December 17, 2018

NAS Insurance Services LLC has expanded its senior management team with several new appointments, including naming Marcus D’Anna chief financial officer.

D’Anna’s appointment as CFO comes after five years of service as a leader in the NAS accounting team. D’Anna is located in NAS’ Los Angeles Headquarters.

Daniel Mogelnicki assumes national leadership for the specialty product underwriting group, while Jeff Jacobs will be responsible for leadership of all underwriting operations for the firm. Mogelnicki operates out of the New York office and Jacobs operates out of NAS’ Chicago office.

NAS is a specialty insurance underwriting manager.

WSS has named Tami Singer senior vice president of the commercial lines department.

Singer will work out of the Sherman Oaks, Calif. office.

She has more than 30 years of insurance experience with a focus on E&S. She has been commercial lines manager at Burns & Wilcox for the past 14 years.

WSS is headquartered in Plano, Texas, with employees also located in California. WSS is part of XPT, a specialty insurance distribution company.

Woodruff Sawyer has named Joelle Margolin its Northern California employee benefits practice leader.

Margolin has nearly 20 years of experience, and is a former employment lawyer and long-term HR professional.

She was previously vice president of human resources at Woodruff Sawyer. Prior to joining Woodruff Sawyer, she held human resources leadership roles at Jaguar and Autodesk.

San Francisco, Calif.-based Woodruff Sawyer is an active partner of Assurex Global and International Benefits Network.

Dean Cameron, director of the Idaho Department of Insurance, has been elected secretary-treasurer of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.

Cameron is the first Idaho commissioner elected to NAIC leadership. He and his fellow NAIC leaders, elected at the organization’s recent Fall National Meeting, officially take office on Jan. 1, 2019.

Joining Director Cameron on the new NAIC governing body are: President Eric Cioppa, Maine Bureau of Insurance superintendent; President-Elect Raymond G. Farmer, director of the South Carolina Department of Insurance; and Gordon I. Ito, commissioner of the Hawaii Insurance Division.

Cameron was appointed to his current state post by Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter in 2015. He previously served 25 years in the Idaho State Senate, including eight terms as Chair of the Senate Finance Committee, and co-chair of the state’s budget committee.

The NAIC is the U.S. standard-setting and regulatory support organization created and governed by the chief insurance regulators form the 50 states, the District of Columbia and five U.S. territories.

USG has named Larry Sewell business development assistant vice president in the Irvine, Calif. branch.

Sewell will support the overall effort to expand USG’s Southern California footprint. He will also be a part of USG’s agency relationship management team, where he will serve as a liaison between the agency and all of USG’s divisions.

Sewell has more than 20 years of experience marketing in the insurance industry, mostly recently as marketing director at BTIS.

USG Holdings Inc.’s divisions are USG Insurance Services Inc., a national wholesale/MGA operation, Brokers Financial Services, a premium finance company, BFS Inspections, an inspection company, Allied American Underwriters, a program manager and specialty division, Into Innovations, a marketing, advertising, and technology provider for the industry, and Aureate Technology Solutions, an information technology company.

Planck Resolution, an AI-based data platform for commercial insurance, has hired Leandro DalleMule as general manager for North America.

DalleMule was previously chief data officer and head of information management at American International Group. He joined AIG in 2013 to lead the data management function for the P/C insurance business. In 2016 he became AIG’s enterprise CDO.

Prior to joining AIG, DalleMule was with BlackRock, Citi as senior director of global analytics and Deloitte Consulting.

Planck Resolution offers an artificial intelligence driven data platform to streamline the commercial underwriting process. The startup announced its first funding round of $12 million in July 2018. The round was led by Arbor Ventures and included Viola FinTech and Eight Roads. Planck has offices in New York and Tel Aviv.