American International Group has a new chairman of its Risk Management division. Wells Media Group, publisher of Carrier Management, Insurance Journal and Claims Journal, has a new senior strategist, Branded Content and Research.


American International Group hired William Curcio as its new chairman of AIG Risk Management.

Curcio will work closely with Bill Rabl, AIG’s Chief Executive Officer of AIG Risk Management, to define and execute the strategy for AIG Risk Management, including the initial structural design and integration within the General Insurance organization.

In his new role, Curcio will provide strategic direction as AIG assess its loss sensitive business, identify talent and establish underwriting best practices that will drive the profitable growth of AIG’s Risk Management portfolio.

Curcio is a 37-year veteran of the large risk and national accounts marketplace. AIG Said he will be instrumental in furthering its market leadership with clients and distribution partners in any industry facing the significant costs of financing and managing risks.

Previously, Curcio served as Chairman and President of ACE Risk Management (now part of Chubb). While there, he was responsible for National Accounts Casualty, including excess workers compensation and large account construction and wrap-ups.

Before joining ACE in 1999, Curcio served as senior vice president of the Northeast Region at Reliance National Insurance Company and worked at AIG as vice president of AIG Risk Management and New York operations. He started his career at The Hartford and also held sales and underwriting positions with the Insurance Company of North America and CNA National Accounts.


Wells Media Group has named Pamela Simpson to the position of senior strategist, Branded Content and Research.

In this new role, Simpson will work collaboratively with the company’s marketing and production teams to coordinate content projects for Wells Media clients. She will implement the overall content strategy on Wells brands’ Research & Trends platforms as well as approve all sponsored content for quality.

Wells Media is publisher of Insurance Journal, Claims Journal and Carrier Management.

Simpson is the co-founder of cyber security incident response software company 9yahds, and also founded the consulting firm Extra Day. Her diverse management background in the software and financial industries includes marketing, consulting and research. Simpson is also the author of two books.

She holds a BS in Marketing and Communications from Babson College and an MBA from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts.

“We were fortunate to work with Pam for several months on a freelance basis and she’s been a great asset to both the marketing and content teams,” said Julie Tinney, chief marketing officer, Wells Media Group. “More and more of our clients are adding whitepapers, webinars, surveys, polls, blogs and custom audio and video to their marketing mix. It’s sometimes challenging. Pam is available to help clients with the content strategy to make these products successful.”

Sources: AIG, Wells Media