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SOURCE Lockton Dunning Benefits
DALLAS, March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Lockton Dunning Benefits announced the expansion of the health and welfare benefits consulting team with the hire of Robert Allday as senior vice president. Robert is a seasoned health care executive with more than 20 years of health care experience and a proven track record of success in corporate development, strategic planning, profit growth, mergers and acquisitions and new business development. He previously served in leadership positions with Eagle Hospital Physicians, Accuro Healthcare Solutions, United Surgical Partners International and Concentra. In his new role, Robert will provide expert insight to Lockton clients and consulting teams into the supply-side of health care. He will work directly with Lockton Dunning Benefits' executive leadership and in-house subject matter experts, including medical directors and actuaries, to evaluate new health care delivery models and payment methodologies emerging as a result of health care reform. Robert earned an MBA from Southern Methodist University's Cox School of Business and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Westminster College.
Lockton Dunning Benefits also recognizes Larry Childress on his recent promotion to senior vice president. With more than 17 years of experience with employer health and welfare plans, including more than 12 years with Lockton Dunning Benefits, Larry provides consultative services to employers representing a variety of industries, demographics and employee populations. He served previously as a team lead and will continue to lead the mergers and acquisitions due diligence practice. Larry earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Sam Houston State University and is a Certified Employee Benefit Specialist. Larry will continue to work directly with executive leadership as well as Lockton Dunning Benefits in-house subject matter experts, consulting teams and clients on innovative solutions and strategy development.
"As the health and welfare benefits consulting environment becomes more complex in the health care reform era, we are constantly looking for seasoned professionals similar to Robert who will continue driving innovation and thought leadership at Lockton Dunning Benefits. We are pleased to have him join our team," stated Chief Executive Officer Bruce Sammis. "In addition, we congratulate Larry on this well-deserved promotion as he has been and continues to be an integral member of our senior consulting team."
About Lockton Dunning Benefits
Lockton Dunning Benefits Associates specialize in the design, implementation, communication and year-round service of medical, dental, life, disability and other employer-sponsored benefit programs. Working with their dedicated service team, clients have direct access to Lockton in-house subject matter experts including actuaries, medical directors, compliance attorneys, health risk solutions directors, employee communication directors, M&A due diligence specialists and retirement consultants. Lockton Dunning Benefits remains one of the largest benefits consulting practices in the country with more than 400 clients and 192 Associates. Lockton Dunning Benefits has been honored by the Dallas Business Journal for three consecutive years as one of the "Healthiest Employers" in the DFW area.
More than 4,450 professionals at Lockton provide more than 15,000 clients around the world with insurance, benefits, and risk management services that improve our clients' 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 insurance broker in the world and 9th largest overall. Independent researcher Greenwich Associates has awarded Lockton its Service Excellence Award for risk management for large companies. For four consecutive years, Business Insurance 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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