Willis Programs strengthens senior team with appointment of Stacy D. Brown

ARLINGTON, Va., May 11, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Willis Towers Watson, (NASDAQ:WLTW) a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company, has announced the appointment of Stacy D. Brown as president and CEO of Willis Programs, the firm’s program administration business.

Willis Programs provides skilled underwriting, claims management and loss control services across 36 niche markets, reaching over 4,000 independent agents and brokers across the United States.

Reporting to Tom Coughlin, National Partner, Willis Towers Watson, Mr. Brown will be based in Denver, CO and focused on expanding the business’ portfolio of insurance programs to respond to the evolving marketplace.

Mr. Brown brings over 28 years of experience in the insurance and environmental consulting industry to this role. He joined Freberg Environmental Insurance, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Willis Towers Watson, in 1998 and has served as President and Managing Partner for the past 7 years. He will continue to hold this position for the near future. Mr. Brown assumes the role previously held by David Hampson, who retired earlier this year.

Commenting on the appointment, Tom Coughlin said, “We are thrilled to have Stacy lead our Program business and build on the success we have established in the marketplace. He brings tremendous credibility and deep industry experience to this role.”

Mr. Brown added, “We are committed to serving our client’s unique insurance needs and I see many opportunities to grow and develop new programs in a dynamic marketplace. I look forward to building on the legacy and brand of our insurance solutions, including our portfolio of highly successful “Guard” programs including MountainGuard, LawyerGuard and DroneGuard, while we continue to evolve other unique offerings including the Smith, Bell & Thompson and Freberg Environmental programs.”

About Willis Programs

Willis Programs, a unit of Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ:WLTW) has been a leading provider of insurance programs since 1962. We provide underwriting, claims management, and loss control expertise in over 30 niche markets through a staff of over 200 experienced professionals with unparalleled understanding of the industries we serve. Headquartered in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, with branch offices in Burlington, Tampa, Detroit, Denver, Salt Lake City, and Hartford, Willis Programs is able to reach independent agents and brokers across the United States for program distribution. For more information visit http://www.willisprograms.com/

Media contact Colleen McCarthy: +1 212 915 8307 colleen.mccarthy@willistowerswatson.com

Source:Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company