Willis Names Di Maria Sr. VP-Marketing & Communications

March 6, 2007

Willis Group Holdings Limited has named Valerie Di Maria as its new Senior Vice President and Group Marketing and Communications Director.

She will “lead worldwide marketing, brand and reputation management, executive communications, media relations, employee communications, government affairs, community relations, corporate philanthropy, and events,” said the bulletin.

Di Maria will report to Grahame Millwater, Group COO, and will “work closely with Joe Plumeri, Group Chairman and CEO.” He noted: “This is a new position at Willis, and I see it as a crucial senior management role that will help us accelerate our aggressive growth.”

Di Maria has more than 20 years of corporate, consumer and business-to-business public relations and marketing experience. Most recently, she was Corporate Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs for Motorola, the global telecommunications leader. Prior to Motorola, she was Vice President of Corporate Public Relations and Advertising at GE Capital, the financial services company owned by General Electric.

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