Meet Our Public Sector Specialists

To provide more insight into the Public Sector thought leaders, we've provided several brief profiles below.

Scott R. Baldwin

Managing Director, Public Sector Benefits & HR Consulting

North America

Scott focuses on helping public entities and schools balance their total benefits packages with organizational goals and budget realities. He actively engages with industry stakeholders to help public sector organizations manage their complex challenges while aligning their compensation and benefits investments with the demands of a changing environment.

Bruce Lawson

Managing Director,, Broad-Based Compensation Consulting, Public Sector & Higher Education Benefits & HR Consulting

North America

Bruce focuses on helping public and private employers strengthen their organization with sustainable solutions.  He directs classification and compensation studies covering job evaluation and compensation, organization analysis, personnel systems and policy development. 

Mary Beth Seger

Area Vice President, Public Entity & Scholastic Group , Public Sector Benefits & HR Consulting

Mary Beth has over 25 years of experience in employee benefits. In her work with public entities, she focuses on creating and strengthening the link between their benefit and organizational strategies. Mary Beth helps guide objective setting, plan design, and benefit program administration and funding, and contributes other areas of expertise.

Ed O'Malley

Practice Leader, Mid-Atlantic Region, Public Sector Benefits & HR Consulting

North America

Ed has dedicated 30-plus years to employee benefits and risk management, and currently focuses on governmental, healthcare and technology organizations. As a Public Sector National Senior Leadership team member, he works closely with his own teams to create sustainable risk management, benefits and compensation programs through strategic investments in employee health, employee engagement and proactive solutions.

Don Heilman

Area Senior VP & Senior Benefits Consultant , Public Sector Benefits & HR Consulting

North America

Don has devoted most of his 25-plus years in the benefits industry to working with large governmental entities. His broad experience in designing, financing, and implementing comprehensive health and welfare benefit programs helps clients balance financial realities with employee expectations. Don specializes in self-funding, paid time off and disability design, and retiree health, consumerism and wellness.  

Dorothy Gjerdrum

Senior Managing Director, Enterprise Risk Management Insurance & Risk Management

North America

Dorothy has over 25 years of public sector experience and leads Gallagher’s Public Sector Practice nationwide. She specializes in public entities and K-12 risk management solutions and insurance pool operations. Since 2008, she has been the Chair of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group to ISO 31000 and is currently co-creating education and training materials on implementing ERM in the public sector for PRIMA and URMIA using ISO 31000

Dave Marcus

Area Chairman Insurance & Risk Management

North America

Dave is Area Chairman in Gallagher’s National Public Sector Practice and has over 30 years of insurance expertise working with large public sector and educational clients. He specializes in developing alternative risk programs, commercial risks and CAT windstorm property risks – and has extensive involvement in dealing with FEMA on clients’ assistance issues. 

Nancy Sylvester

Managing Director Insurance & Risk Management

North America

Nancy is a Managing Director of Gallagher’s Public Sector practice. She’s built her career in public risk management - first as a practitioner then as a Director of Risk Management for a national public entity insurance carrier.

John Chino

Area Senior Vice President Insurance & Risk Management

North America

John has specialized in risk management program development, self-insurance and owner controlled insurance programs (OCIP). He's developed nearly 20 self-insurance pools for public entities and has over 30 years insurance industry experience working with public sector and scholastic entities.

Shelley Levine

Area Executive Vice President Insurance & Risk Management

North America

Shelley is a Managing Director within Gallagher’s Public Sector practice working primarily with public sector and scholastic entities. She specializes in program design, self-insurance administration and consulting and has over 30 years of insurance expertise and based in New York City.