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Marsh Names Steve Kempsey US Casualty Leader

Posted on 13 Aug 13 by Annie George

Marsh announced the appointment of Steve Kempsey, a 20-year veteran of the firm, as its new US Casualty Leader effective immediately. Based in New York, Mr. Kempsey is responsible for oversight of Marsh’s primary and excess casualty operations in the US, its International Casualty Practice, and its Workers’ Compensation Center of Excellence.

Mr. Kempsey succeeds Jonathan Zaffino, who was recently named president of Victor O. Schinnerer & Company Inc.

“Steve’s extensive background in client service, leadership experience, and strong record of operational excellence make him the ideal candidate to lead our US Casualty Practice,” said Dean Klisura, US Risk Practices and Specialties Leader, to whom Mr. Kempsey reports. “The US casualty market — especially excess casualty and workers’ compensation — remains challenging for many of our clients. Under Steve’s leadership, Marsh will be well-positioned to continue delivering industry-leading brokerage solutions that help our clients thrive.”

Mr. Kempsey added: “Our clients today require innovative and effective solutions to tackle the myriad of challenges and risks their companies face. By weaving together our traditional casualty placement and advisory expertise with our powerful global analytics platform and industry focus we are able to help our clients proactively manage the evolving risk landscape and ultimately their total cost of risk. I’m delighted to lead this extremely talented team of casualty experts and to build on Marsh’s success as the world’s leading casualty insurance broker.”

Mr. Kempsey has spent his entire 20-year insurance career at Marsh. Earlier this year, he assumed responsibility for the International Casualty Practice, in addition to his role as East Zone Casualty Leader, which he was appointed to in 2011. Prior to that, he held leadership roles in the West Zone as a client executive and within Marsh’s Casualty and FINPRO Practices. He began his career at Marsh as a nuclear advisor in the Power and Utilities Practice.