People Moves: WTW Bolsters Natural Resources Team With 5 Hires; Markel Promotes Pasik for Commercial Casualty

July 22, 2022
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WTW Appoints 5 to North American Natural Resources Team

Insurance broker WTW announced “a significant investment in its North American Natural Resources business” with the appointment of five industry leaders.

Based in Houston, the new team members will bring expertise to focus on this globally important industry, with a sub-sector focus on oil and gas, power generation, mining, and alternative energy, said WTW.

Bill Helander, the new head of Natural Resources North America, Houston Corporate Risk & Broking, and managing director, joins WTW from Marsh, where he served as the specialty leader for the Natural Resources sector. Helander joined Marsh as part of its acquisition of JLT in 2019 and brings strong industry relationships and experience to lead the practice.

WTW has also appointed Matt Gelotti as growth leader, Natural Resources, North America, and managing director. As a former business development leader with Aon’s Houston office, Gelotti brings a wealth of industry experience to WTW, and will focus on the expansion of this valuable industry segment.

Joining WTW as managing director and head of Client Management, Natural Resources, North America is Chris Mulvey. Formerly serving as Enterprise Client Leader for the Natural Resources space in Aon’s Houston office, Mulvey brings a strategic mindset focused on helping deliver superior value and service to clients.

WTW has also appointed Clayton Corbett as senior director and global client advocate, Natural Resources, North America. Previously serving as senior vice president and client executive with Marsh’s Specialty practice, Corbett brings experience creating tailored insurance and advisory solutions to global Natural Resources clients.

In addition, William Hoke has joined WTW as senior director and producer, Natural Resources, North America. Also based in Houston with the broader team, Hoke joins WTW from USI, where he served as a producer in Natural Resources.

“This investment is aligned with our broader strategy to position WTW as the best risk adviser and broker based on industry specialty and technical expertise,” commented Mike Liss, head of Corporate Risk & Broking, North America, WTW. “This expanded team demonstrates our long-term commitment to both the Houston market and the wider natural resources sector. We are excited to welcome each of them to our team in early August.”

WTW’s current North American Natural Resources leader, Keith Mattheessen, will serve as senior strategic adviser, Global Natural Resources. He will support Helander through the onboarding and transition with the expanded team and will remain a key member of both the North American and Global Leadership teams.

“We are delighted to welcome this expanded team to WTW team and excited to make this investment in our North American Natural Resources business. They are well-respected industry professionals whose experience and skillsets complement our existing talent pool across the energy, power, mining and alternative energy sectors. Attracting experienced and market-leading talent underpins our growth objectives and enhances our industry insights across the globe,” said Graham Knight, global head of Natural Resources, WTW.


Markel Promotes Pasik for Commercial Casualty

Tim Pasik

Markel Corp. announced that Tim Pasik has been appointed managing director, Commercial Casualty Product Lines leader for Markel Specialty’s insurance operations. In his new role, Pasik will provide oversight for Markel Specialty’s commercial primary and excess – retail and wholesale – product lines.

Pasik joined Markel in 2014 and most recently served as managing director, Commercial Excess Casualty, Wholesale. He has nearly 40 years of insurance industry experience and has successfully developed underwriting guidelines, established rating parameters, and set authorities for field underwriters.

Pasik will report to Rodrigues and is based in Markel’s New York City office.

Topics Commercial Lines Willis Towers Watson Casualty

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