Arison Insurance Services Inc., an insurance brokerage, has hired 3 executives and plans to hire 6 more employees in the next few months.
Arison, Louisville Ky., has named Kim Blinkhorn chief operating officer; Lisa Mattingly, director, large group; and Bill Mann, director, individual practice.
Assurance Investment Partners Inc., Louisville, a firm acquired by insurance executives and others, acquired Arison from a unit of WellPoint Inc., Indianapolis, in July 2008. The brokerage sells individual and group life, health, dental and disability products.
The company has 7 regional offices in Kentucky and southern Indiana.
In other personnel news:
- John Hancock Financial, Boston, a unit of Manulife Financial Corp., Toronto, has hired Craig Raymond to be chief risk officer and chief actuary.
Raymond previously was senior vice president, enterprise corporate development, at Hartford Financial Services Group Inc., Hartford.
Raymond has a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a fellow of the Society of Actuaries, and he was vice president of the SOA, Schaumburg, Ill., from 2000 to 2002, and again from 2006 to 2008.
- Transamerica Reinsurance, Charlotte, N.C., a unit of AEGON N.V., The Hague, Netherlands, has hired Michael Farley to be senior vice president and chief financial officer of U.S. business.
Farley previously worked for a unit of Conseco Inc., Carmel, Ind.