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Lockton adds Elaine Coffman as president in Michigan and is hiring

Industry leader joins Lockton to expand Michigan market

DETROIT, Nov. 4, 2019 – Lockton, the world’s largest privately held, independent insurance broker, is pleased to announce the addition of industry leader Elaine Coffman as president of the Michigan operation. As president, Elaine will lead Lockton’s expansion and hiring in the market. Elaine has over 30 years of industry expertise using data and technology to develop innovative engagement solutions for clients.

“Our expansion in Michigan will enhance the risk management, human capital and retirement business strategies of local, regional and national organizations,” said Joe Agnello, CEO of Lockton’s Kansas City region that includes Michigan, Des Moines, Kansas City, Minneapolis and Omaha. “We found the most forward-thinking and exciting business leader in the region in Elaine. Her passion for providing the best service and advice to clients makes her the perfect fit for our entrepreneurial culture.”

Coffman joins Lockton from Marsh & McLennan Agency where she spent 17 years as the automotive industry leader specializing in consulting with businesses to engage and retain talent. She previously led the Michigan region for a national insurance carrier, becoming the youngest vice president of a larger regional managed care plan.  She is a recognized industry leader and frequent presenter for the Original Equipment Supplier Association, American Society of Employers, Michigan HR Day and the Metro Detroit Area Health Underwriters.

“Lockton’s independence is a true differentiator,” said Coffman. “I am thrilled to join a strong, privately held company in Michigan that is focused on delivering on the commitments we promise to our clients. We are building a high performing team with a strong culture that can make a real difference for clients and their businesses.”

Lockton is excited to grow in Michigan and help companies protect their most valuable assets – their people, property and reputation. Lockton is creating new jobs and currently hiring for a variety of client service positions for employee benefits and property and casualty. To view and apply for open positions in Lockton’s Michigan office, visit or contact Doug King at 816-960-9537.

About Lockton

Lockton is a global professional services firm with 7,500 Associates who advise clients on protecting their people, property and reputations. Lockton has grown rapidly by helping clients achieve their objectives. For 11 consecutive years, Business Insurance magazine has recognized Lockton as a "Best Place to Work in Insurance.”

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