Willis North America News

Willis Names Perry VP of Human Capital Practice in Tennessee

Willis North America, a unit of Willis Group Holdings plc, has appointed of Ken Perry as vice president of the Human Capital Practice, Willis of Tennessee, effective immediately. Based in Knoxville, Perry will be responsible for business development within Willis’s …

Willis Names Bernal Public Entity Practice Leader in Arizona

Willis North America has named Paula Bernal public entity practice leader at Willis of Arizona. Bernal will be based in Phoenix, and lead Willis of Arizona’s public entity practice and be responsible for driving business development within Willis’s portfolio of …

Willis Names Lockton’s Silverstein Senior VP for National Casualty

Willis North America has appointed Eric Silverstein, formerly of Lockton, as senior vice president of National Casualty. In this role, Silverstein will support workers’ compensation, primary and excess casualty, product recall and international casualty products.   Silverstein, who is based …

Willis Names Wightman as Regional Surety Practice Leader

Willis North America has appointed David S.J. Wightman, as senior vice president and West Region surety practice leader, Willis North America. He is based in Houston. Wightman joins Willis from Aon where he most recently served as director, Southwest Region, …

Willis Appoints Norris Managing Partner in Alabama

Willis North America has appointed Ben Norris as managing partner, Willis of Alabama, effective immediately. In this role, he will be responsible for Willis’s operations across its offices in Birmingham, Huntsville, and Montgomery, Ala., and Rogers, Ark. Based in Birmingham, …

Willis Partners with HITRUST to Address the Healthcare Industry’s Cyber Exposures

The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST), an organization supporting the healthcare industry in advancing the state of information protection, has partnered with Willis North America to identify a common approach and develop products to better align insurance premiums with cyber …

Willis North America Appoints Collins as Growth Leader in New York

Willis North America, a unit of Willis Group Holdings plc, the global risk advisory, re/insurance broking, and human capital and benefits firm, appointed Paul Collins as growth leader for Willis’s Metro region, where he will be responsible for business development …

Willis Makes Leadership Appointments in Southeast

Willis North America, a unit of Willis Group Holdings plc, has made a series of senior appointments to its southeast business operations. Hiram Marrero has been appointed national partner of Willis’s South Region. He will be responsible for the firm’s …

Willis Acquires Evolution Benefits Consulting in Pennsylvania

Willis North America, a unit of Willis Group Holdings plc, announced its acquisition of Evolution Benefits Consulting, a Malvern, Pennsylvania-based health and welfare benefit advisory firm. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 2001, Evolution Benefits Consulting specializes …

Willis Names LaSala to Succeed Krauze as North America Chair

Global reinsurance and insurance broker Willis Group Holdings has appointed Christine LaSala to be chair of Willis North America. The North America business, which in 2014 reported revenues of more than $1.3 billion, includes 100 retail offices across the United …