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Willis Towers Watson appoints Mike Liss to lead Corporate Risk and Broking in North America

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 18, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ:WLTW), a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company, today announced the appointment of Mike Liss as head of its Corporate Risk and Broking (CRB) business in North America, effective immediately. Liss will be responsible for business growth and strategy, and consolidating Willis Towers Watson’s leading position in the U.S. mid-market while expanding its offering to multinationals. He will report to Joe Gunn, head of North America and Todd Jones, global head of CRB.

“Mike has exceptional credentials to lead our CRB segment in North America, and his appointment is well deserved,” said Jones. “Mike’s leadership approach centers on what works best for the team, and his experience and inclusive style will enable us to focus on building connected teams that go to market in a simple and efficient way.”

Liss has over 20 years’ experience as a broker. He joined Willis Towers Watson in May 2006 and most recently served as the company’s Midwest leader. He will retain these responsibilities until a successor is named. Before joining Willis Towers Watson, Liss spent two years with Wachovia, leading their Atlanta operations, and nearly nine years as a producer and brokerage leader with J&H Marsh. Prior to this, Mike spent 10 years at Kemper, AIG and Hartford in a variety of large account casualty underwriting and leadership roles.

“We are well positioned in North America thanks to our uniquely integrated approach to serving clients, industry-leading risk models and capabilities, broad international network and strong talent,” said Liss. “I’m looking forward to building on the combined global intellect of our company to deliver the best solutions for our clients.”

About Willis Towers Watson

Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ:WLTW) is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 39,000 employees in more than 120 countries. We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas — the dynamic formula that drives business performance. Together, we unlock potential. Learn more at willistowerswatson.com.

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Source:Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company