Philip Stevens joins Optima Group as Director

FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Philip C. Stevens has joined Optima Group, Inc. as Director, with responsibility for helping the firm’s clients achieve their goals through the development of business and marketing strategies as well as the deployment of communications initiatives. A seasoned executive from the financial services and insurance industries, Philip was most recently with Pappas MacDonnell, Inc., where he worked with a variety of clients in banking, investment management, insurance and business services.

Global DMS Hires Industry Veteran Julie Bussey as Director of National Accounts

LANSDALE, Pa. — Global DMS, a leading provider of cloud-based compliant valuation management software, announced that Julie Bussey has joined the company as national accounts director. In this businesses development position, she will play an instrumental role in introducing Global DMS’ suite of automated valuation management technology solutions to the mortgage lending industry.

EPIC’s Thomas E. O’Neil Returns to New York as President of EPIC’s Northeast Region

NEW YORK, N.Y. — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Thomas E. O’Neil has been appointed Northeast Region President, relocating to New York City from EPIC’s headquarters in San Francisco.

Chris Kiley Joins Wholesale Trading in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Wholesale Trading Insurance Services, LLC (WTIS) announced today that industry veteran Chris Kiley has joined the firm as Managing Director/Property Broker. WTIS is a privately-held wholesale insurance broker created and managed by industry veterans whose goal is to better align the business interests of the retail broker, the wholesaler and insurance carriers.

EPIC Insurance Adds Adam Frugoli as Vice President in Health Care Strategy Group

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, a retail property & casualty brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Adam Frugoli has joined the firm as a vice president of EPIC’s Health Care Strategy Group. Frugoli will be responsible for new business development, program design and management, marketing and coverage placement.

EPIC adds Doug Bull to Construction and Design Solutions Practice in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants (EPIC), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that risk management and insurance professional Doug Bull has joined the firm’s Construction and Design Solutions team in San Francisco as a vice president.

Bank of Southern California NA Announces Promotion of Tony DiVita to Chief Banking Officer

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL) announced that Tony DiVita has been promoted to the role of Executive Vice President, Chief Banking Officer. In his expanded role, he will continue to oversee new business origination and customer retention efforts, the Small Business Administration (SBA) Group, and bank marketing.

EPIC Adds Bill Bergstrom as Vice President and Program Leader of Golf Insurance Services

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property & casualty brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Bill Bergstrom has joined the firm to lead the operations and growth initiatives of its Golf Insurance Services Program, which has provided insurance and risk management solutions to golf courses and country clubs since 1985.

EPIC Adds Bill Bergstrom as Vice President and Program Leader of Golf Insurance Services

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property & casualty brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Bill Bergstrom has joined the firm to lead the operations and growth initiatives of its Golf Insurance Services Program, which has provided insurance and risk management solutions to golf courses and country clubs since 1985.

EPIC Insurance Adds Christopher J. Giuditta as Vice President in the Northeast

STAMFORD, Conn. — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Christopher J. Giuditta has joined the firm as a vice president. Giuditta will focus on the cultivation and development of new revenue opportunities throughout EPIC’s Northeast Region.