Willis North America hires communications director
by Richard Kilner
Willis North America has announced the appointment of Colleen McCarthy as its new director of communications.
She joins the firm from leading commercial insurance publication Business Insurance, leaving behind her role as associate editor.
Earlier in her career McCarthy worked in television journalism, holding positions as a reporter and news anchor in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
McCarthy, who is to be based in New York City, will be responsible for supervision of the North American unit’s internal, external and digital communications.
Willis North America provides every US state, Canada and Mexico with insurance brokerage and risk management advisory services, and doubled in size in 2008 due to the acquisition of Hilb, Rogal and Hobbs (HRH).
McCarthy will also provide support to Willis North America Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Don Bailey as part of her duties.