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Bob Reiff Named President of Lockton Benefit Group

Mike Brewer to retire as head of global employee benefits consulting team

(Kansas City, MO) – 13 October 2014 – Lockton has named Bob Reiff to lead Lockton Benefit Group, the broker’s global employee benefits consulting business. Reiff will succeed Mike Brewer, President of Lockton Benefit Group since 2004, who is retiring at the end of the year.

Lockton Benefit Group serves more than 4,000 clients around the world. Employee benefits accounted for $302 million in revenue in fiscal 2014 at Lockton, the world’s largest privately held, independent insurance broker.

Reiff most recently served as chief operating officer of Lockton’s St. Louis operations, helping expand revenue in St. Louis by more than 50 percent during the past four years while adding teams in Memphis and Nashville.

Reiff follows Mike Brewer who has led Lockton Benefit Group through dramatic growth, from a $57 million business with operations only in the U.S. in 2004 to a $302 million global enterprise in 2014.

“Bob Reiff is a leader who brings energy, integrity, and expertise to our Lockton benefits team,” said John Lumelleau, President and CEO of Lockton, Inc. “He will provide tremendous guidance and support to help our clients, Associates, and insurance company partners succeed. Clients value the advice and expertise we offer in a challenging environment, and Bob will help expand and deepen the services that we provide."

Mike Brewer

Lumelleau added, “Mike Brewer leaves an extraordinary legacy at Lockton Benefit Group. Under his decade of leadership, Lockton strengthened its client consulting capabilities, developed robust employee benefit analytics, created industry leading benefits compliance expertise, and expanded globally. He and the Lockton Benefit Group teams have shined as they guided thousands of clients through the challenges of health reform in the U.S.”

Before joining Lockton in 2010, Reiff was Senior Vice President of Distribution, Field Service, Association, and Product for The Hartford. He previously held sales and marketing leadership roles for 13 years at Standard Insurance Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.


About Lockton
More than 5,300 professionals at Lockton provide 41,000 clients around the world with employee benefits consulting, risk management, and insurance 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 10th 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 magazine has recognized Lockton as a "Best Place to Work in Insurance." 

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