LOCKTON'S CHICAGO OFFICE NAMED “BEST PLACE TO WORK IN ILLINOIS”
Insurance broker also posts 19 percent growth for fiscal 2011
Chicago, Illinois - 20 June 2011 - Lockton Chicago has been named one of the "Best Places to Work" in Illinois for 2011 by The Daily Herald Business Ledger and the Human Resources Management Association of Chicago. The results for the annual survey are based solely on Associate responses. Lockton placed third in the category of large businesses with 250 employees or more.
Lockton Chicago's ranking increased four spots from the previous year. Casey Warnecke, Chief Operating Officer, credits the improvement to increased communication with Associates and changes made based upon suggestions. "We have very smart and creative people with great ideas, it would be foolish not to listen to them," said Warnecke.
Lockton Chicago experienced significant Associate and revenue growth in its recently completed April 30th fiscal year. "Our number of Associates in the office grew by 11 percent and revenue increased by 19 percent," said Tom Pluss, President of Lockton Chicago. This success has led the office to set goals for 2012 in order to sustain its growth. "In the next year, we target growing revenue another 15 percent with the addition of up to 10 Associates," added Pluss.
The Best Places employee survey not only helps determine goals, but also provides valuable feedback. "The results help educate us on things we are doing right and areas that are very important to our Associates. It gives an independent look and validation on areas that we need to put more effort into," added Warnecke.
Warnecke says Lockton Chicago is reaching new goals and doesn't plan to slow down. The office continues to attract talented professionals and deliver creative solutions to clients. Profiles of all winners named "Best Places to Work in Illinois" will be featured in the July 27 issue of the Daily Herald Business Ledger.
Lockton's Chicago office is located at Suite 600, 525 W. Monroe, Chicago, IL 60661 and may be reached at 1-312-669-6900.
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About Lockton Companies, LLC
More than 3,800 professionals at Lockton provide more than 15,000 clients around the world with insurance, benefits, surety and risk management services, offering an uncommon level of client service. From its founding in 1966 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA, Lockton has grown to become the 10th largest insurance broker in the world. You can learn more at www.lockton.com.
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