BY CYRIL TUOHY, managing editor of Risk & Insurance®
Mercer's new U.S. Region reorganization will consist of the Northeast, South, Midwest, Central and West markets, with leaders in each responsible for executing Mercer's sales and marketing strategy, the company said.
Market leaders are New York-based Mary Tinebra, senior partner, who will lead the Northeast market. Jim McNary, senior partner based in Atlanta, who will lead the South market, and Sue Gilbert, senior partner based in Chicago, the Midwest market, the company said.
Julie Humphries, senior partner based in Dallas, will lead the Central market, and Gerry Murphy, senior partner based in San Francisco, will lead the West market, the company also said.
The U.S. leadership team will have responsibility for overall market revenue growth and client satisfaction across the company's diverse and expanding client portfolio, Mercer said.
The changes are effective April 1, and the new leadership team will report to Mindy Fox, senior partner and Mercer's U.S. Region Head. "Their years of experience and proven track records of success make them ideal leaders for the U.S.," said Fox, in a statement.
Separately, Marsh has appointed Chris Lay to the newly-created position of business development leader for its International Division, which comprises all of Marsh's operations outside North America, Marsh has announced.
Lay will retain his responsibilities as head of sales and head of middle market for Marsh's Europe, Middle East and Africa region for a transitional period, the company also said.
Reporting to David Batchelor, president of Marsh's International Division, Lay will continue to be based in London. Lay joined Marsh & McLennan in 1984, and has since held a variety of senior positions in the United Kingdom.
In other executive developments, Willis Global has announced the appointment of David Thomas as director of strategy and transformation in the Global Businesses division. He reports to Steve Hearn, chairman and CEO, of Willis Global.
Since joining Willis in 2009 from specialty international reinsurance broker R.K. Carville, Thomas has been responsible for the professional liability practice group, and for running the group's North American operations.
Also reporting executive changes was Integro Insurance Brokers where Michael Korn has been promoted to San Francisco operations leader, the company said. He succeeds Marc Kunney, who was recently named president of the firm's Integro USA division.
Korn joined the firm in 2005.He began his career as an FM Global underwriter and moved to insurance brokerage with the Hobbs Group.Before joining Integro, he was a national property practice leader with Lockton.
In a release, Kunny praised Korn's "intellect, collegiality, poise and drive."
April 13, 2012
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