College of Business Administration welcomes distinguished alumni for risk management and insurance panel discussion
Thursday, March 28, 2019
MANHATTAN — Two distinguished alumni of the College of Business Administration at Kansas State University will take part in a panel discussion centered around the risk management and insurance industry. The panel will begin at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 2, in the Business Building Lecture Hall.
Making up the panel will be Greg Case, chief executive officer of Aon plc, and David Lockton, chairman of the Lockton Companies. Ken Selzer, executive managing director for Aon, will serve as the moderator for the event. The panel is part of the College of Business Administration Distinguished Lecture Series, which brings successful business professionals to campus to share their knowledge and experience. Lectures are given every semester and are sponsored by Commerce Bank and the William T. Kemper Foundation.
The event is free and open to the public, and a livestream will be available at youtube.com/watch?v=KjM07UY_Das.
Aon plc is a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions. As CEO, Case is also a member of the company's board of directors. Before joining Aon, he served on the governing shareholders' council at McKinsey & Company, a leading international management consultant, and he led the company's global insurance and financial services practice. Case also has worked for the investment banking firm of Piper, Jaffray and Hopwood and at the Federal Reserve Bank.
Case has an MBA from Harvard Business School and graduated summa cum laude from Kansas State University. He serves on the boards of Discover Financial Services, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital, Field Museum of Natural History, CEOs Against Cancer and St. John's University School of Risk Management. Case was named by the Harvard Business Review as one of the top 100 best-performing CEOs in the world in 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2014.
As chairman of the Lockton Companies, Lockton sets the company's strategic vision, providing leadership and fostering an entrepreneurial culture that has positioned the company as the largest privately owned, independent insurance brokerage firm in the world. Under Lockton's leadership, the company's revenue has increased from $400 million to $1.4 billion. For nine consecutive years, the company has earned the designation of a "Best Place to Work in Insurance" from Business Insurance magazine. The company has ranked first in client satisfaction in J.D. Power's Large Commercial Survey in 2016 and 2017. In 2017, EY's Entrepreneur of the Year program recognized Lockton with a Lifetime Achievement Award, honoring his vision, leadership and service.
In 1976 Lockton left his banking career to join his brother, Jack, at the Lockton Company. Until 1980, the company exclusively catered to the construction industry. While keeping a hand in construction risk management and surety, Lockton oversaw the diversification of the company's capabilities into numerous other industries. In 1984, Lockton helped start the company's St. Louis office. In 1988, he became president and assumed the role of CEO and president of Lockton Companies in 1998. He has been chairman since 2002.
In 2006, Lockton led the company's effort to expand internationally by acquiring a global broker based in London with 28 offices in 17 countries. The company's operations outside the U.S. have grown organically to more than $300 million in revenue and more than 2,000 associates. Lockton graduated from of Kansas State University with a bachelor's degree in business finance.