Re/insurance broker Lockton has expanded its Midwest operations in the U.S with the addition of a new office in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The company said that the office would enhance the risk management, employee benefits and retirement services strategies of local, regional and national organisations.
As part of the launch, Lockton has hired five new industry experts, including Michael Brodzinski, who will lead the development and expansion of the office as strategic risk consultant. He brings 15 years of consultative risk management and senior leadership experience at global brokers and carriers.
Mark Weber has been appointed to consult with Lockton clients to help them achieve their human capital goals. He has spent almost 15 years developing total rewards and employee benefits programs at national and global brokers.
Rich McElhaney also joins with 27 years of experience as a risk manager and loss control consultant, and will enhance the employee safety programs of Lockton clients.
Additionally, Tony DeRiggi will advise Lockton clients on complex risk solutions, using his experience at a large power equipment company and as a consultant at a global broker supporting high-risk businesses.
Finally, Taylor Troiano will partner with Lockton clients to mitigate risk and navigate the complicated healthcare environment. He is a seasoned risk management professional with experience helping clients across a variety of industries.
“We have been looking to join the Pittsburgh community for some time, but we wanted to make sure we had a strong leader and industry experts to lead the charge,” said Kevin McDaniel, president of expansion for Lockton Midwest.
“Mike is the right person to lead our expansion into this market,” he continued. “He, along with Mark, Rich, Tony and Taylor will help us build a strong team in Pittsburgh to deliver on Lockton’s client-focused service model.”
“We are looking to hire associates for our Pittsburgh office who want to work in an entrepreneurial environment and have a strong client service track record,” added Tom Schaffler, CEO of Lockton Midwest.
“We look forward to becoming a part of the Pittsburgh community and serving Lockton’s three constituents – clients, associates and the community – for many years to come.”