Willis HRH Names Pera to Head Atlantic Region, Based in Tennessee

April 22, 2009

Insurance broker Willis HRH has appointed Douglas W. Pera as national partner of its Atlantic region.

Pera will be responsible for the company’s retail insurance offices in Maryland, Tennessee and Virginia, and will report to Don Bailey, chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Willis HRH.

Pera, who will be based in Nashville, succeeds Steve Deal.

Pera brings 28 years of industry experience to his new position with Willis HRH. Most recently, he was resident managing director for the Carolinas for Aon Risk Services, overseeing offices in North and South Carolina. From 1998 to 2006, he served in a variety of roles with Marsh USA in Memphis, including having responsibility for the middle market in the South Region. Earlier in his career, Pera worked for Sedgwick and E.H. Crump & Co. (now Crump Group Inc.), both in Memphis.

Willis HRH is the North American retail brokerage business of Willis Group Holdings. The unit has more than 200 local offices across the United States and Canada.

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