People – Southeast

December 15, 2014

The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) has named Hilary Segura and Logan McFaddin to its state government relations team.

Segura and McFaddin assume regional staff duties overseeing states in the Midwest and the Southeast. Segura will manage Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri and Tennessee for PCI, while McFaddin will handle Alabama, Florida and Georgia.

Segura replaces Ann Weber while McFaddin is replacing G. Donovan Brown.

Previously, Segura worked for Illinois Gov. Patrick Quinn as the associate director of Government Services, Legislative Affairs. Prior to working for Quinn, Segura served as senior policy advisor for the director of the Illinois Department of Insurance. Before working in state government, Segura managed government relations for American Family in several Midwest states and Georgia.

McFaddin spent several years in the Florida state government, most recently as the director of the Office of Legislative Affairs for the Florida Department of Financial Services. McFaddin has worked for Florida CFO Jeff Atwater since 2011. Prior to that, McFaddin was the legislative affairs director for the Florida Agency for Persons with Disabilities.

Insurance brokerage and risk management firm Integro has hired Brian Morgan as Atlanta operations leader. Morgan brings 19 years of industry experience throughout the Southeast. He has experience in the areas of risk management and human capital services for various industries including real estate, construction, healthcare and financial services. Most recently, Morgan led Willis of Georgia as regional partner, president and CEO. Earlier, he served as president and CEO of Willis of Tennessee. He began his career with Marsh in business development, advancing to sales leader with Marsh for Tennessee.

Gregory Maciag, president and CEO of ACORD, said he plans to retire on January 15, 2016 after nearly 40 years with the international insurance data and forms standards-setting organization. The ACORD board of directors approved him to serve as an advisor for one additional year through January 15, 2017.

During his 20-year tenure as CEO, Maciag managed the expansion of ACORD, which originally dealt with domestic property/casualty standards and forms, into a global organization serving all lines of insurance.

After serving in a variety of senior level positions with ACORD and the merged IIR/ACORD/IVANS during the 1980s, Maciag succeeded Robert E. Merriman as CEO in 1994. Lines of business serviced by ACORD were expanded from property and casualty to life, annuity and related health as well as surety and reinsurance.

Under Maciag, ACORD opened a London office in 2000. This occurred following the merger with WISe (a consolidation of LIMNET in London, RINET in Brussels and the World Insurance Network). ACORD became the global industry standard for Lloyd’s and the London market.

Maciag also coordinated with industry leaders to bring ACORD into Europe, Australia, Southern Africa, China, India, Singapore and several other nations where ACORD members also conducted business.

The ACORD board plans to announce the next CEO at the ACORD2015 event in November in Boca Raton, Fla.

The West Virginia Board of Risk and Insurance Management is getting a new executive director.

The board announced that Mary Jane Pickens will succeed Chuck Jones, who is retiring effective January 1. Jones has been executive director since 1994.

Pickens has worked as a lawyer in private practice and for the West Virginia insurance commissioner. BRIM’s primary responsibility is to provide casualty insurance coverage for state agencies. It operates a similar program for other public entities, including boards of education, local government bodies and nonprofit organizations.

To address the property insurance needs of industrial and commercial properties in Atlanta and the surrounding region, XL Group has appointed Mike Smith as the new Southeast regional underwriting leader in its North America Property insurance business in Atlanta.

Smith returns to Atlanta after working in San Francisco as AIG’s regional underwriting manager for the Northwest where he addressed the needs of large, complex commercial properties. Prior to his most recent position, Smith spent nearly two decades in Atlanta with AIG and Industrial Risk Insurers. Smith reports to Head of North America General Property Wade Pitman.

Andrew Caldwell has been named president of Worldwide Insurance Network Inc. in High Point, North Carolina, which owns Smart Choice.

Since Caldwell’s start with the company in 2003, he has served in the positions of director of commission accounting, account director and vice president. Since 2012, he has been executive vice president of business development. In this position he assisted in growing the Smart Choice Agents Program and supervised the Smart Start initiative.

Smart Choice is a network that provides independent insurance agents with access to markets, product training, and sales and marketing support.