Willis North America News

Turner Appointed Managing Partner of Willis of Texas

Willis North America, a unit of Willis Group Holdings, the global risk advisor, insurance and reinsurance broker, has appointed Jeff Turner as managing partner at Willis of Texas Inc. Turner will be responsible for Willis’s Houston operations, leading a team of …

Willis Appoints Gunn Managing Partner in Cleveland, Ohio

Insurance broker Willis North America, a unit of Willis Group Holdings, appointed Andrew Gunnas managing partner of Willis’ Cleveland, Ohio, operations. Willis of Ohio Inc. serves over 3,000 national and local clients from its offices in Cleveland and Columbus as …

Willis Names Martens Human Capital Leader in Midwest

Willis North America, a unit of Willis Group Holdings, named Gregory Martens as executive vice president and human capital practice leader of its Midwest region. Martens is based in Chicago and will oversee the human capital practice across Willis’s Midwest …

Willis North America Adds Folkerts as Surety Manager in Oklahoma

Willis North America, a unit of global risk advisor and insurance broker Willis Group Holdings, has appointed Renee Folkerts as surety manager at Willis of Oklahoma. Folkerts will be responsible for client service and business development. She will work to …

Willis Acquires Benefits Division of Alabama’s Capital Strategies Group

Willis North America said it has acquired the employee benefits consulting division of Birmingham, Alabama-based Capital Strategies Group Inc. Capital Strategies Group’s employee benefits consulting division, led by George Gould, offers employee benefits plan design, consulting and brokerage services to …

Willis North America Appoints Senior VP, Marine Practice, in Rhode Island

Willis North America, a unit of Willis Group Holdings, appointed Jeffery Beneville as senior vice president and producer, Willis North America’s marine practice, focusing on the yacht business. In this role, Beneville will be responsible for business development in the …

Willis Names Long Regional Placement Officer in West

Willis North America named Linda Leigh Long regional placement officer in its West region. Long will lead a team insurance placement professionals across Willis’ West region, which includes operations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, Washington and Wyoming. She will …

Willis North America Names Joost Chief Operating Officer

Willis North America has appointed Eric Joost as chief operating officer. Joost has been serving as chief executive of Willis North America’s Specialty Practices since 2009. He will report to Todd Jones, CEO, Willis North America. In this newly created …

Willis Group Promotes Jones to CEO of North America Unit

Insurance broker Willis Group Holdings plc promoted Todd Jones to chief executive officer of Willis North America, the company’s largest business segment. Jones will report to Willis Group CEO Dominic Casserley and will represent Willis North America on the Willis …

Willis Taps Foley to Drive P/C Business in Northern California

Willis North America named Kristen Foley as client advocate and senior vice president of property/casualty for Willis of Northern California. Foley will be responsible for business development and expanding Willis’ footprint across Northern California. She will report to Amy Mattle, …