Faced with the need to attract and retain a competitive workforce and maintain or decrease overall operating costs, employers are looking for meaningful data to guide their benefit decisions. The Best-in-Class Benchmarking Analysis produced by Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (Gallagher) looks at how high-performing organizations are addressing these two competing priorities.
On Feb. 1, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. announced a leadership transition in its U.S. Wholesale Brokerage Business.
After an impressive career, Chairman of Risk Placement Services, Inc. (RPS) David E. (Dave) McGurn, Jr. has decided to step away from his daily responsibilities. He will be taking on a new role with Gallagher as a special advisor, providing strategic guidance to the company's growing wholesale and retail operations.
In his place, Joel D. Cavaness, current President of RPS, will join the Gallagher Executive Management Committee reporting directly to J. Patrick (Pat) Gallagher, Jr., Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Cavaness will continue to provide day-to-day leadership for the business unit.
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