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Willis Towers Watson promotes, hires broking executives

Posted On: Jul. 11, 2017 2:25 PM CST

Willis Towers Watson P.L.C. said Tuesday that it has made leadership changes in its North America corporate risk and broking business, recruiting several executives from rival firms. 

Mark Rusas has been named Northeast region leader for the unit and will be responsible for operations in New England, metro New York and Buffalo, Willis Towers Watson said in a statement. He will continue to lead the mergers and acquisitions practice for the business. He is based in New York and reports to Mike Liss, head of corporate risk and broking, North America.

Mr. Rusas replaces Paul Collins, who left Willis Towers Watson to join rival Hub International Ltd. earlier this year.

The brokerage also recruited several brokers to fill newly created positions.

Will Eustace has been appointed the business’ head casualty coverage officer. Mr. Eustace joined Willis Towers Watson from Marsh USA Inc. where he was legal and policy forms adviser. He is based in New York and reports to Joe Peiser, head of broking, North America.

Jim Dorion has been appointed head of liability claim consulting and carrier relations, part of the company’s risk control and claim advocacy business. He also joined Willis Towers Watson from Marsh USA, where he was the global practice leader for complex liability consulting and chief claim officer for casualty and specialty lines. He is based in New York and reports to Marc Hindman, head of risk control and claim advocacy, North America.

Henry Daar has been appointed head of national property claims, part of the company’s risk control and claim advocacy business. Mr. Daar joined Willis Towers Watson from Aon P.L.C., where he was executive vice president of property claims. He is based in Chicago and reports to Marc Hindman.