World Insurance Associates names new chief human resources officer

Iselin-based World Insurance Associates LLC on Wednesday said Andrea Haan has joined World as its new chief human resources officer.

As an integral part of World’s executive team, Haan is responsible for developing human capital strategies, evolving merger & acquisition integration processes, managing and improving HR operations and infrastructure and elevating our change management initiatives.

“As we further solidify World as a destination of choice for the industry’s best talent, having a leader like Andrea focused on our overall HR operations will be instrumental as we continue to execute our organic and acquisition growth strategies,” Rich Eknoian, World’s CEO, said. “Her expertise in developing and executing strategic innovation and automation will significantly improve our HR and postmerger processes, leading to an improved experience for our new and existing employees.”

Haan comes to World with more than 25 years of human resources leadership experience in the insurance, financial services and data and analytics industries. Prior to joining World, Haan was senior vice president of global talent for Circana, a global market research firm. Before that, she spent more than 20 years at Allstate Corp., where she was most recently the head of talent acquisition. She has a proven track record of driving results via innovative, systemic workforce solutions across HR operating model design, post-merger systems and services and cultural transformations.

“I am thrilled to get back to the insurance space and join a fast-growing brokerage like World with its impressive private equity investors,” Haan said. “I look forward to delivering on World’s internal mission of establishing a flexible culture grounded in diversity & inclusion, learning and development and an operational center of excellence.”

Haan will be based in Chicago.