Paty Daves Appointed Managing Partner, Willis HRH of Greater Kansas City
New York, February 23, 2009 - Willis Group Holdings (NYSE: WSH), the global insurance broker, today announced
the appointment of Paty Daves as Managing Partner of Willis HRH of Greater Kansas City, effective
immediately. He will report to William Creedon, National Partner, South Central region.
Daves will lead Willis's retail operation in the Greater Kansas City area, directing the efforts of Willis
HRH offices in Overland Park, Lawrence and Topeka. He will be responsible for maintaining Willis's high
client service standards and driving growth in revenue, profitability and market share.
Daves brings more than 20 years of risk management and property-casualty insurance experience to his new position.
He previously served as President of HRH of Savannah, Georgia, since 2004, responsible for the strategic
direction of the office, including business development and client focus. Under his leadership, HRH's Savannah office
was named "Branch of The Year" in 2006. Earlier, Daves was Vice President of HRH
Willis acquired Hilb Rogal & Hobbs (HRH), a leading insurance intermediary, in October 2008, and renamed its
North American retail brokerage business Willis HRH.
Daves commented, "I am honored to be taking up this new position of responsibility within Willis HRH,
and enthusiastic about leading our Greater Kansas City offices. Although this is a turbulent time
for the world and the insurance industry, our talented team of professionals at Willis HRH is
prepared to succeed at a time when having the right insurance is more important than ever."
Commenting on the appointment, Creedon said, "Paty brings exceptional skills and experience to this position.
He helped make HRH's Savannah office flourish, and we have no doubt he can do the
same for our Kansas City area offices."
Willis HRH is the North American retail brokerage business of Willis Group Holdings. The unit has
more than 200 local offices across the United States and Canada, offering a full range of
insurance and risk management services, specialist expertise and global resources to large corporate, middle-market and small
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 400 offices in nearly 120 countries, with a global
team of approximately 20,000 Associates serving clients in some 190 countries. Additional information on Willis
may be found at www.willis.com.
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