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WTW strengthens broker relations team with three senior appointments in North America

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ARLINGTON, May 2, 2022 — WTW (Willis Towers Watson, Nasdaq: WTW), a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company, today announced three major appointments: Joe LaRocco has been appointed Head of Industry – Broking, North America, to lead the recently established industry broking segment; Krista Cinotti has been appointed Head of Middle Market Broking, North America; and James O’Connor has been appointed Head of Carrier Management, North America.

Krista is respected internally and externally as an innovative, collaborative, and results-driven leader who will deliver premier broking solutions and a modernized broking experience for our clients in the middle market and select segments.”
Jon Drummond | Head of Broking, North America, WTW

Prior to her appointment as Head of Middle Market Broking, North America, Cinotti ran the Middle Market Broking East Region. In addition to her responsibilities in Middle Market, Krista will oversee the Select Broking segment, which manages WTW’s small business offerings, and will retain her North America Steering Committee position on the Broking Platform. Drummond commented, “Krista is respected internally and externally as an innovative, collaborative, and results-driven leader who will deliver premier broking solutions and a modernized broking experience for our clients in the middle market and select segments.” 

LaRocco’s newly created position continues the drive to deliver specialized insurance solutions and intellectual capital to clients with a laser focus on industry expertise. In O’Connor’s new role, he will lead the Corporate Risk & Broking North American segment, focusing on expanding insurer distribution channels, creating client-centric insurance solutions, and overseeing corporate relationships with global insurers. 

Joe is an exceptional leader at WTW, with deep experience assessing industry-specific characteristics that translate into bespoke insurance solutions for our global clients. Our vision is to recreate how brokers develop, aggregate and deliver intellectual capital to clients operating within unique industry verticals.”
Jon Drummond | Head of Broking, North America, WTW

Jon Drummond, Head of Broking for North America noted, “Joe is an exceptional leader at WTW, with deep experience assessing industry-specific characteristics that translate into bespoke insurance solutions for our global clients. Our vision is to recreate how brokers develop, aggregate and deliver intellectual capital to clients operating within unique industry verticals.” LaRocco will remain a member of the WTW Corporate Risk and Broking North America Leadership Team.

Based in Atlanta, O’Connor will provide leadership across our broking organization, and will be a member of WTW’s Corporate Risk and Broking North America Leadership Team. “O’Connor is distinguished throughout the industry for his ability to successfully drive and execute change. In this role, he will help WTW achieve its goals of growing, simplifying and transforming the business,” said Mike Liss, Head of Corporate Risk and Broking, North America.

O’Connor is distinguished throughout the industry for his ability to successfully drive and execute change. In this role, he will help WTW achieve its goals of growing, simplifying and transforming the business,”
Mike Liss | Head of Corporate Risk and Broking, North America, WTW

Jon Drummond noted, “Jim is a proven leader with the vision, drive, and energy to propel our team forward. We look forward to the innovative insurance solutions he will develop for our client base.” O’Connor rejoins WTW from Dual Group, a division of Howden, where he most recently served as Chief Executive Officer of North America.

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