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NOVATO -- Lori Dickerson Fouche has been named the new president and chief executive officer of Novato-based Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co.

She succeeds Michael LaRocco, who left the company to "pursue other professional opportunities."

Ms. Fouche joined Fireman’s Fund in February 2006 and most recently served as president of commercial insurance. Previously, she was chief operating officer for Fireman’s Fund’s Specialty business.

Prior to Fireman’s Fund, Ms. Fouche was senior vice president, private company product manager at Chubb & Son and also served as a management consultant at The Parthenon Group.

She received a bachelor’s degree in history with a certificate in American studies from Princeton University, and a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard Business School.