ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill., May 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE: AJG) today announced that Christopher E. Mead has joined the company as its new Chief Marketing Officer. In this role, Mead will be responsible for leading the company's global marketing and communications efforts, reporting directly to Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer J. Patrick Gallagher, Jr.
"Our company has undergone tremendous growth in recent years, doubling in size over the last six years," said Gallagher. "Chris's extensive global marketing leadership expertise and skill set will be tremendous assets as we continue to expand our global footprint and deliver additional solutions and services for our clients' evolving business needs. We are very excited to welcome him to our senior leadership team."
Mead comes to Gallagher from the CME Group, the world's largest futures exchange. As CME's Managing Director - Marketing, he helped shape the company's global strategic direction and was responsible for the development of global marketing strategies, planning and implementation activities.
Prior to that, he served as Vice President of Corporate Marketing, Advertising and Business Communications for Chicago-based CNA Financial Group, an insurance holding company.
In addition, Mead has held various marketing leadership positions within marketing/advertising agencies serving clients in the sports entertainment, restaurant, retail and healthcare industries. He earned his MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management in Evanston, Illinois, and is a graduate of Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire.
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., an international insurance brokerage and risk management services firm, is headquartered in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, with operations in 33 countries and client service capabilities in more than 150 countries around the world through a network of correspondent brokers and consultants.
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