New York
15 June 2011
Reporter: Steven Lafferty
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Willis appoints Connolly executive risks practice leader


Willis North America has appointed John A. Connolly as executive risks practice leader. Since 2009, Connolly has been the co-leader of the practice with Steve Pincus, who will continue to manage Willis' substantial Executive Risks operations in New York.

Connolly will be responsible for leading the Practice and driving business development in North America. He will collaborate with Willis' global executive risks practice, FINEX, to deliver innovative solutions to North American clients. He will also work closely with the insurance carrier community to secure industry leading insurance coverage. Connolly will report to Eric Joost, Chief Executive of Willis North America Specialties.

Commenting on this appointment, Joost said, "John has an outstanding reputation in the executive risk space and a keen eye for innovation. In the rapidly evolving landscape of executive risk, Willis has established itself as an industry leader under John's guidance and I'm confident we will continue to build on our success."

Philadelphia-based Connolly joined Willis in 2007, and has over 25 years of experience in the insurance industry. As D&O and Professional Liability expert, Connolly has served as both a broker and an underwriter in London and the United States.

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