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Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Announces Leadership Promotions in Employee Benefits Consulting and Brokerage

ITASCA, Ill., Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE: AJG) today announced two leadership promotions in its employee benefit division.

Mr. James W. Durkin, Jr., currently President of Gallagher's employee benefits division, will assume the newly created position of Chairman of Gallagher's employee benefit division. In this role, Jim will focus his time developing the next generation of leadership at the company and supporting the division's continued business momentum priorities.

Reporting to Jim as President will be Mr. William F. Ziebell. Bill is currently a regional leader in the benefits division and will assume Jim's day-to-day management for the employee benefit consulting and brokerage business across the United States and internationally.

"We are proud to recognize Jim and Bill's contributions to Gallagher's success. Jim has served as our global benefits business leader since 1985, and Bill has led a benefits region since 2004.  Both embody our unique culture and have made a significant impact on our company from advising and serving our clients to expanding our business footprint in the employee benefits arena around the globe," said J. Patrick Gallagher, Jr., Chairman, President and CEO of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. "By promoting these two outstanding leaders, we are well-positioned for exceeding client expectations and maximizing opportunities that will continue to fuel our growth."

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE: AJG), an international insurance brokerage and risk management services firm, is headquartered in Itasca, Illinois, has operations in 33 countries and offers client-service capabilities in more than 150 countries around the world through a network of correspondent brokers and consultants.


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