Willis Appoints Timothy Clarke to Drive Growth and Retention For New York Region
New York, NY, March 17, 2008 – Willis Group Holdings (NYSE: WSH), the global insurance broker, today announced the appointment of Timothy Clarke as Regional Growth Leader – New York Region and Executive Vice President of Willis of New York, Inc., effective immediately. Clarke’s responsibilities include leading client retention and growth for Connecticut and New York State including New York City and Long Island.
Commenting on the appointment, Joe Gunn, Chief Growth Officer for Willis North America, said, “We couldn’t be more excited to have Tim join us. His exceptional experience and knowledge of the industry will be essential to delivering breakout growth.”
Leslie Nylund, National Partner, President and CEO of Willis New York, commented, “Tim’s role leading growth for the New York region will help propel our presence in one of our key investment areas in North America. New York has historically been where Willis is a major partner in the economic development of real estate, construction, and numerous other industries, and Tim’s appointment reinforces our commitment to the region.”
Clarke was most recently a Managing Director and Senior Client Executive in Marsh’s Client Services Group in New York, handling Fortune 500 financial institution, consumer products and real estate accounts. His insurance career began in 1985 when he joined Johnson & Higgins as a College of Insurance work study student. A graduate of the College of Insurance, he majored in Property and Casualty, and minored in Ocean Marine Insurance.
Willis Group Holdings Limited is a leading global insurance broker, developing and delivering professional insurance, reinsurance, risk management, financial and human resource consulting and actuarial services to corporations, public entities and institutions around the world. Willis has more than 300 offices in some 100 countries, with a global team of approximately 16,000 Associates serving clients in some 190 countries. Additional information on Willis may be found at www.willis.com.