PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockton, the world's largest privately held insurance broker, has added three experts in risk management for hospitals and healthcare organizations to its Philadelphia office. This is part of Lockton's strategy to expand its healthcare risk management services.
Michael B. Farley has joined Lockton as Vice President-Quantitative Analysis. Farley is an expert in loss forecasting and risk retention analysis for healthcare clients. He holds a master's degree in economics from Temple University and a bachelor's degree from LaSalle University. He has more than 18 years in the insurance industry having previously held positions with Aon and Alexander & Alexander.
Colleen M. Hart has been appointed an Account Executive for the Lockton healthcare team in Philadelphia. She has more than 25 years in the insurance industry, 20 of those years exclusively in the healthcare industry having previously held a position with Aon and Alexander & Alexander. She is a graduate of the University of Phoenix.
Courtney V. Mrusko has joined Lockton as an Account Executive in the Philadelphia healthcare team. Mrusko has been a broker with Aon, a reinsurance analyst with UnitedAmerica Insurance Company and an underwriting assistant with Aetna. She is a Temple University graduate with a double major in risk management and insurance as well as legal studies.
"Our healthcare practice is an important area of growth for our business, and we are pleased to add these new Lockton Associates to serve clients," said Tim Ryan, Chief Operating Officer of Lockton's Northeast operations. "We expect to expand with additional team members in the coming months."
Lockton's healthcare team serves hospitals, healthcare systems, physician groups, managed care organizations, long-term care companies, and other healthcare organizations throughout the U.S. Lockton provides risk management, patient safety, insurance program development, risk financing, employee benefits consulting, and other advisory services.
Lockton opened its Philadelphia office in August. Lockton Northeast now has offices in New York, Hartford, and Philadelphia, providing corporate clients with advisory services in risk management and employee benefits. Crain's New York Business named Lockton one of its Best Places to Work in NYC in 2008 and 2010.
Lockton's Philadelphia office is currently at 500 Office Center Drive, Suite 400 in Fort Washington, PA 19034-3234. The phone number is 610-397-0158. The firm expects to move into its permanent location in the next few months.
More than 4,100 professionals at Lockton provide more than 15,000 clients around the world with insurance, benefits, and risk management services, offering an uncommon level of client service. From its founding in 1966 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA, Lockton has grown to become the largest privately held insurance broker in the world and 9th largest overall. Independent researcher Greenwich Associates awarded Lockton its 2011 Service Excellence Award for risk management for large companies. For three consecutive years, Business Insurance magazine has recognized Lockton as a "Best Place to Work in Insurance."