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November 29
Alliant Adds Cyber Expertise in the West

Meghan O’Malley named First Vice President

NEWPORT BEACH, CA — Alliant Insurance Services has announced Meghan O’Malley has joined the company as First Vice President. O’Malley will lead the Western region, providing cyber solutions for Alliant clients located west of the Mississippi River.

“Our clients rely on our Cyber Solutions Practice professionals to design superior risk transfer solutions, which may not always be through insurance,” said Brian Dunphy, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Alliant Specialty. “Meghan’s extensive cyber and technology E&O background, combined with her experience in London and as both an underwriter and broker, will bring tremendous value not only to our practice, but most importantly, to our clients.”

Prior to joining Alliant, O’Malley served as Divisional Director for Cyber and Technology Solutions at Howden Specialty in London where she designed and brokered complex cyber and tech E&O liability programs for billion-dollar organizations. Prior to her time at Howden, O’Malley worked for a top-10 global insurance broker focusing on cyber liability insurance, placing business into the open and Lloyd’s of London marketplaces. Additionally, O’Malley worked as an underwriter at IronPro, a division of Ironshore Specialty Insurance Company in New York City, where she focused on technology E&O and cyber liability insurance placements.

O’Malley earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. Based in Chicago, IL, O’Malley can be reached at (331) 213-0090 or at Meghan.OMalley@alliant.com.

November 10
​Patrick Healey Joins Alliant Insurance Services

18-year industry veteran added to Real Estate & Hospitality

NEWPORT BEACH, CA — Alliant Insurance Services has announced that Patrick Healey has joined the company as Senior Vice President. In this role, Healey will focus on providing innovative and strategic risk management solutions for real estate clients across all lines of business. Healey is an industry veteran with a vast background that includes various leadership roles across North America.

“Patrick’s vast real estate experience in managing sophisticated risk management programs make him a highly valued addition to the team,” said Chuck McDaniel, Executive Vice President, Alliant Insurance Services. “In addition, Patrick’s experience and extensive market relationships will support our teams on strategic new business and existing client engagements.”

With 18 years of experience in the insurance industry, Healey has held various specialized positions as an underwriter and broker. Prior to joining Alliant, Healey served as Senior Vice President and Midwest Real Estate Practice Leader for a global insurance brokerage firm. Additionally, Healey served in various underwriting roles with Zurich North America and Chubb, via legacy Ace.

Healey earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Risk Management and Insurance from Temple University. Based in Chicago, IL, Healey can be reached at (718) 730-2515 or Patrick.Healey@alliant.com.

November 05
​Rob Doerfler Joins Alliant Insurance Services

Forestry capabilities added to Alliant Specialty

NEWPORT BEACH, CA — Alliant Insurance Services has announced Rob Doerfler has joined the company as Senior Vice President. With more than 22 years of experience in the insurance industry, Doerfler will lead the Forest Products Group to strategize on placements and cultivate insurance market relationships on behalf of Alliant clients.

“Rob’s vast experience in managing sophisticated risk management programs for forestry clients makes him a highly valued resource to our team,” said Peter Arkley, President, Alliant Specialty. “In addition, Rob’s experience and extensive market relationships will support our organization on strategic new business and existing client engagements.”

Prior to joining Alliant, Doerfler held various positions with a carrier and broker for the specialized forestry industry. Doerfler’s institutional knowledge started early, with three generations of forestry professionals before him.

Most recently, Doerfler served as the Director of Forestry at a global insurance brokerage. Previously, he worked as Senior Vice President at another global insurance brokerage where he specialized in Forest Products, Food and Agriculture.

Based in Portland OR, Doerfler can be reached at (971) 221-9081 or at Rob.Doerfler@alliant.com.

November 05
​Alliant Adds Pacific Northwest Marketing Capabilities

Amy Barlow named Senior Vice President

NEWPORT BEACH, CA — Alliant Insurance Services has announced Amy Barlow has joined the company as Senior Vice President. Barlow will focus on leading agribusiness and forestry growth and development initiatives.

“Our agribusiness and forest product practice is designed to help us build deeper client relationships, while delivering excellent insurance solutions to our clients,” said Peter Arkley, President, Alliant Specialty. “Amy’s background in the middle market space and specialization in casualty placements for real estate, food and forestry products will bring tremendous value to Alliant.”

