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Thank God He's a Country Boy

BB&T put an unassuming banker in charge of its slumbering insurance business, and now it's beating the pants off competitors.
Leader's Edge, July 2006
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Tom Motamed's Second Act

As he approached retirement age, Motamed could have sat back and enjoyed the dénouement of his long career at an industry darling. Instead, he agreed to become CEO of Loews Corp.'s CNA, a persistent underachiever.
Leader's Edge, May 2009
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Wheel of Fortune

Tom Watjen was part of the crew that drove Unum toward an iceberg, and then he orchestrated an unexpected company-saving turnaround.
Leader's Edge, October 2008
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The Man Insurers Love to Hate

When John Garamendi plays hardball with the industry he regulates, he wins some and he loses some.
Leader's Edge, May 2006
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Wild Game Hunter

Brash, quirky, innovative: Corporate Synergies' Eric Raymond grows his business organically, promoting services others don't
Leader’s Edge, March 2008
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Opening Moves

New York's new insurance superintendent, Eric Dinallo,
moves easily on both sides of the industry chessboard.
Leader’s Edge, May 2007
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Passing the $1 Billion Milepost

The fourth largest insurance broker, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. still feels like a family company where friends remind the CEO to check his ego at the door and everyone has hollering rights.
Leader's Edge Magazine 2005
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Property Values

There are many turning points in business pioneer George Pagoumian’s life that he attributes to the hand of God and his sons attribute to pure moxie.
Leader's Edge, May/June 2004
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Trends

It Takes a Sophisticated Thief

It's easier to steal art than to profit from it.
Leader's Edge, October 2008
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Advisor: Policy Education

In a market steeped in doubts about provenance, art collectors try to cement their ownership claim.
Art & Antiques, August 2008
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The Color of Money

Savvy insurers and brokers are making calculated moves to address the environmental challenge—and to put some green on the bottom line with new business opportunities.
Leader's Edge, July/August 2008
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Addressing Autism

How school districts can improve prospects for students with autism. District Administration, October 2007
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Rock Stars on the Rock

An island mecca for insurance, Bermuda attracts some of the best underwriters (and their groupies).
Leader’s Edge, October 2007
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Nicotine Nation

Weaning workers off smoking is the single most effective way to cut healthcare costs.
Leader's Edge, November 2008
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