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ITASCA, Ill., Oct 20, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- The Board of Directors of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE: AJG) announced today that it has elected Kay W. McCurdy to serve on the company's Board of Directors.
Ms. McCurdy began her career in 1975 as an attorney at Lord, Bissell & Brook in Chicago, Illinois. In 1983, she was elected partner and currently also serves on their Executive Committee. She has over thirty years experience in their firm's general corporate, finance and mergers and acquisition areas. She earned her Bachelor of Administration Summa Cum Laude from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois and her Juris Doctor degree from University of Chicago Law School. In 2004, Ms. McCurdy received the Leading Lawyer in Banking Law honor from Leading Lawyers Network and in 2005 was selected as an Illinois Super Lawyer in Corporate Finance.
Ms. McCurdy currently serves as a Director of Trek Bicycle Corporation in Waterloo, Wisconsin and a Director of The WBEZ Alliance, Inc., Chicago's public radio station. She is also a Trustee of The Trinity Foundation in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and a Trustee as well as a member of the Finance and Property and Academic Planning Committees of Bradley University.
Mr. J. Patrick Gallagher, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "Kay is an outstanding executive with a distinguished track record of corporate and legal experience, and we are pleased to add an individual with her leadership qualities to our Board of Directors. We welcome Kay to our Board and are looking forward to a long and rewarding relationship."
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., an international insurance brokerage and risk management services firm, is headquartered in Itasca, Illinois, has operations in seven countries and does business in more than 110 countries around the world through a network of correspondent brokers and consultants. Gallagher is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AJG.
SOURCE Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
Marsha J. Akin, Investor Relations of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., +1-630-773-3800