19 January 2017Insurance

Willis Towers Watson appoints North America risk and broking head

Willis Towers Watson (WTW) has appointed Mike Liss as head of corporate risk and broking (CRB) business in North America, effective immediately.

Liss will report to Joe Gunn, head of North America and Todd Jones, global head of CRB.

In his new position, Liss will be responsible for business growth and strategy, and consolidating WTW’s leading position in the US mid-market, expanding its offering to multinationals.

He joined the company in 2006 and most recently served as the midwest leader. He will retain the previous responsibilities until a successor is named.

Prior to joining Willis, Liss lead the Atlanta operations of Wachovia, and worked with J&H Marsh as a producer and brokerage leader. He has also worked at Kemper, AIG and Hartford in a range of casualty underwriting and leadership roles.

Jones said: "Mike has exceptional credentials to lead our CRB segment in North America, and his appointment is well deserved. Mike’s leadership approach centers on what works best for the team, and his experience and inclusive style will enable us to focus on building connected teams that go to market in a simple and efficient way."

Liss added: "We are well positioned in North America thanks to our uniquely integrated approach to serving clients, industry-leading risk models and capabilities, broad international network and strong talent. I’m looking forward to building on the combined global intellect of our company to deliver the best solutions for our clients."

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