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Lockton Names Chris Keith as President in Philadelphia

Prominent insurance executive joins fast-growing insurance broker

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Chris Keith is joining Lockton, the world's largest privately held, independent insurance broker as President of its Philadelphia operation. Keith will lead the broker's Philadelphia team, focusing on business development and strategic client service for their property and casualty insurance and employee benefits clients.

Chris Keith named President of Lockton's Philadelphia operation.

"Chris Keith has earned a reputation as a trusted advisor for companies and organizations with complex risks," said Michael Calabrese, Chairman and CEO of Lockton's Northeast operations. "He will provide our clients with risk management and employee benefits insights that help make their businesses better."

Keith has been a Vice President and consultant with The Graham Company in Philadelphia for the past six years. He previously held leadership positions with CSL Behring, a biotherapeutics company, and in the life sciences practice at Deloitte Consulting.

Keith will also take on a leadership role helping guide the operations of Lockton offices in Philadelphia, New York, Hartford, and Boston.

Keith has earned industry recognition as a "Top 40 Under 40" insurance executive from Business Insurance magazine in 2013, and as a "Power Broker" in workers compensation and "Under 40 Power Broker" from Risk & Insurance magazine in 2013. He is active in the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) as a local chapter board member.

He is also involved in community service. He is a board member of Beat The Streets, a youth development program in Philadelphia, and is a development trustee of Liberty Resources, Inc., a nonprofit that promotes independent living for people with disabilities. He holds a bachelor's degree in information systems from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Business.

Lockton's Philadelphia office address is 751 Arbor Way, Suite 250 in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania 19422. The office number is 215.583.9200.

About Lockton

More than 5,300 professionals at Lockton provide 41,000 clients around the world with risk management, insurance, and employee benefits consulting services that improve their businesses. From its founding in 1966 in Kansas City, Missouri, Lockton has attracted entrepreneurial professionals who have driven its growth to become the largest privately held, independent insurance broker in the world and 10th largest overall. Independent researcher Greenwich Associates has awarded Lockton its Service Excellence Award for risk management for large companies. For five consecutive years, Business Insurance magazine has recognized Lockton as a "Best Place to Work in Insurance." To see the latest insights from Lockton's experts, check Lockton Market Update.

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