Barlow has significant insurance experience, with 27 years in the underwriting and brokerage fields. Most recently, Barlow served as Senior Vice President for a global insurance brokerage where she worked as the Pacific Northwest and Northern California Middle Market Broking Leader. Prior to that, Barlow held various underwriting positions including Senior Underwriter for Chubb.

Barlow earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from Whitman College.

Based in Portland, OR, Barlow can be reached at (971) 347-9777 or at Amy.Barlow@alliant.com.

November 05
Lori Ann Long Inducted into Insurance Business America Hall of Fame

Community Association Underwriters President recognized among the industry’s dedicated and inspiring leaders

NEWPORT BEACH, CA — Lori Ann Long, President of Community Association Underwriters (CAU), an Alliant company, has been inducted into the Insurance Business America (IBA) 2021 Hall of Fame. This honor places Long among a group of dedicated and inspiring leaders across the insurance industry.

The Fourth Annual Hall of Fame Awards named 26 new members this year, celebrating the lifetime work of these remarkable experts in the insurance industry, all of whom have more than 35 years of experience.

“It is an honor to celebrate Lori’s leadership and accomplishments, as she is an insightful leader who consistently brings innovation and results to CAU,” said Sean McConlogue, President, Alliant Underwriting Solutions. “Lori’s dedication to her clients and her company has allowed for tremendous growth and expansion while earning the trust of a large, national client base.”

CAU provides insurance for community associations throughout the U.S. Long is a celebrated leader who has been in the insurance industry for 38 years, and since joining CAU in 1993, has helped grow the organization from a $2 million company to a $220 million enterprise. In 2020, she presided over a record year of 12% growth and has overseen further growth and expansion throughout 2021.

An independent judging panel of industry leaders and previous Hall of Fame inductees selected the 2021 IBA Hall of Fame members. IBA determined the final list of inductees based on recommendations from an advisory panel, external nominations, and candidates’ industry achievements and contributions during their time in the industry.

November 04
Peter Johnson Named Executive Vice President

Alliant expands agriculture and forest products capabilities

NEWPORT BEACH, CA — Alliant Insurance Services has announced Peter Johnson has joined the company as Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Alliant Insurance Services. In this role, Johnson will focus on providing innovative and strategic risk management solutions for agribusiness clients across the country.

“Peter has been a thought leader in the complex real estate space throughout his career. In addition, he will lead our agribusiness/forest products vertical. We are thrilled to have Peter on board to lead our Agribusiness/Forest Products initiative and help to expand our presence nationally,” said Peter Arkley, President, Alliant Specialty.

Johnson has significant insurance experience, with 28 years in the brokerage field specializing in forestry and real estate. Most recently, Johnson served as an Executive Vice President for a global insurance brokerage where he worked as the Resident Managing Director and Sales Director.

Johnson earned a Bachelor of Arts from Bard College.

Based in Portland, OR, Johnson can be reached at (503) 407-7102 or at Peter.Johnson@alliant.com.

November 03
​New York’s Stephen Parahus Joins Alliant

Longtime employee benefits consultant to provide strategic employee benefits solutions to diverse client base

NEWPORT BEACH, CA — Longtime employee benefits consultant Stephen Parahus has joined Alliant as Senior Vice President within its national Employee Benefits Group. Based in New York, Parahus will design and implement employee benefits programs that provide long-term profitability and increased organizational efficiencies for a broad range of clients throughout the U.S.

“Stephen’s ability to combine strategy, analytics, and consulting to drive results will serve as a powerful resource for our group and our diverse client base,” said Kevin Overbey, President, Alliant Employee Benefits. “Stephen’s consulting expertise and unique background working with domestic and global corporations adds additional strength to our team as we continue to expand our reach.”

Parahus has more than 30 years of experience designing highly strategic benefits solutions for national and global corporations that are competitive, compliant, and financially efficient. He has extensive experience working as a consulting health actuary, combining his analytical and advisory skills to deliver sound, quantifiable results for employers while addressing the welfare and well-being of employees and retirees.

Prior to joining Alliant, Parahus was Senior Director, Health & Benefits with a global advisory, broking, and solutions company offering risk management, insurance, and consulting products and services. He earned his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Lafayette College.

Parahus can be reached at (929) 585-2087 or at Stephen.Parahus@alliant.com.

