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Lockton offices merge to form new practice in the Midwest

St. Louis and Chicago offices join forces to enhance client offerings and expand footprint

KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 30, 2018 – Lockton’s St. Louis and Chicago operations will merge effective May 1. The combined entity, which also includes offices located in Memphis, Milwaukee and Nashville, is now known as Lockton Midwest. Lockton Midwest will expand its footprint into new markets including Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia and Pittsburgh. 

“The time is right to join and grow our presence in the Midwest,” said Thomas Schaffler, who will be CEO of Lockton Midwest.

The combination brings 460 professionals together focused on serving current and prospective clients with specialization in risk management, employee benefits and retirement services.

“As we look to expand the markets we serve, I’m confident the Lockton brand and client focus will attract top talent, while providing advancement opportunities for our existing staff,” said Kevin McDaniel, who was named President of Midwest Expansion for Lockton, a new position.

The leadership team for Lockton Midwest includes:

  • Tom ShafflerThomas Schaffler, Chief Executive Officer, Lockton Midwest



  • Kevin McDanielKevin McDaniel, President of Midwest Expansion;



  • Michael TodorovichMichael Todorovich, President of Lockton St. Louis;



  • Peter CainePeter Caine, Chief Operating Officer, Lockton Midwest



  • Casey WarneckeCasey Warnecke, Chief Growth Officer, Lockton Midwest


“Combining our resources, expertise and talent not only makes good business sense, but ultimately benefits the clients we serve,’ Schaffler added.

About Lockton

Lockton is a global professional services firm with 6,500 Associates advising 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 business objectives. More information can be found at

For nine consecutive years, Business Insurance magazine has recognized Lockton as a "Best Place to Work in Insurance."

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