He has more than 25 years of industry experience. Prior to Barney & Barney, Williams worked for The Travelers Insurance Co., where he was regional director in charge of sales.

San Diego, Calif.-based Barney & Barney LLC is a risk management and insurance brokerage firm.

Victor O. Schinnerer & Company Inc. named Jennifer Honea vice president and sales manager for the Western portion of the U.S.

Honea will oversee the development and execution of sales initiatives for the West region. She is based in San Francisco and reports to Brian Hanuschak, head of distribution.

Honea most recently was director of marketing for California-based MOC Insurance Services. Prior to that, she was with Equity Risk Partners and Marsh Risk & Insurance Services.

Chevy Chase, Md.-based Victor O. Schinnerer is an underwriting manager of professional liability and specialty insurance programs.

Capital Insurance Group named Jeff Batozech as the regional field executive of Northern California.

CIG has combined its North Coast, Bay Area and Sacramento regions into the newly formed Northern California Region and advanced Batozech, the former regional manager of Sacramento, to lead the new field structure.

Batozech has more than 10 years of sales and management experience with CIG. He began his career in Chicago as an excess and surplus lines property underwriter.

CIG is a property/casualty insurer serving the Western U.S.

Swett & Crawford named John Fosdick sales leader for Swett & Crawford’s Los Angeles office.

Fosdick will continue to be the sales leader for Swett & Crawford’s Irvine, Calif. office as well as broker in the casualty practice group.

Fosdick began his career in 1992 as a Lloyds Broker with Alexander Howden in London.

Swett & Crawford is part of Atlanta, Ga.-based Swett & Crawford and Cooper Gay.