Willis North America News

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 …

Willis North America Appoints Peiser Head of Casualty Broking

Willis North America announced the appointment of Joe Peiser as head of Casualty Broking. In this newly created role, Peiser will be responsible for the strategic direction of Willis North America’s casualty insurance offerings including workers’ compensation, primary and excess …

Hacala Appointed Financial Institutions Practice Leader, Willis Canada

Willis North America, a unit of Willis Group Holdings, has appointed of Roger Hacala as senior vice president and financial institutions practice leader, Willis Canada. In this new role, Hacala will oversee the financial institutions practice within Willis’s Canada region, …

Willis North America Adds Bur as Producer, VP in Kansas

Willis North America, a unit of Willis Group Holdings, the global risk advisor, insurance and reinsurance broker, has appointed Kevin Bur as producer and vice president at Willis of Greater Kansas Inc. Bur will be responsible for business development within …

Willis North America Beefs Up Cyber Risk Practice with 6 Appointments

Willis North America has reinforced its cyber risk management and insurance services with several appointments to its FINEX Cyber/E&O Practice. The following individuals will focus on Willis’ national and multinational clients: Nadia Hoyte has been appointed senior broker in New …