Willis Executive Recognized as Insurance Industry Leader
Kim Waller Named to Business Insurance's 2013 "Women to Watch" List
NEW YORK, December 2, 2013 - Willis Group Holdings (NYSE:WSH), the global risk advisor, insurance and reinsurance
broker, today announced Kim Waller, Executive Vice President, Willis Open, Willis North America, has been named
to Business Insurance magazine's 2013 "Women to Watch" list.
The eighth annual "Women to Watch" report recognizes a group of 25 high-profile executives who are leading
the way in insurance, reinsurance, risk management and employee benefits. Candidates were selected based on recent
professional achievements, influence on the marketplace and contributions to the advancement of women in business.
Based in Chicago, Ms. Waller co-leads Willis Open, a practice group launched in March 2013 which serves
as a unique resource to help firms meet their supplier diversity goals. As Executive Vice President,
she is responsible for business development, partnership development and aligning resources from across Willis' platform to
enable companies partnering with Willis to work with the best minority- owned enterprises in today's marketplace.
Commenting on the award, Todd Jones, CEO, Willis North America, said, "Willis is thrilled to see Kim
nominated to this prestigious list. Kim has dedicated her professional career to creating opportunities for women
and minority-owned business enterprises and she is passionate in leading Willis' initiative to pursue diversity partnerships,
an important step to advance the insurance industry. She is an outstanding role model for other
young insurance professionals, as well as the broader minority-owned business marketplace."
Ms. Waller joined Willis in March 2013 and has held a variety of leadership roles throughout her
22-year career in the industry. She most recently served as Chief Operating Officer at Aon Cornerstone,
a unit of Aon Corporation. In 2011, Ms. Waller was named to the following lists: Diversity
Journal's "Women to watch," Diversity MBA Magazine's "Top 100 under 50" and Chicago United's "Business Leaders
of Color." She currently serves as a board member for the Chicago Sinfonietta.
Ms. Waller is profiled in the December 2 issue of Business Insurance and will be recognized at
an awards luncheon in New York City on December 3. Business Insurance is a leading industry
news magazine and web site reporting on commercial insurance, risk management and employee benefits weekly in
print and daily online.
Willis Group Holdings plc is a leading global risk advisor, insurance and reinsurance broker. With roots dating
to 1828, Willis operates today on every continent with more than 17,500 employees in over 400
offices. Willis offers its clients superior expertise, teamwork, innovation and market-leading products and professional services in
risk management and transfer. Our experts rank among the world’s leading authorities on analytics, modelling and
mitigation strategies at the intersection of global commerce and extreme events. Find more information at our
website, www.willis.com, our leadership journal, Resilience, or our up-to-the-minute blog on breaking
news, WillisWire. Across geographies, industries and specialisms, Willis provides its local and multinational clients
with resilience for a risky world.
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