Insurance broker Willis Group Holdings has appointed Thomas V. Ealy as national partner of the Midwest Region for its North American retail operations.
In his new role, Ealy will oversee the company’s retail offices in Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio and a portion of Pennsylvania. He will continue to be based in Chicago.
In his nearly eight years with the company, he has held a variety of roles including managing partner of the Chicago office, chief operating officer of Willis North America, and most recently national partner in charge of the Commercial Segment, which represents 75 percent of the company’s U.S. client base.
Ealy brings 27 years of industry experience to his new role.
He earned his undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Notre Dame and his M.B.A. from Harvard University.
Willis has more than 200 local offices across the United States and Canada.
Source: Willis Group Holdings Limited, www.willis.com