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Jeffrey Smith Joins Lockton as Healthcare Leader in Southeast U.S.

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Experienced executive will expand Lockton's healthcare service suite for new and existing clients

ATLANTA, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockton has expanded its healthcare risk management practice with the addition of Jeffrey Smith as Senior Vice President, Healthcare Leader based in Lockton's Atlanta office. Lockton is the world's largest privately held, independent insurance broker.

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"We are thrilled to welcome Jeffrey to the Lockton family," said Jason Richardson, Chief Operating Officer–Southeast for Lockton Companies. "He adds experience, passion and leadership to an existing healthcare client service team and has the vision to take it to new heights. Jeffrey's ability to strategically consult and lead companies through the complexities they now face in the industry is stellar."

In his role, Smith will focus on expanding and driving the delivery of Lockton's healthcare service suite to existing customers as well as new clients across the country. He will work with a wide array of healthcare providers including hospitals and physician groups. In addition, he will assist eldercare providers in the assisted living, skilled nursing, home health, and related segments on risk management issues including hospital professional liability and medical professional liability insurance.

"I'm very excited to join Lockton and look forward to utilizing the industry's finest client service team to help risk managers and finance executives navigate this challenging risk landscape and help providers remain competitive as market changes unfold," said Smith. "Today's healthcare providers face a dynamic risk environment across the entire continuum of care. The Patient Protection and Affordability Care Act not only impacts existing risks facing providers, but offers risk managers unique opportunities to quantify and address new, evolving exposures."

Smith comes to Lockton from McGriff, Seibels & Williams. He was previously with Beecher Carlson for seven years and spent nearly two decades at Aon. He has proven expertise in providing for the property and casualty insurance needs of healthcare providers and has significant experience in risk finance programs for complex casualty risks across multiple industries.

He is a graduate of the University of Georgia's Terry College of Business with a BBA in Risk Management and Finance.

Lockton's Southeast Series offices include Atlanta, GA, Miramar, FL. and Charlotte, NC.  Smith works in Lockton's Atlanta office at 3280 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 250, Atlanta, Ga., 30305. He may be reached via email at jsmith@lockton.com or by phone at (404) 460-0708.

About Lockton
More than 5,000 professionals at Lockton provide 35,000 clients around the world with risk management, insurance, and employee benefits consulting services that improve their businesses. From its founding in 1966 in Kansas City, Missouri, Lockton has attracted entrepreneurial professionals who have driven its growth to become the largest privately held, independent insurance broker in the world and 9th largest overall. Independent researcher Greenwich Associates has awarded Lockton its Service Excellence Award for risk management for large companies. For five 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 Lockton Market Update

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