Lockton Expands Financial Services Team With Hiring of Michael Born

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockton, the world's largest privately held insurance broker, has recently expanded its global financial services team with the hiring of Michael Born in Kansas City. Born joins the company as Vice President providing expertise in the areas of data security, privacy liability, media and specialty errors and omissions insurance. He will be a dedicated resource to Lockton Kansas City clients and Associates. Born is also a member of Lockton's Global Technology and Privacy Practice.

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With 20 years of experience in the professional liability insurance industry, Born most recently held the position of Senior Vice President and Manager of Underwriting at ThinkRisk Underwriting Agency, LLC. Prior to his tenure at ThinkRisk, he held key positions with Axis Pro Insurance, Media Professional, Zurich American, and American Family Insurance. Before entering the public sector, Born spent five years in private legal practice focusing on insurance related matters.

"Michael Born brings an in-depth knowledge of some of the most challenging issues facing professionals in the professional liability insurance industry," said Jed Shea, Senior Vice President and Team Leader for Lockton. "We are enthusiastic to have him on our team and look forward to the leadership he will provide in both our Kansas City practice and with our Global Technology and Privacy Practice."

"Michael brings invaluable legal and underwriting knowledge and experience to our clients as a senior member of our Global Technology and Privacy Practice," said Ben Beeson, leader of the practice in London. "This is a complicated and challenging risk environment, driven by technology, changing business models, legislation, and regulation."

Born is a graduate of Boston University School of Law, where he earned his J.D., and Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas where he earned a B.A. Cum Laude, in philosophy and political science.

Born is based in the Kansas City offices of Lockton at 444 W. 47th Street in Kansas City, MO. His e-mail is mborn@lockton.com and phone is 816 960 9975.

About Lockton
More than 4,450 professionals at Lockton provide more than 15,000 clients around the world with insurance, benefits, and risk management services, offering an uncommon level of client service. From its founding in 1966 in Kansas City, Missouri, Lockton has grown to become the largest privately held insurance broker in the world and 9th largest overall. Independent researcher Greenwich Associates awarded Lockton its 2011 Service Excellence Award for risk management for large companies. For four consecutive years, Business Insurance has recognized Lockton as a "Best Place to Work in Insurance." To see the latest insights from Lockton's experts, check out the Lockton Market Update.

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