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Former Willis Towers Watson exec to lead new Lockton office


Lockton Cos. L.L.C. on Friday named Laura Walton senior vice president for its new Seattle office as part of the broker’s expansion into the Pacific Northwest.

Ms. Walton most recently worked as a senior vice president at Willis Towers Watson P.L.C., advising middle-market and complex clients. She will lead business development and client strategy for Lockton’s Seattle office effective Feb. 13, Lockton said in a statement.

Ms. Walton works with clients on risk management and commercial insurance in several industries, including food processing, financial services, aerospace/aviation, technology, manufacturing, hospitality, retail, and real estate, according to the statement.

“Laura Walton is a respected business adviser and client advocate,” said Tim Noonan, president of Lockton’s Pacific operations, in the statement. “She will help deliver real results for our clients and help to establish our business in Seattle.”