Lockton has two employee benefits experts to its Chicago operation. Joining Lockton in vice president, producer roles are David Cooke and Mark Haye.
Both will be responsible for business development and client strategy at the privately held, independent insurance broker.
Cooke brings more than 25 years of experience in health and welfare benefits, with a financial analysis and underwriting background. Most recently, he was a producer and senior consultant in Aon Hewitt’s health and benefits practice in Chicago. He specializes in helping employers formulate long-term benefits strategies to mitigate their rising benefits expenses.
Before joining Aon Hewitt, Cooke worked as a health and welfare consultant for another national employee benefits firm, consulting on both U.S. and global health and benefits programs for employers. He holds his CEBS designation from the International Foundation of Employee Benefits and is a frequent presenter at national benefit conferences and webcasts and serves on the Corporate Board of the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans.
Haye brings more than 20 years of experience in the employee benefits financial management space. Most recently, he worked at Mercer Health & Benefits, where he fine-tuned his expertise in organizational design and effectiveness, strategic planning and new business development.
Prior to his time at Mercer, Haye worked for Aon for three years and Hewitt for five years. He holds a CEBS designation from the International Foundation of Employee Benefits and frequently hosts seminars and roundtable discussions on topics relevant to senior human resource and finance leaders.