Alexander to Head Willis Group Holdings Tennessee Operations

August 16, 2005

Ronald L. Alexander has been promoted to president and managing partner of Willis Group Holdings Ltd.’s Tennessee operations in Knoxville, Tenn. Alexander was formerly executive vice president and COO of Willis’s Tennessee operations.

In his new capacity, Alexander will be in charge of growing Willis’ operations throughout the area, including identifying potential acquisitions, recruiting talented individuals and teams and assisting producers with organic growth tools. He will also continue to provide risk management services and solutions to a broad spectrum of corporate and institutional clients.

Alexander has a 26 year career with Willis, beginning in 1979 when he joined Corroon & Black of Knoxville as an account executive. He was named vice president and marketing manager in 1986, eventually becoming executive vice president and COO in 1993. Corroon & Black was acquired by Willis in 1990.

Alexander serves on the board of directors for Workforce Connections and Senior Citizens Home Assistance Services. He is past president of the Insurers of Knoxville and has served as a board member of the Knoxville Chapter of American Diabetes Association, as well as the Knoxville Area Chamber Partnership Economic Development Board. Alexander is a graduate of the Leadership Knoxville class of 2004 – a 10 month leadership program committed to the goal of serving as catalyst for positive change in the greater Knoxville area. He and his family reside in Knoxville.

Willis Group Holdings a global insurance broker, developing and delivering professional insurance, reinsurance, risk management, financial and human resource consulting and actuarial services to corporations, public entities and institutions around the world. It has more than 300 offices in over 100 countries, its global team of 15,800 associates serves clients in 180 countries.

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