January 8, 2018

Rogers & Gray Insurance, a South Dennis, Mass.-headquartered insurance agency, has hired Erin Schaaf as the company’s new chief operating officer.

Schaaf brings nearly three decades of experience in the insurance industry to the position.

Most recently, she served at Arbella Mutual, where she held various leadership roles in personal lines products, underwriting and fraud detection. Prior to joining Rogers & Gray, she served as assistant vice president of personal lines product, helping to set strategy for Massachusetts and Connecticut.

Rogers & Gray President and CEO David Robinson said in a company press release that Schaaf’s experience in both independent agencies and insurance companies will be helpful in moving Rogers & Gray forward.

Through a team of more than 160 insurance professionals, the agency helps manage risk through a consultative approach designed to protect personal insurance, business insurance and employee benefits clientele throughout the U.S.

Hospitality Insuranc ​Group has ​named​ ​Richard​ ​E. Welch ​Jr.​ ​as​ ​its​ ​new​ ​president​ ​and CEO.​ ​He​ ​assumed ​responsibilities​ ​in January​ ​2018​ ​and​ ​will succeed​ ​John​ ​W.​ ​Tympanick,​ ​who recently​ ​announced​ ​his​ ​retirement​ ​after​ ​26​ ​years​ ​of service​ ​with​ ​the​ ​company.

Welch​ ​brings​ ​decades​ ​of​ ​property​ ​and​ ​casualty​ ​insurance experience​ ​to​ ​Hospitality​ ​Insurance​ ​Group.​ ​Previously,​ ​he was​ ​the​ ​vice​ ​president​ ​of​ ​corporate​ planning​ ​for​ ​The Concord​ ​Group​ ​of​ ​​ ​Insurance​ ​Companies​ ​in​ ​Concord, N.H.,​ ​the​ ​founder​ ​and​ ​principal​ ​of​ ​REW Insurance​ ​Consulting​ ​Services​ ​and​ ​the president​ ​and​ ​CEO​ ​of the​ ​Premier​ ​Insurance​ ​Co.​ ​of​ ​Massachusetts.

He has ​a​​ ​track​ ​record​ ​of​ ​directing insurance​ ​operations​ ​and​ ​has​​ ​skills​ ​in ​financial​ ​management​ ​and​ ​strategic​ ​planning. He​ ​is​ ​a​ ​former​ ​member​ ​and​ ​chairman​ ​of the​ ​CAR​ ​Actuarial​ ​Committee,​ ​Massachusetts​ ​Property Insurance​ ​Underwriting​ ​Association​ ​and​ ​Center​ ​for Industrial​ ​Mathematics​ ​and​ ​Statistics​ ​at​ ​Worcester Polytechnic​ ​Institute.​ ​

Hospitality​ ​Insurance​ ​Group​ is headquartered in Southborough, Mass., and ​provides​ ​commercial​ ​insurance​ ​coverage​ ​to​ ​businesses located​ ​in​ ​Connecticut,​ ​Massachusetts,​ ​New​ ​Hampshire,​ ​North​ ​Carolina,​ ​Pennsylvania, Rhode​ ​Island​ ​and​ ​Vermont​ ​via​ ​the​ ​independent​ ​agency​ ​system.​ ​

The​ ​company​ ​offers commercial​ ​property,​​ ​​general​ ​liability​,​ ​​liquor​ ​liability​​ ​​and​ ​excess​ ​policies​ ​to​ ​owners​ ​of establishments​ ​that​ ​serve​ ​or​ ​sell​ ​liquor,​ ​including​ ​bars,​ ​taverns,​ ​restaurants,​ ​social clubs​ ​and​ ​liquor​ ​stores,​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​caterers​ ​and​ ​other​ ​qualified​ ​businesses.​ ​

Frederick Mutual Insurance Co. has appointed Shad Collins as senior vice president and chief information officer. Collins has relocated to the company’s headquarters in Frederick, Md., to take on his new role.

He has more than 30 years of experience in technology and business management with small, mid-cap and Fortune 500 companies in numerous industries. He most recently served as managing partner and chief solutions officer for Digital Alchemy Solutions.

Prior to that, he served as the vice president of information technologies for Bojangles’ Restaurants in the Carolinas from 2001 to 2015. As the CIO of Frederick Mutual, Collins will oversee all technology strategy and operations.

Founded in 1843, Frederick Mutual Insurance Co. offers insurance for homeowners, business owners and artisan contractors through independent insurance agents in the Mid-Atlantic states.

Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc., a New York, N.Y.-headquartered, global professional services firm, has appointed Stacy Mills as vice president and controller, effective Jan. 1, 2018.

In this role, Mills will serve as the firm’s chief accounting officer and report to Mark McGivney, chief financial officer of Marsh & McLennan Companies.

Since January 2015, Mills has served as vice president and deputy controller of Marsh & McLennan Companies. Mills joined Marsh & McLennan in 1999 as controller of Putnam Investments, and her prior finance leadership roles include leading the firm’s Finance Transformation program and serving as controller of Marsh, a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan.

Previously, she served in corporate accounting and financial reporting roles at State Street Corporation and in public accounting for Grant Thornton and Ernst & Young.

As controller and chief accounting officer, Mills succeeds Robert Rapport, who is retiring from Marsh & McLennan after having served as controller since 1999. Rapport joined the company in 1986 as vice president of Audit and Control, responsible for Marsh & McLennan’s global internal audit function. Prior to joining Marsh & McLennan, Rapport was a partner with Deloitte & Touche.