ATLANTA, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockton announced the addition of veteran employee benefits expert Rick Elliott as a Producer in the Southeast U.S. Lockton is the world's largest privately held insurance broker.
Elliott brings more than 32 years of experience in the employee benefits, insurance, and healthcare industries, having held leadership roles with both insurance carriers and insurance brokers, serving as both a producer and consultant. Most recently, he has been CEO of UnitedHealthcare of Georgia, a role he held since 2008. Previously, he led the employee benefits practice for Willis, a publicly-held broker. Elliott has experience working with a wide range of businesses, mid-sized organizations, as well as Fortune 500 companies.
"Rick has great passion and enthusiasm for finding ways to provide creative and custom solutions for employee benefits clients," said Jason Richardson, Chief Operating Officer of Lockton's Southeast operations. "We are thrilled he is bringing that passion and expertise to Lockton's clients."
In addition, Elliott has been a keynote speaker at the National Health & Welfare Plan Management Conference and was the featured speaker on global healthcare at the IBIS Conference in Paris, France. He holds a bachelor of science in business administration from the University of Richmond (Virginia) where he also played basketball.
"We are excited about the opportunity Rick brings to expand our employee benefits offerings," said Doug Hutcherson, President of Lockton's Southeast operations. "He is a thought leader who will offer clients innovative and tailored solutions."
Rick Elliott will operate from Lockton's Atlanta office at 3280 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 250, Atlanta, GA 30305. He can be reached by phone at (404) 460-3604 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
More than 4,950 professionals at Lockton provide 35,000 clients around the world with risk management, insurance, and employee benefits consulting services that improve their businesses. From its founding in 1966 in Kansas City, Missouri, Lockton has attracted entrepreneurial professionals who have driven its growth to become the largest privately held insurance broker in the world and 9th largest overall. Independent researcher Greenwich Associates has awarded Lockton its Service Excellence Award for risk management for large companies. For four consecutive years, Business Insurance has recognized Lockton as a "Best Place to Work in Insurance." To see the latest insights from Lockton's experts, check Lockton Market Update and Lockton Health Reform and Compliance blog.