Everest Insurance named a new chief commercial officer. AmeriTrust Group Inc. has a new chief of staff, after promoting from within.


Everest Insurance appointed Dane Lopes to the expanded position of Chief Commercial Officer.

Lopes joined Everest Insurance in June of 2015 as head of Sales and Distribution. Everest said that Lopes has expanded his responsibilities since that time to include all facets of sales, marketing, communications, and distribution management across the Everest Insurance organization.

Jonathan Zaffino, president and CEO of Everest Insurance, said in prepared remarks that Lopes has helped Everest Insurance develop “a world-class distribution platform that positions the firm for continued profitable growth across our chosen markets.”

Everest Insurance is the diversified specialty insurance division of Everest Re Group, Ltd., a global provider of reinsurance and insurance.


AmeriTrust Group, Inc. promoted Josh Crumley to Chief of Staff.

In this new role, Crumley will be responsible for identifying innovation and disruption opportunities, business development, business analytics and new product implementation. Crumley will also serve as AmeriTrust’s primary liaison with A.M. Best, one of the insurance industry’s premier credit-rating services.

Crumley has been with AmeriTrust for 13 years, having worked in a variety of roles including most recently as Vice President, Operations and Analytics. He originally joined AmeriTrust as an actuarial analyst.

AmeriTrust Group, Inc. is a specialty, niche-focused commercial insurance underwriter and insurance administration services provider within the P/C insurance industry.

Source: Everest Insurance, AmeriTrust Group, Inc.