Kemper Corp. brought on a new executive to lead its human resources and administrative operations. Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance named a new Senior VP and Product Line Officer for its D&O Liability Insurance business in North America. The specialty insurance division of Intact Financial Corp. appointed an executive to lead its North America technology business.


Kemper Corp. hired Ismat Aziz as its new Chief Human Resources Officer and Chief Administrative Officer.

Ismat Aziz/Kemper

Aziz will take on the position from Christine Mullins, who previously announced her retirement. After their transition, Mullins will remain at Kemper working on special projects. Aziz will report to Joseph Lacher, Jr., Kemper President and CEO, and will be based at Kemper’s headquarters office in Chicago.

In her new position, Aziz will oversee Kemper’s compensation and benefits, hiring, talent management, employee relations, and learning and development. She will also have oversight for diversity, equity and inclusion, communications, branding and corporate philanthropy.

Aziz has over 25 years of HR experience, most recently serving at U.S. Bank as Chief Advocacy Officer and before that, chief human resources officer. Previous roles include chief human resources officer for Sprint and Sam’s Club, and senior HR roles at Sears Canada, Inc. and MDS Pharmaceuticals.


Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance named Brady Head as Senior Vice President, Product Line Officer for D&O Liability Insurance in North America.

Brady comes to BHSI after 27 years at AIG, where he was most recently Head of Management Liability, including commercial D&O Liability, Fiduciary Liability, Employment Practices Liability and Crime coverages in the U.S., Canada and Bermuda.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Risk Management and Insurance, from the University of Georgia.


Intact Insurance Specialty Solutions, the brand for Intact Financial Corporation’s insurance company subsidiaries, appointed Melissa Goto to lead its Technology business across North America.

The division constitutes the former OneBeacon Insurance Group and The Guarantee Company, which Intact acquired in 2017 and 2019, respectively.

Goto will be reporting to Senior Vice President Jeff Richardson. She succeeds Mary Fisk-Bieker, who was recently named as the company’s Head of Enterprise Underwriting.

Goto joined Intact in 2019 as its Regional Vice President of Technology Northwest. She has had 18 years of previous experience in specialty underwriting leadership roles of increasing responsibility at leading carriers.

Intact Insurance Specialty Solutions’ underwriting companies offer specialty insurance products through independent agencies, regional and national brokers, wholesalers and managing general agencies throughout North America.

Sources: Kemper Corp, BHSI and Intact Financial Corp.

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