FM Global shakes up executive leadership team

FM Global shakes up executive leadership team | Insurance Business Australia

FM Global shakes up executive leadership team

Commercial property insurer FM Global has announced an expansion of its executive leadership team, moving several company veterans into newly created roles.

Bret N. Ahnell (pictured above), executive vice president and a 34-year veteran of FM Global, has been named chief operating officer and will run insurance operations globally for the company. He joined the company in 1987 as a loss prevention consultant, and has since held various positions, including district manager and operations manager. Prior to his current role, he served as senior vice president and Western division manager. Ahnell will report to Malcolm C. Roberts, who was recently named president of FM Global effective Aug. 1.

Kevin S. Ingram (pictured directly above), executive vice president and chief financial officer, a 31-year company veteran, has been promoted to senior executive vice president and chief financial officer. He will continue to oversee the company’s financial and risk management operations. He started at FM Global in 1990 as an associate controller, and has since held positions including treasurer, finance director and senior vice president of finance. Ingram will report to Roberts effective Aug. 1.

The following appointments will take effect Sept. 1:

Deanna Fidler (pictured directly above), senior vice president and chief human resources officer, will become executive vice president and chief administrative officer. She will be based in FM Global’s corporate offices in Johnston, R.I., and will oversee human resources, diversity and inclusion, strategy and business enablement, and the FM Global Academy. Fidler joined FM Global in 2018. Previously, she served as chief human resource officer for T. Row Price. She has also held leadership roles at Aetna. Fidler will report to Robert.

Randall E. Hodge (pictured directly above), senior vice president and chief underwriting officer, will be promoted to executive vice president, staff insurance operations. Hodge, a 31-year company veteran, will be based in FM Global’s Johnston corporate offices and oversee underwriting and reinsurance, engineering and research, FM Approvals, claims, client service and marketing, and data analytics. Hodge joined FM Global in 1990 and has served in several roles, including field engineer, account manager, and Atlanta operations manager. He will report to Roberts.

George J. Plesce (pictured directly above), senior vice president and chief client experience and sales officer has been named executive vice president, US, Latin America and sales, with oversight of regional insurance and engineering operations and global business development. Plesce, a 30-year company veteran, will be based in the Johnston corporate offices. He joined the company in 1991 as a senior account representative. In his new role, he will report to Ahnell.

James R. Galloway will continue as executive vice president, overseeing FM Global’s international operations and AFM, a division that provides commercial property insurance for the middle market. He will also assume responsibility for the company’s Canada and specialty industries division. Galloway will report to Ahnell.