September 3, 2018

James Anderson has assumed the role of executive vice president and chief financial officer at Chicago-based commercial insurer, CNA.

He succeeds D. Craig Mense, who has been CFO since 2004 and will retire at the end of the year.

Anderson, who most recently served as senior vice president and head of Financial Planning and Analysis and Corporate Development, joined CNA in 2012.

Before joining CNA, Anderson spent nearly a decade in investment banking focused on the insurance industry, ultimately as a managing director at Macquarie Capital. That experience followed five years of consulting at Eli Lilly and Accenture.

Cincinnati, Ohio-based Great American Insurance Group promoted Mark V. Vicario to divisional senior vice president of its Bond Division. In this role, he will oversee the division’s Claims department.

Vicario began his career with Great American in 1994 and has served as divisional vice president since 2004. He has over 35 years of industry experience.

Vicario is a member of the American Bar Association, the National Bond Claim Association and the Surety Claim Institute.

Bell Insurance Solutions in Collinsville, Illinois, hired Tricia Grothaus as client support representative.

Grothaus has 15 years of experience as an agent, primarily focused on health/life insurance.

Bell Insurance Solutions is a full-service insurance agency that specializes in business, life, home and auto insurance. The company was founded in 2016 by JR Bell, who has been in the insurance industry since 2008.

The agency is a member of Valley Insurance Agency Alliance (VIAA).

Huffman Insurance Group, based in Moberly, Missouri, added Sheri Neal as customer service representative (CSR).

Neal will handle the collection, processing and distribution of all agency information. She will assist with account retention, as well as directly interact with the company’s producers and clients.

Neal has worked in the insurance business for nearly six years.

Huffman Insurance Group is a full-service insurance agency founded in 2015 that specializes in auto, home, life, commercial, and farm insurance. The company is owned by Robert Huffman, who has 10 years of experience in the insurance industry.