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FM Global announces key leadership changes

4th August 2021 - Author: Katie Baker

Commercial property insurer FM Global has made key changes to its executive management team.

FM Global logoBret Ahnell, executive vice president and a 34-year veteran of the company, has been named chief operating officer and will run insurance operations globally.

Ahnell joined the company in 1987 as a loss prevention consultant in Los Angeles and advanced to hold various positions, including district manager and operations manager.

Kevin Ingram, executive vice president and chief financial officer, a 31-year veteran of the company, has been promoted to senior executive vice president and chief financial officer.

He will continue to oversee all finance and risk management operations at the company in addition to other corporate functions.


Deanna Fidler, senior vice president, chief human resources officer, will become executive vice president, chief administrative officer, based in FM Global’s corporate offices in Johnston, Rhode Island, USA.

Fidler will oversee human resources, diversity and inclusion, strategy and business enablement, technology, and the FM Global Academy.

Randall Hodge, senior vice president, chief underwriting officer, will be promoted to executive vice president, staff insurance operations.

Hodge, who has been with FM Global for 31 years, will be based in FM Global’s corporate offices in Johnston, Rhode Island, USA.

He have oversight of underwriting and reinsurance, engineering and research, FM Approvals, claims, client service and marketing, as well as data analytics.

George Plesce, senior vice president, chief client experience and sales officer, has been named executive vice president, U.S., Latin America and sales, with oversight of regional insurance and engineering operations and global business development.

He will be based in FM Global’s corporate offices in Johnston, Rhode Island, USA. A 30-year veteran of the company, Plesce joined the company in 1991 as a senior account representative in FM Global’s office in Malvern, Pennsylvania, USA, where he held various positions in sales.

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