NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Marsh, a global leader in insurance broking and innovative risk management solutions, today announced that David Eslick, chairman and CEO of its subsidiary Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC (MMA), was elected as the 2018 Chairman of The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers (The Council).
Founded in 1913, The Council is the premier association for the top regional, national, and international commercial insurance and employee benefits intermediaries worldwide. Mr. Eslick was elected during The Council’s 104th annual Insurance Leadership Forum succeeding Robert L. Cohen, chairman and CEO of The IMA Financial Group, Inc.
Mr. Eslick joined Marsh in 2009 to establish and build MMA as a business unit dedicated to serving the property/casualty and employee benefit needs of the middle market. Over the last eight years, MMA has acquired more than 60 best-in-class agencies across the US and generates annualized revenue exceeding $1 billion.
“Under Dave’s leadership, we have built MMA into the premier national platform to serve the insurance needs of midsize US businesses,” said John Doyle, president and CEO of Marsh. “As a highly accomplished and talented executive with a strong track record of building and leading successful agencies, Dave is the ideal candidate to lead The Council forward.”
As 2018 Chairman, Mr. Eslick will lead a team of officers including Vice Chairman Martin P. Hughes, chairman and CEO, Hub International; Treasurer David O. Becker, president and CEO, Cottingham & Butler, Inc.; and Secretary Nancy Mellard, executive vice president and general counsel at CBIZ, to promote the interests of member firms and the role they play in the mitigation of risk for their clients.
“Dave has built a reputation in our industry as a visionary and a trusted partner who empowers others, and leads by example,” said Ken A. Crerar, president and CEO of The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers. “We look forward to his leadership on behalf of our organization.”
A global leader in insurance broking and innovative risk management solutions, Marsh’s 30,000 colleagues advise individual and commercial clients of all sizes in over 130 countries. Marsh is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), the leading global professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people. With annual revenue over US$13 billion and more than 60,000 colleagues worldwide, MMC helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment through four market-leading firms. In addition to Marsh, MMC is the parent company of Guy Carpenter, Mercer, and Oliver Wyman. Follow Marsh on Twitter @MarshGlobal; LinkedIn; Facebook; and YouTube, or subscribe to BRINK.