Mr. James Bond Joins Gallagher Bassett

McCarthy Bertschy is delighted to announce that Mr. James Bond recently joined Gallagher Bassett, a division of Arthur J. Gallagher, as Chief Financial Officer. Reporting directly to Mr. Scott Hudson, Chief Executive Officer, Jim is based at the company's headquarters in Itasca, IL.

Mr. Bond joins Gallagher Bassett from ESIS, Inc., a division of ACE USA, Inc., where he was SVP COO and CFO. Following early career experience in public accounting at Laventhol & Horwath's Philadelphia office, Mr. Bond served in leadership roles at Konica North America and Aon before being named Chief Financial Officer at Cambridge Integrated Services in Cranbury, NJ. He subsequently became EVP and CFO for Cunningham Lindsey US and was recruited to ESIS in 2006. Mr. Bond holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from the University of Maryland.

About Arthur J. Gallagher

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., (NYSE: AJG) provides insurance brokerage and risk management services through a network of subsidiaries and agencies. It places traditional and niche property/casualty lines in addition to offering retirement solutions and managing employee benefits programs. Risk management services include claims management, loss control consulting, and workers' compensation investigations. Gallagher UK places insurance with the Lloyd's of London exchange. The global company operates 650 sales and service locations in about 30 nations and, through correspondent brokers and consultants, does business in more than 140 countries.

Formed in 1962, Gallagher Bassett is the largest multi-line property/casualty third-party administrator (TPA), helping clients reduce their exposures to risk and the steep costs that can go with them.

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