New Leader for Marsh Mexico
REMIGIO NORIEGA has been named CEO of Marsh Mexico. He formerly led Marsh Mexico's Multinational Client Service, Commercial Segment, and Surety Practices and served as senior relationship officer for some of its largest clients. In his new position, Mr. Noriega will lead Marsh Mexico's retail brokerage operations as well as continue to lead Marsh's Automobile Practice in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region.
Noriega succeeds Ricardo Brockmann, who will continue as CEO of Marsh's LAC region and President of Marsh Mexico.
"Remigio is an important member of our executive team in Mexico and, through his longstanding career, has gained a deep knowledge and understanding of our operational and growth strategies," says Brockmann. "I am confident his knowledge and experience will serve Marsh's colleagues and clients well as we continue our growth in Mexico and throughout the region."
Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford Announce Executive Changes
Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford appointed BRENT KRUGER as its first group chief information officer. Kruger will lead all of the group's IT initiatives for its global trading companies across 60 offices and focus on driving efficiencies from existing technology programs and outsourcing arrangements.
He joins from Aon Limited (London) where Kruger held the position of chief information officer for risk solutions UK since 2008. Prior to joining Aon as an IT director in 2001 he managed IT projects for banks including Chase Manhattan and The Bank of New York.
Toby Esser, CGSC Group Chief Executive said: "IT is an integral part of every element of our business and it is therefore essential that all our systems and partnerships are operating at maximum efficiency. Brent's newly created role will be not only to drive these efficiencies, but also to deliver a flexible platform that will enable our business to grow globally."
HAROLD FIELD has taken on the leadership and profit center responsibility of the company's Morristown, N.J. In addition to his new sales leadership responsibility, Field will continue to serve as a broker in the Professional Services Practice Group.
Prior to taking on this new role, Field served as a professional services lines broker in the company's New York office. Field began his career at Prudential as a claims analyst and moved from there to AIG where he served as an underwriter of financial institution risks. He had also worked in the Los Angeles office of Zurich as a regional underwriting officer and at Westrope as a professional services broker, before coming to Swett & Crawford more than five years ago.
"Harold has exhibited all the traits of our leadership model. He has brought a fresh perspective and new ideas to the table that I am sure will drive the Morristown office to even greater success," said Michael Ruhe, sales leader and division leader for Swett & Crawford.
Lockton Adds Team Members
STEVE CONGER has also joined Lockton's Washington brokerage team as vice president and producer. Prior to that, he was an area vice president in Arthur J. Gallagher's Columbia, Md. Office where he was a producer and client advocate, responsible for business development and ensuring client satisfaction for the company's employee benefit clients.
Conger has extensive experience in developing and creating strategies for clients in the non profit, mergers and acquisitions, technology, telecommunications, life sciences, and financial services industries.
"We are delighted to have a person of Steve's caliber join Lockton," said Robert Connolly, President of Lockton's Washington operations. "He brings significant experience with regard to the management and strategic solutions to the employee benefit rising cost implications particularly in the technology and government contracting arena.He is well known in the Washington business community and is a welcome addition to Lockton."
JEFFREY MILLER has been named senior vice president/director of Lockton Dunning Benefits. He previously served as senior vice president of sales for the Mid-America Region of Aetna. In this role, Jeff led efforts for the Mid-America region including Chicago, Cleveland, Kansas City, Oklahoma and Texas. He has also served as a vice president for Aetna as well as PacifiCare of Texas.
In his role with Lockton, Jeff will provide strategic consulting expertise for client service teams.
Lockton Dunning Benefits also added CHRISTIAN MORENO as vice president. With more than 10 years of experience, Christian specializes in health plan design and consulting as well as wellness solutions related to health and welfare benefits for employers.
He served previously as vice president and executive director of Cooper Benefits where he developed the business model for Cooper Aerobics Center's entrance into group employee benefits and corporate wellness consulting.
He gained international experience in South Africa and Southeast Asia providing medical and wellness consulting for large and mid-market employers while working for NMG Consultants and Actuaries.
RICHARD ALLEN joins Lockton Dunning Benefits as senior account executive and team lead from Cooper, where he most recently served as the vice president of risk and group benefits for Cooper Corporate Solutions.
While in this position, Allen consulted on results-driven risk management solutions and developed multi-year strategies for employers seeking to improve the health of their population
JOHN GOODNER joins Lockton Dunning Benefits as senior account executive and team lead. He previously worked as a healthcare consultant for Gabriel, Roeder, Smith & Company. He has more than 12 years of employee benefits consulting experience, focusing on employee health and welfare benefit plans. His healthcare experience includes traditional and consumer-driven plan designs as well as designing and implementing employee health management initiatives.
September 6, 2011
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