Windermere Insurance Group LLC/Greenspon and Associates, Inc.

 NC based multi-line provider.


Reserve National, a Kemper Life & Health company, names Wayne Watkins as benefits VP and head of sales for group voluntary and supplemental benefits. He was EVP of sales at Allstate Benefits.


Offers Axis Privatus Platinum, modular management liability policy that includes cyber-security and breach response coverage and selection of up to five additional liability coverages: management and entity, fiduciary, employment practices, workplace violence and crime. Separate or shared limits. >> Axis Re hires Michael Leahey as VP and deputy head of catastrophe underwriting for Middle East, North Africa and Europe as well as Israel. He moves from XL Catlin, where he was senior property underwriter and market manager for Nordics and senior property underwriter for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Based in Zurich, he will also help coordinate European underwriting and catastrophe modeling teams.


Folds specialty products business into North America commercial insurance, with Paul Horgan as head of the newly expanded unit. He reports to Mike Foley, CEO of Zurich North America, and James Shea, CEO of commercial insurance worldwide. Brian Winters named head of specialty products. He was head of Zurich’s casualty business in North America.


Offers new contractors pollution liability express program in U.S. and Canada for small and midsize companies with $50 million or less in projected revenue. Claims-made or occurrence. One-year term. Liability limits up to $5 million. Full set of standard endorsements available.


Names Axis Insurance exclusive underwriter for cyber policies for small and midsize businesses. Quotes can be done in just minutes via Wingman Cyber Insurance, a new online platform that offers brokers quote, bind and issuance for the admitted coverage from Axis Insurance using a six-question application. Policy options up to $3 million in aggregate limits. Policies also provide legal support, computer forensics, breach response including notification, call center service, fraud and credit monitoring, identity theft insurance and public relations assistance.


Splits Berkley Specialty Underwriting Managers into two units: Berkley Entertainment & Sports, led by Cindy Broschart, and Berkley Environmental, led by Kenneth Berger.


Launches post-production media insurance product, a flexible coverage for companies specializing in online or offline editing and digital content. Hybrid product combines traditional commercial insurance with cyber and reputational management coverage. >> Now offers brokers quote and bind capability online via for construction accounts in U.K. and Ireland. Hopes to extend geographic reach as class develops online.


Names Jeff Herman as global head of accident and health, based in New York. Most recently held that role at CV Starr. >> Rod O’Malley named head of cargo. Joins from XL Catlin, where he was head of U.K. cargo and senior class underwriter.


Hires Will Clark as head of new trade credit insurance team in London. Moves from AIG. Clark will establish new book of excess-of-loss short-term trade credit business. Hires Yvonne McCormack, Scott Morrison, Claire Davenport and Daina Mucenience as team members. >> Sompo Japan Nipponkoa and Sompo Canopius launch natural catastrophe risk model for northwestern Australia offshore installations, first of its kind to offer quantitative assessment of cyclone risk on offshore industry. Evaluates wind and wave levels, predicts storm damage, and projects financial losses and insurance cover for those.