Harrington to Lead Lockton's Employee Benefits Private Equity and Corporate Acquisition Practice

Experienced insurance executive will oversee department, growth

Feb 24, 2016, 13:56 ET from Lockton

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockton continues to grow, adding Associates and offices worldwide. Most recently, Lockton Benefit Group just expanded its Private Equity and Corporate Acquisition Practice (PECAP®) with the addition of Donald G. Harrington, Senior Vice President and director of the practice. Lockton is the largest privately held independent insurance broker in the world.

An Associate of Lockton Benefit Group, Harrington is based in New York but has responsibility to integrate the company's private equity transactional services and human capital management of Lockton's clients' businesses across the US.  Bob Reiff, President of Lockton Benefit Group said, "Don's background and technical skills are what we needed to lead us into this new chapter."  

Ross Reda, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Lockton Benefit Group said, "Don brings to Lockton a wealth of experience and 15+ years of success in the industry. Furthermore, his legal background and ability to quantify risk will make him a valuable addition. Our clients will benefit from his knowledge as we launch our capabilities in a new trajectory."

Harrington's responsibilities include overseeing the management and operations of the company's employee benefits PECAP business. Harrington will work closely with Henry Jennings, who oversees PECAP's property casualty practice, to ensure Lockton's due diligence services remain seamless between property casualty and employee benefits. 

Before joining Lockton, Harrington was Senior Vice President in Willis' Global Mergers and Acquisition Group. Other industry experience includes time as Senior Vice President at Aon Consulting.

He received a BA in history and math from Fordham University. He completed his Juris Doctorate at the New England Law School.

Harrington will operate from Lockton's New York office at 1185 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 2010, New York, NY 10036. He may be reached by phone at
917-351-2527 or by email at DHarrington@Lockton.com.

About Lockton

More than 5,600 professionals at Lockton provide 48,000 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, independent insurance broker in the world and 10th largest overall. For seven consecutive years, Business Insurance has recognized Lockton as a "Best Place to Work in Insurance." To see the latest insights from Lockton's employee benefits experts, check the Lockton Health Reform Blog, the Lockton Health Risk Solutions Blog, the Lockton Benefits Communications Blog or the Lockton HR Technology Blog.

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