Lockton appoints healthcare leader


Lockton has expanded its healthcare risk management practice with the addition of Jeffrey Smith as senior vice president, healthcare leader based in the company’s Atlanta office.

“We are thrilled to welcome Jeffrey to the Lockton family,” said Jason Richardson, chief operating officer Southeast for Lockton Companies. “He adds experience, passion and leadership to an existing healthcare client service team and has the vision to take it to new heights. Jeffrey’s ability to strategically consult and lead companies through the complexities they now face in the industry is stellar.”

In his role, Smith will focus on expanding and driving the delivery of Lockton’s healthcare service suite to existing customers as well as new clients across the country. He will work with a wide array of healthcare providers including hospitals and physician groups. In addition, he will assist eldercare providers in the assisted living, skilled nursing, home health, and related segments on risk management issues including hospital professional liability and medical professional liability insurance.

“I’m very excited to join Lockton and look forward to utilizing the industry’s finest client service team to help risk managers and finance executives navigate this challenging risk landscape and help providers remain competitive as market changes unfold,” said Smith. “Today’s healthcare providers face a dynamic risk environment across the entire continuum of care. The Patient Protection and Affordability Care Act not only impacts existing risks facing providers, but offers risk managers unique opportunities to quantify and address new, evolving exposures.”

Smith comes to Lockton from McGriff, Seibels & Williams. He was previously with Beecher Carlson for seven years and spent nearly two decades at Aon.

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