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Experienced risk management expert to lead Lockton in Arizona

Kevin Cummings, insurance industry expert, to guide clients and Associates

Kevin CummingsPHOENIX, July 9, 2018 – Kevin Cummings is no stranger to fires. He has been helping clients recover from them and prevent them through strategic risk consulting and employee benefits advising since joining Lockton in 2011. Today, Lockton’s Mountain West operation, which includes Phoenix, Las Vegas, Denver and Seattle named Cummings as president of its Arizona operations, responsible for office strategy and growth. View the video of the  announcement here.          

“Kevin has proven to be a great advocate for clients, and he also cares about the growth and development of our Associates,” said Mark Bundy, chief operating officer of Lockton’s Mountain West operation. “As we continue to grow our business in the Mountain West, Kevin’s leadership in Arizona will propel our Associates to develop personally and professionally to adapt to our client’s evolving needs.”

Cummings is committed to exceptional service even when a literal fire is raging. This was the case when he answered his cell phone while on vacation in San Diego a few years ago.  A client’s warehouse was literally on fire. Cummings coordinated with his team that Saturday morning and raced to Phoenix where he met the claims advocate and client while the warehouse still burned.  Through his team’s efforts, the client received a full recovery and was able to get back to business within a few short months.

Cummings sees significant changes ahead for the industry and Lockton. “What got us here, won’t get us there,” Cummings said. “We are going to have to think differently. Just as our clients’ businesses are evolving, so too must we evolve to continue being their trusted advisors.” 

Cummings joined Lockton in 2011 because of the entrepreneurial mindset that allows risk management consultants to do what is in the best interest of the client.

“The Lockton family made it clear when they started our company in 1966 that we serve three constituents:  our clients, our Associates and our communities,” Cummings said. “To me, staying true to this mission explains why we not only have the highest client retention rate in the business, but why we have the highest Associate retention rate in the business too.  Engaged and fulfilled happy Associates make happy clients.”

Cummings holds a bachelor’s in business administration from Saint John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota. When he isn’t helping clients, Cummings serves as a board member for the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce where he is co-chair on the compliance and risk workforce collaborative. Cummings is chairman of the Folds of Honor Arizona chapter, a member of the Arizona Counsel of Human Service Providers as well as the Arizona Subcontractors Association.

Lockton’s Phoenix office is located at 14850 N. Scottsdale Rd, suite 225, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 and can be reached by calling 602-735-8900.

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Lockton is a global professional services firm with 7,000 Associates who advise clients on protecting their people, property and reputations. Lockton has grown to become the world’s largest privately held, independent insurance broker by helping clients achieve their objectives. For nine consecutive years, Business Insurance magazine has recognized Lockton as a "Best Place to Work in Insurance.”

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