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December 15, 2014

Data and analytics provider CoreLogic has named Lindene Patton global head of hazard product development for its insurance and spatial solutions business.

Patton will lead development and research analytics for natural hazard and climate risk products and solutions for the Irvine, Calif.-based firm.

Patton has 27 years of experience, including a range of experience in insurance and risk management, global climate research and analysis, environmental science and legal affairs. In 2013, she co-authored Climate Change and Insurance, published by the American Bar Association.

Prior to CoreLogic Patton was chief climate change product officer for Zurich Insurance Group, for which she also previously served in roles as divisional head of risk management and legal counsel.

She serves on numerous government and non-governmental advisory boards, including the National Academy of Science Committee on Risk-Based Methods for Insurance Premiums of Negatively-Elevated Structures in the National Flood Insurance Program. Patton has been a member of the Executive Secretariat of the third U.S. National Climate Assessment Development and Advisory Committee.

CoreLogic is a property information, analytics and data-enabled services provider.

Lovitt & Touche, an Arizona-based insurance brokerage and benefits solutions provider, has hired Jackie Robinson as a sales executive specializing in property/casualty risks and employee benefits within the human services and healthcare industries. She is based at the company’s Tempe office.

Robinson has more than 16 years of experience in the insurance industry, most recently serving as a sales executive in the senior healthcare industry.

She has also worked for a global insurance provider in numerous roles, including risk management, claims, customer service and account management.

Robinson is licensed to sell Arizona property/casualty insurance, and Arizona life and health insurance.

Lovitt & Touche reports roughly 200 employees and more than $300 million in total annual premiums.

York Risk Services Group has named Bijan Bijarchi vice president of risk management practices.

Bijarchi will be based in Orange, Calif.

York’s risk management practices division specializes in custom claims and risk management solutions for commercial self-insured and loss-sensitive clients.

Bijarchi will oversee strategic growth initiatives, including new product development, diversifying and growing the company’s overall service offerings, and expanding York’s position in select target industries.

Prior to York, Bijarchi held a variety of leadership positions in claims, managed care and account management at national third party administrators and managed care companies.

Parsippany, N.J.-headquartered York is a national provider of risk management, claims handling, specialized loss adjusting, managed care, pool administration, loss control and other insurance services.

Integro announced it’s adding to its aviation practice sector specialist Leslie DeWald as managing principal.

DeWald and her team of four will be based in Park City, Utah. They specialize in aviation and aerospace insurance. DeWald previously worked as president of SterlingRisk of Utah.

New York, N.Y.-based Integro is an insurance brokerage and risk management firm that operates from offices in the United States, Canada, Bermuda and the United Kingdom.

The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America has named Hilary Segura and Logan McFaddin as the latest additions to its state government relations team.

Segura and McFaddin will take over 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 Gov. 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 Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater since 2011. Prior to working for the Florida CFO, McFaddin was the legislative affairs director for the Florida Agency for Persons with Disabilities.

PCI represents more than 1,000 property/casualty insurance companies.