Arthur J Gallagher makes leadership promotions
Insurance brokerage and risk management firm Arthur J Gallagher (AJG) has promoted two leaders in its employee benefit division.
James Durkin, Jr, currently the president of Gallagher's employee benefits division, will assume the newly-created position of chairman. Reporting to him as president will be William Ziebell.
In his new role, Durkin will be responsible for developing the next generation of leadership at the company and supporting the division's continued business momentum priorities.
Ziebell, currently a regional leader in the benefits division, will assume Durkin's role of managing the employee benefit consulting and brokerage business across the US and abroad.
J Patrick Gallagher, Jr, chairman, president and CEO, said: "We are proud to recognize Jim and Bill's contributions to Gallagher's success. Jim has served as our global benefits business leader since 1985, and Bill has led a benefits region since 2004.
"Both embody our unique culture and have made a significant impact on our company from advising and serving our clients to expanding our business footprint in the employee benefits arena around the globe."
He added: "By promoting these two outstanding leaders, we are well-positioned for exceeding client expectations and maximizing opportunities that will continue to fuel our growth."