PHILADELPHIA, July 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Jeffrey A. Sumner has joined Lockton's employee benefit team as a Senior Vice President and client advisor in the company's Philadelphia operation. Sumner is a veteran employee benefits consultant, working with companies to help them attract and retain employees through attractive benefits programs. Lockton is the world's largest privately held independent insurance broker.
"Jeff has demonstrated that he takes a strategic approach to advising clients on employee benefits," said Chris Keith, President of Lockton's Philadelphia office. "Our clients will benefit from his insights, his leadership, and his understanding of the link between their employee benefits investment and business performance. We are excited to add such a seasoned industry veteran to our organization. It is a real testament to the unprecedented growth we are achieving in the Philadelphia marketplace."
Sumner will work with Lockton clients on employee benefits programs, compensation strategies, retirement plans, and compliance issues. He will focus on business development and leading client teams.
Prior to joining Lockton, Sumner was a Vice President with Tompkins Insurance, a broker in Philadelphia, advising clients on employee benefits issues. He began his career as a consultant with Unum, an insurance carrier. He is a graduate of Ursinus College in Philadelphia. Sumner is involved with several community groups including the Fox Chase Cancer Center Board of Associates and the Philadelphia Zoo Chairman's Corporate Council.
You can reach Jeffrey Sumner at Lockton's office at 751 Arbor Way in Blue Bell, PA or at 215-583-9200.
About Lockton More than 6,000 professionals at Lockton provide 50,000 clients around the world with risk management, insurance, employee benefits consulting, and retirement 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 9th largest overall. For seven consecutive years, Business Insurance magazine has recognized Lockton as a "Best Place to Work in Insurance." To see the latest benefits compliance insights from Lockton's experts, check Lockton's health reform blog.