WASHINGTON, June 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Robert Connolly has been named Chairman of Lockton Northeast, succeeding Michael Calabrese who will serve as Vice Chairman of Lockton's Northeast operations. Connolly has been the President of Lockton's Washington, DC office since its founding in 2005. In his expanded leadership role, Connolly will oversee Lockton's Northeast offices in Washington, New York City, Boston, Hartford and Philadelphia. Lockton is the world's largest privately held, independent insurance broker.
"Bob's leadership abilities make him the perfect person to guide the Northeast series," said Calabrese. "His dedication to client service and Associates will help us continue to expand."
"Bob has earned the respect of clients and our Lockton Associates," said Glenn Spencer, President and CEO of Lockton, Inc. "His dedication to clients and Associates, along with his expertise as a risk management advisor, will help us continue our double digit growth in the region."
Before his career at Lockton, Connolly was a managing director at Marsh & McLennan. With more than 25 years of experience, Connolly is a leading expert in risk financing, professional liability, cyber, directors and officers liability, and mergers and acquisitions. He is a University of Maryland graduate.
Lockton has more than 250 Associates in its Northeast operations, providing a full array of risk management, employee benefits, and retirement services consulting to corporate clients. The business grew more than 11 percent in fiscal 2017.
Connolly will continue to be based in Lockton's Washington, DC office. The address is 1801 K Street NW, Suite 200 Washington, DC 20006. The phone number is (202) 414-2400.
Lockton is a global professional services firm with 6,500 Associates who advise clients on protecting their people, property and reputations. Lockton has grown to become the world's largest privately held, independent insurance broker by helping clients achieve their business objectives.
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