Willis Aerospace, a division of Willis Group Holdings, has appointed Stephen Kisor to its global aviation team as executive vice president and head of the Willis Aviation office in Los Angeles. Kisor, who will be joining Willis from Aon, will report to Garrett Hanrahan, CEO of Global Aviation in North America.
Kisor, an industry veteran of over 26 years, has experience in all phases of aviation insurance, including major accounts in the airline, products, leasing, airport, public entity, corporate and other classes of complex aviation business, both as an underwriter and as a broker. He joins Willis after 11 years at Aon where he was most recently an executive vice president overseeing Aon’s Los Angeles and Chicago operations.
Prior to Aon, Kisor held a similar position at Marsh in Los Angeles. For the first half of his career, he was based in Dallas, where he held an airline products underwriting / reinsurance position at Aviation Office of America followed by a role as a broker at Alexander & Alexander of Texas and at Navigators Group, where he managed the overall aviation underwriting operations of the company.
Kisor graduated in 1983 from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, specializing in Aviation Management. He also has participated in the CPCU program and holds a private pilot license.
Willis Aerospace employs more than 320 Associates in 22 offices serving the insurance needs of aerospace companies around the world, including aerospace risk management, leasing and financial consulting.