Willis HRH Names David Finnis Head of National Property Practice
New York, February 26, 2009 - Willis HRH, the North American business of Willis Group Holdings (NYSE:
WSH), the global insurance broker, today announced that David Finnis has been named Executive Vice President
and National Property Practice Leader, effective immediately. Finnis, who joins Willis HRH from Integro Insurance
Brokers, will report to Leslie Nylund, Chief Placement Officer for North America and a National Partner
for Willis HRH. He will be based in Atlanta.
Finnis will lead the company's Property Practice in North America, including its property placement operations in London
and Bermuda. In his new role, he will work closely with Willis Client Advocates ®,
producers and placement brokers in Willis HRH branch offices across North America to drive growth and
retention by delivering the most competitive and comprehensive complex property programs for Willis HRH clients.
"Dave is one of the most talented and experienced professionals in the complex property arena," said Don
Bailey, Chairman and CEO of Willis HRH. "He has earned tremendous respect from clients for
providing outstanding service and innovative solutions, and from underwriters for his professionalism and integrity. As
a result, he's had tremendous success growing his book of business for large property insurance programs,
and we're confident that he will carry that momentum over to Willis HRH as a member
of our North American team."
Finnis will work closely with Nylund and the Global Placement organization to coordinate the placement of complicated,
layered property coverage with Willis' key trading partners.
"We are thrilled to have Dave leading our Property practice," said Nylund. "He brings years of
technical expertise, a passion for serving clients and deep market relationships to his new role at
Willis HRH. I look forward to working with him to take our capabilities in this
important area to the next level."
Finnis has more than 25 years of experience in the design, marketing and servicing of complex property
insurance programs for Fortune 1000 clients. Prior to joining Willis HRH, he was Managing Principal
at Integro, sharing responsibility for the broker's U.S. property practice. He joined Integro in 2005
after serving as Director, Southeast Property, for Aon in Atlanta from 1996. Earlier, he held
leadership roles in the property brokerage units at Johnson & Higgins and Marsh & McLennan, both
in New York. A graduate of St. John's University School of Risk Management, Finnis began
his career as a property broker for Fred S. James & Co., in New York.
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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