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Vincent Catalano Joins Lockton to Expand its Employee Benefits Business in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, CA (Feb. 5, 2020) — Industry veteran Vinny Catalano joins Lockton Pacific Series to grow and accelerate its employee benefits presence in the Sacramento region while delivering innovative solutions to employers at a time when compliance and providing quality benefits is becoming increasingly complex, time consuming and costly.

“Companies can choose to stay with the status quo by focusing merely on rates or seize this opportune time to view their organization from a holistic perspective and elevate their conversation with brokers to benefits administration, communications platforms, legal compliance and examining their total rewards program,” says 17-year veteran Vinny Catalano. “Joining a broker that is uncommonly independent and working with professionals I’ve known and respected in the industry for a long time is a tremendous opportunity for me to implement more creative, forward-thinking solutions to employers’ complex business issues.”

Catalano’s expertise is grounded in nearly two decades of leadership in the employee benefits industry, where he has maintained long term relationships with clients in the nonprofit and private sectors, including credit unions, chambers of commerce, professional services firms as well as construction companies and manufacturers. He served as Area Senior Vice President for Arthur J. Gallagher before joining Lockton, and specializes in total benefits rewards consulting, healthcare funding, benefits administration, compliance, wellness program development and employee communications.

“As healthcare costs continue to rise, compliance becomes increasingly complex, and employees look to relocate out of state for more affordable housing, Vinny’s expertise will be a tremendous asset to employers to more effectively manage costs, design plans and communicate the value of those plans to drive employee engagement and retention,” says Alex Michon, Executive Vice President and head of Lockton’s Sacramento office.

“Considering he has some of the strongest relationships with carriers and healthcare providers in the region, his access to senior level people also gives Vinny the ability to cut through the challenges employers face in navigating the healthcare system and solve their problems more effectively,” Michon adds.

Catalano is part of the Lockton’s rapidly growing Pacific region, which encompasses eight offices throughout the Western United States including Portland, Sonoma, San Francisco, Sacramento, Encino, Los Angeles, Irvine and San Diego.

"Lockton’s employee benefits business has experienced tremendous growth over the past several years,” says Dard Hunter, Pacific Series Benefits Growth Leader. "We are thrilled that a professional of Vinny’s caliber is joining our team. Through his leadership, integrity and passion for client service, he will fuel our employee benefits practice and shore up our long term success in the region."

Catalano is actively involved in the Sacramento community and serves as Philanthropy Chair for the Board of Directors of the American Red Cross. He is based in the Sacramento office, located at 400 Capitol Mall #2600, Sacramento, CA 95815, and can be reached by calling (916) 210-1700.

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