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Marsh Names Three Execs to Senior Leadership Team As Expansion is Underway

Source: Marsh

Posted on 05 Mar 2010

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As it continues to build a national business, Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC, a subsidiary of insurance broker Marsh Inc., announced on Thursday it has appointed three executives to its senior leadership team. They are: Lisa R. Hoffmann, chief information officer; Benjamin A. Newman, senior vice president, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Sharon M. Werner, director of Human Resources.

"I am delighted to welcome Lisa, Ben, and Sharon to our leadership team," said David Eslick, chairman and CEO of Marsh & McLennan Agency. "Together with our CFO Billy Corrigan, and Edward Lynch, business development leader, each will play a vital role as we move forward in building our company.

Ben will take a leading role in Marsh & McLennan Agency's national expansion, Lisa, in leveraging information technology resources across our growing organization, and Sharon, in building a human resources function that will accommodate an expanding employee population and enable the Marsh & McLennan Agency to attract, retain, and energize the industry’s best talent serving middle market clients."

Ms. Hoffmann joins Marsh & McLennan Agency with more than 23 years of experience in information technology that includes senior positions with Time-Warner's Synapse Group, Inc., Centex Corporation, and GE Commercial Finance. Most recently, she was president and owner of Optimal Sourcing LLC.

Before joining Marsh & McLennan Agency, Mr. Newman was vice president, Corporate Development and senior vice president, Operations for USI Affinity with USI Holdings Corporation. His 10 years of experience also includes positions with Capital Z Partners and Merrill Lynch & Co.

During her 24-year career, Ms. Werner has held senior positions in human resources with a number of firms, including Trinchero Family Estates, Synapse Group, Inc., and Diageo, PLC.

In October 2008, Marsh established Marsh & McLennan Agency to be one of the premiere insurance agencies in the United States, offering commercial property and casualty, personal lines, employee benefits and life insurance/estate planning to clients across the U.S.