First Niagara Risk Management, the Buffalo, N.Y.-based insurance brokerage subsidiary of First Niagara Bank, appointed Kirk Jensen as managing director and senior executive.
Jensen’s 25-year career in the insurance brokerage industry spans a variety of organizations, with a particular emphasis on business production.
He joins First Niagara Risk Management from William Gallagher Associates, a regional brokerage based in Boston, where he has served as senior vice president of business development since 2005. He is credited with leading the formation of William Gallagher Associates’ energy/clean technology industry practice and the re-development of the company’s risk management practice.
Prior to that, Jensen spent 19 years with Marsh & McLennan Companies and its predecessor entity, Johnson and Higgins, where he held a variety of positions including national practice leader, Western region sales and industry practice leader, vice chairman of FINPRO, and global practice leader for financial products and institutions practice.
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