Risk Strategies, a privately held US insurance broker and risk management firm, has appointed Chris Powers to lead its employee benefits practice for the eastern US.
Powers, who joined Risk Strategies in 2014, holds 25 years’ experience in the insurance space and previously oversaw the New England region of the firm’s employee benefits practice.
In this new role, Powers will help local and eastern US regional leaders grow their employee benefits business while maintaining overall client experience.
In the near term, the firm anticipates adding a new regional leader to oversee its employee benefit operations in the Greater New York area.
“Risk Strategies’ key to success is its people, their expertise and the firm’s resources,” said John Greenbaum, National Employee Benefits Practice Leader at Risk Strategies.
“Chris has done an outstanding job of blending organizations and creating processes that allow clients to benefit from seamless access to the tools, information and expertise they need.”
Commenting on his appointment, Powers said, “It’s an honor to be trusted with this position and its responsibilities so soon into my tenure with Risk Strategies.
“I’m excited to translate what I’ve learned about developing nimble, integrated and responsive client service to other operations in our practice.”