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Lockton brings on employee benefits expert in Philadelphia

Kimmel joins Lockton with 19 years’ experience in industry

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 21, 2018 – Lockton welcomes Derek Kimmel as their new senior vice president and employee benefits consultant to help clients meet their business objectives. He brings 19 years of consulting, healthcare, and employee benefits experience, which he will use to help Lockton clients identify, design and implement employee benefits solutions that best meet their workforce needs.

“Derek brings with him a deep understanding of the competitive environment companies operate in today and their need to offer creative benefits programs,” said Chris Keith, president of Lockton’s Philadelphia office.

At Lockton, Kimmel will work closely with clients to analyze their current benefits program, including their exposures, costs, demographics, and coverage needs, and suggest benefits solutions designed to meet their goals. Prior to joining Lockton, he helped clients with designing employee benefits solutions as a practice leader at Trion Group, a Marsh & McLennan Agency.

Additionally, Kimmel is involved with the the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry’s Policy Roundtable and Government Affairs Roundtable which gives him unique insight into the types of insurance and benefits issues companies face.

“Derek has the ability to make truly informed policy recommendations that meet the multigenerational needs of employers,” said Timothy Ryan, chief operating officer of Lockton in the Northeast.  “We are excited about adding Derek and his insurance benefits and risk management expertise to the Lockton employee benefits team.”

Kimmel also brings a unique perspective to his clients having worked at two insurance companies before switching to the consultancy side of the business. He says he joined Lockton because of its entrepreneurial spirit and its unique focus on client service.

Kimmel holds a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University. He has also earned his Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) and Certified School Risk Manager (CSRM) professional designations.

Lockton’s Philadelphia—Blue Bell office is located at 751 Arbor Way, Suite 250, Blue Bell, PA 19422 and can be reached at 215-583-9300.

About Lockton
Lockton is a global professional services firm with 7,000 Associates who advise clients on protecting their people, property and reputations. Lockton has grown rapidly by helping clients achieve their objectives. For ten consecutive years, Business Insurance magazine has recognized Lockton as a "Best Place to Work in Insurance.”

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