KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockton, the world's largest privately held independent insurance broker, has selected Peter Caine as the new Chief Operating Officer (COO) of its St. Louis operation. Caine succeeds Bob Reiff, who was recently named President of Lockton Benefit Group.
In his new role, Caine is responsible for risk management and employee benefits operations, serving more than 820 clients with a team of 230 Associates. Lockton's St. Louis operation opened in 1984 and now includes teams in Memphis and Nashville as well.
"Peter is an experienced and innovative leader skilled in building stellar teams, achieving significant revenue growth and developing solid business relationships," said Kevin McDaniel, President-Chief Executive Officer of Lockton's St. Louis operation. "We are thrilled to welcome Peter to the Lockton family of Associates and Producers and know he'll be a tremendous asset to our St. Louis office."
Caine joins Lockton after 14 years at global insurance broker Aon Risk Services. As Chief Operating Officer of the Northeast Region and Resident Managing Director, New England, he was responsible for the overall delivery of client services for risk management and health and benefits capabilities, and overall management of Aon's New England offices in Boston and Providence. As COO, he also provided operational support to offices across the region.
"Our St. Louis operation has experienced incredible success over the last few years because of strong, effective leadership focused on supporting our clients and Associates," said John Lumelleau, President and CEO of Lockton, Inc. "With critical experience managing operations across a large region, Peter is the ideal candidate to keep that momentum going, ensuring our continued growth and success."
In addition to his experience at Aon, Caine also worked in management, employee benefits and sales for a variety of companies, including Textron Inc., Cookson America and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. He has a bachelor's degree from Rhode Island College. He also successfully completed the Textron Executive Development Program at the American Graduate School of International Management at Thunderbird, as well as the Aon Catalyst Americas Leadership Development Program.
Caine will operate from Lockton's St. Louis office at Three CityPlace Drive, Suite 900, St. Louis, MO. He may be reached by phone at 314-432-0500 or by email at [email protected].
More than 5,300 professionals at Lockton provide 41,000 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. Independent researcher Greenwich Associates has awarded Lockton its Service Excellence Award for risk management for large companies. For six 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, or the Lockton HR Technology Blog.