Capital Insurance Group named a new vice president of Claims. Willis Towers Watson appointed a new head of Construction Broking in its Corporate Risk and Broking segment.


Capital Insurance Group named a new vice president of claims.

In this new role, Cynthia Mehrtens will be responsible for loss investigation, loss reporting, settlement, and legal claims handling for the company. She will also be responsible for CIG’s regulatory compliance to shareholders, lawmakers, reinsurers, and regulators.

Mehrtens is replacing Tom Scherff when he retires on October 15, 2018. Scherff, who has been in the industry for more than 40 years, joined CIG in 1995. During his tenure he has seen the company through significant growth and expansion. Mehrtens will be based in Monterey, Calif., operating out of the company’s headquarters.

Mehrtens is a 30 years insurance industry veteran, with a particular focus on claims and litigation within the insurance industry’s small and medium-sized markets. Most recently, she was vice president of claims at Indiana Farmers Mutual, where she realigned the claims department and instituted best practices and litigation management. Through her career, she has also served in leadership positions for Peerless Insurance, Ohio Casualty Insurance, Chubb Group, and Safeco Insurance, among others.


Willis Towers Watson appointed Kelly Kinzer as head of Construction Broking in its Corporate Risk and Broking segment.

Kinzer, a 15-year industry veteran, joined Willis Towers Watson in 2015 and most recently served as construction specialties broking leader.

Kinzer will be responsible for the company’s insurance brokerage offerings aimed at its portfolio of construction clients, including contractors, project owners, developers, architects and engineers. She will work closely with the global insurance marketplace to develop innovative risk transfer products and services on behalf of clients, while overseeing a dedicated team of brokers specializing in the placement of key construction insurance coverages, including practice programs, builder’s risk, professional liability and consolidated insurance programs.

Kinzer is based in Minneapolis, MN, and reports to Joe Peiser, head of Broking North America, and

Sources: Capital Insurance Group, Willis Towers Watson