New Additions Bring Knowledge, Industry Expertise to Lockton's Chicago Office
CHICAGO, July 3, 2013
CHICAGO, July 3,2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Three new professionals have joined
Lockton in Chicago, adding a range of property-casualty and employee benefits
expertise to their client services. Lockton is the world's largest privately
held insurance broker.
oRobert Wierema has joined as a Producer. He brings six years of experience
in the insurance industry and expertise in complex insurance programs for
companies, including self-insured programs or difficult workers
compensation placements. Previously, he was a Vice President at Assurance
Agency. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in risk management and finance from
Illinois Wesleyan University and is working towards a Masters in Business
Administration from the Olin Business School at Washington University in
oPatrick McChrystal has joined as Vice President and Account Executive of
Lockton Financial Services.He brings more than 20 years of experience in
underwriting and financial services with a focus in executive liability
products. McChrystal comes to Lockton from Axis Insurance Company and
prior to that worked for Travelers Companies. He has a Bachelor of Science
in business with a finance concentration from Eastern Illinois University.
oJames Billings adds his expertise as a Health Risk Solutions Consultant to
the Lockton team.Billings brings six years of wellness and employee
benefits consulting experience with Gallagher Benefit Services, where he
focused on developing multi-year wellness strategies and incentive plans
to engage employees. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in business
administration from Miami University of Ohio.
"These new colleagues allow us to expand services to our existing clients,
offering them new expertise and perspective in areas like financial services
and wellness programs. We also look forward to the opportunity to bring on new
clients and continue our growth trend," said Casey Warnecke, Chief Operating
Officer of Lockton in Chicago.
More than 4,900 professionals at Lockton provide 35,000 clients around the
world with risk management, insurance, and employee benefits consulting
services that improve their businesses. From its founding in 1966 in Kansas
City, Missouri, Lockton has attracted entrepreneurial professionals who have
driven its growth to become the largest privately held insurance broker in the
world and 9th largest overall. Independent researcher Greenwich Associates has
awarded Lockton its Service Excellence Award for risk management for large
companies. For four consecutive years, Business Insurance has recognized
Lockton as a "Best Place to Work in Insurance."To see the latest insights
from Lockton's experts, check Lockton Market Update.
Contact: Dean Davison, Lockton Companies, Kansas City, MO, USA, +1 816 960
9309 (office), +1 816 810 0982 (mobile), firstname.lastname@example.org
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