Laura Sherman, Baldwin Risk Partners, LLC: elected president of the 2016 Safeco Insurance Southeast Advisory Council.
Lawrence E. Cappleman, Jr., CIC, CRM, Hillcrest Agency, Inc.: received the Sam Hovsepian Award for contributions, service and leadership to the community from the West Orange Chamber of Commerce.
John Brabson, Jr., Lykes Insurance, Inc.: received the Parke Wright III Award from Leadership Tampa Alumni for demonstrating leadership in the Tampa Bay community.
Bill Taulbee, Lykes Insurance, Inc.: assumed the position of president and CEO on Jan. 1, 2016.
Jonathan Hammond, CIC, CRM, CRIS: promoted to COO of Wallace Welch & Willingham.
Chubb, Ltd.: named Barbara A. Wittick regional chief operating officer for the Southeast region.
Florida Citrus, Business, and Industries Fund (FCBI): named Debra Cerre-Ruedisili CEO of the Fund effective Feb. 1, 2016. She replaces Jim Emerson, who is retiring in March.
Main Street America Group: introduced Main Street Protection Auto in South Carolina.
Patriot National, Inc.: acquired Mid Atlantic Insurance Services in Richmond, VA.
Zurich Insurance Co., Ltd.: announced an unchanged financial strength rating of “A+” and issuer credit rating of “aa-” by A.M. Best.
Harbor Insurance: Port Charlotte
Insurance Professionals of Brevard, LLC: Melbourne
Level 1 Insurance Services: Miami
SeibertKeck Insurance: St. Augustine
Sun Insurance, LLC: Coral Gables
Way Better Insurance, Inc.: Ft. Myers
The Andy Beverly School: Tampa
Aspera Insurance Services, Inc.: Richmond, VA
Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Cos: Wilkes Barre, PA
Siracusa Staffing & Leasing, LLC: Clearwater
GeoVera Specialty Insurance Company: Ponte Vedra
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