October 26
Employee Benefits Veteran Brian Stratton Joins Alliant

Longtime employee benefits consultant to provide strategic solutions for a diverse base of clients

NEWPORT BEACH, CA — Brian Stratton has joined Alliant as Executive Vice President, adding diverse expertise to its national Employee Benefits Group. Based in Chicago, Stratton will create innovative employee benefits solutions for a diverse base of clients.

“Brian’s breadth of expertise across all the areas of the employee benefits sector will deepen our client experience and further strengthen our dynamic Employee Benefits Group in Chicago,” said Kevin Overbey, President, Alliant Employee Benefits. “He brings a team approach to create customized programs and solutions for clients that drive long-term profitability and results.”

“We are most excited about Brian’s leadership style and focus on team culture, which further reinforces and accelerates Alliant’s commitment to our clients,” said Mike Malouf, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Alliant Employee Benefits.

Stratton has more than 20 years of experience designing and deploying strategic employee benefits programs that enhance employee well-being, increase organizational efficiencies, and strengthen the bottom line. He joins Alliant with broad expertise across a range of disciplines, including health and welfare benefits, M&A, retirement plans, and benefit administration.

Prior to joining Alliant, Stratton spent eight years as Chicago Market Leader-Health & Benefits for a global financial services firm. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Miami University and an MBA in strategic marketing, human resources, and economics from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Stratton can be reached at (312) 835-7404 or at Brian.Stratton@alliant.com.

October 20
​Alex Littlejohn Named a Business Insurance 2021 Woman to Watch

Alliant Specialty executive recognized for significant achievements in insurance brokerage

NEWPORT BEACH, CA — Alex Littlejohn, Managing Director, Alliant Specialty Broking, has been named a 2021 Woman to Watch by Business Insurance. An established insurance professional, Littlejohn was honored for her ability to provide complex risk solutions and strategize on large-scale insurance placements, in addition to her devotion to the industry and its need for advancement of women.

“Alex’s talent and leadership truly sets her apart from her peers,” said Tom Corbett, Chairman and CEO of Alliant. “Her ability to solve complex risks, coupled with her exceptional leadership and vision, sets an inspiring example of success at Alliant and in the greater insurance industry.”

Business Insurance started the program in 2006 to recognize women leaders doing outstanding work in risk management and commercial insurance. Business Insurance readers nominated candidates for Women to Watch, and a panel of Business Insurance editors selected the honorees based on those nominations. Nominations are evaluated on four criteria: recent professional accomplishments, expertise, leadership and future career prospects. Littlejohn was selected as one of 30 honorees.

A true trailblazer, Littlejohn’s impressive career paved the way for many women in the industry. Littlejohn was named a Managing Director at a global brokerage at the young age of 33. In the mid 90s she became the first woman to lead a region for property broking. Afterwards, she was promoted to lead the continental European market for property and excess markets in Switzerland. Additionally, Littlejohn was the first female member of the Global Broking executive committee.

In her current role, Littlejohn works with Alliant Specialty leadership and clients to solve complex client problems, strategize on large-scale insurance placements, sales and trading partner utilization and brokers multi-faceted placements.

October 13
​San Diego’s John Hill Joins Alliant

Longtime property and casualty insurance veteran to serve diverse client base in Southern California

NEWPORT BEACH, CA — ​San Diego’s John Hill Joins AlliantAlliant continues to add top talent to its growing team in Southern California, hiring John Hill as Senior Vice President. Based in San Diego, CA, Hill will design and deploy a range of property and casualty insurance solutions for a diverse base of clients throughout the region.

“John is highly skilled at designing tailored solutions that deliver results, reduce costs, and provide long-term protection for his clients,” said Bob Bennetsen, Executive Vice President and Senior Managing Director with Alliant. “His extensive experience in the insurance industry further strengthens our Alliant team and enhances the exceptional service we offer our clients.”

Hill is an industry veteran with 30 years of experience designing tailored insurance solutions for clients across a range of industries and sizes. He is highly regarded for his ability to facilitate the transfer of risk, deliver strategic solutions that meet his clients’ needs, and reduce costs while enhancing programs.

Prior to joining Alliant, Hill was a Commercial Insurance Broker with a national insurance brokerage firm offering insurance, risk management, and employee benefits solutions. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from San Diego State University.

Hill can be reached at (619) 742-3771 or at John.Hill@alliant.com.

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