Kenneth Johnson joins Heffernan Insurance Brokers at the San Francisco office. As Vice President, Johnson will be responsible for developing and executing risk management programs for a variety of industries in Northern California. Johnson has 20 years of experience in risk management and insurance sales. Marsh announces the appointment of Bill Pieroni to the role of COO. He will be responsible for the firm’s global operations, and will focus on the Marsh platform to maximize performance. He will be based in New York and report to Peter Zaffino, president and CEO of Marsh Inc. Pieroni previously worked as senior vice president and part of the office of the chairman for State Farm. The Professional Insurance Agents of New York State Inc. has elected its officers for the 2011-12 administrative year: Rich Savino, CIC, CPIA, of Warwick, N.Y., was elected president. He is partner, president and CEO of Warwick Resource Group. Michael Skeele, CIC, CPIA, of DeRuyter N.Y., was elected president-elect. He is president of Skeele Agency in DeRuyter. Alan Plafker, CPIA, of Manhasset. N.Y., was elected first vice president. He is president and CEO of Member Brokerage Service LLC. Eugene Sandy, CIC, of Stony Brook, N.Y., was re-elected vice president. He is director of marketing for the Millennium Alliance Group LLC. John Parsons II, CIC, CPIA, AAI, of Skaneateles, N.Y., was elected vice president. He is vice president of Parsons and Associates Inc. Tony Kubera, CIC, of Buffalo, N.Y., was elected treasurer. He is director of business development for Russell Bond & Co. Inc. Amy Bryan, of Cornwall, N.Y., was elected secretary. She is owner of Bryan Insurance Agency. Donna Chiapperino of Blauvelt, N.Y., will serve as immediate past president. She is director of marketing for Jimcor Agencies.  Meghan Beaupre has been promoted as vice president of marketing and communications with Longfellow Benefits. Larry Karle and Adam Miloro have also been promoted to vice president with Longfellow Advisors.

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