July 8, 2011 – Executive search firm Gilbert Tweed Associates has named David James Beed as managing director in its Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Beed will concentrate on the insurance industry and serve as the firm’s insurance practice head. Mr. Beed is the former partner and founding member of the JIRB Group, LLC, an executive recruiting firm based in Connecticut. Prior to that, he was partner and practice leader of the insurance practice at LAI Worldwide. Gilbert Tweed International is an executive search firm with offices in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Washington, D.C., India, Dubai and Paris and throughout Europe via participation with international partners.