Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Hires Chief Marketing & Communications Officer

May 12, 2014, 11:04 ET from Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

ITASCA, Ill., May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE: AJG) today announced that Richard Tallo has joined the company as its new Chief Marketing & Communications Officer. In this new role, he will lead Gallagher's global marketing and communications efforts, and will report directly to J. Patrick Gallagher, Jr., its Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Tallo brings to this position 13 years of leadership experience in insurance marketing and communications. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President, Marketing & Communications for the ACE Group of Companies in New York, where he was responsible for all internal and external communications and marketing for its North America businesses. Prior to joining ACE, he worked for American International Group in New York—first as Senior Marketing Manager, then as Director, Marketing and Communications for its American Home Assurance Company subsidiary. He holds both graduate and undergraduate degrees from the University of Connecticut.

"I am thrilled to welcome Rich to our team," said J. Patrick Gallagher, Jr., Chairman, President and CEO. "His strong marketing and communications background, solid leadership experience and extensive knowledge of the insurance industry will greatly assist us as we position our company for future growth."

"Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. has built a very strong and well-perceived brand in the insurance industry," said Mr. Tallo. "I am excited to be joining Gallagher in this capacity as the company continues its expansion across North America and around the globe."

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., an international insurance brokerage and risk management services firm, is headquartered in Itasca, Illinois, has operations in 25 countries and offers client-service capabilities in more than 140 countries around the world through a network of correspondent brokers and consultants.

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