Willis Names Lorsung to Lead Minneapolis Commercial Construction Practice
New York, NY, August 19, 2008 – Willis Group Holdings (NYSE: WSH), the global insurance broker, today announced the appointment of Chris Lorsung as Leader of the Company’s Minneapolis Commercial Construction Practice, effective immediately. He will retain his title of Senior Vice President, Willis of Minnesota, Inc. Lorsung’s responsibilities will include leading a team of 46 professionals and driving growth and profitability for the unit. Lorsung succeeds Andy Mahoney, who will continue with Willis focusing on servicing existing clients and helping the leadership team to grow the practice via new business production.
Commenting on the appointment, Al Thomas, Managing Partner for Willis’ operations in Minnesota, said, “I am confident Chris’ talent and experience will enable us to continue to provide high-quality insurance brokerage and risk management services to our existing clients, while leading a concerted effort to grow the practice by attracting new clients.”
Chris Lorsung joined Willis in 1999 from The St. Paul Insurance Company where he held various underwriting and managerial roles within the insurer’s Construction Unit. He is a graduate of St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota, and earned his MBA from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. He is the past President of the Minnesota Chapter of the American Subcontractor’s Association (ASA).
“I look forward to leading the incredible team of professionals in Minneapolis, and I embrace the challenge of continuing to develop the practice through exceptional client service and an unparalleled value proposition,” said Lorsung.
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.