WGA Announces Vision and Names Forbes Chief Innovation Officer


Press for Immediate Release

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, June 5, 2014 – William Gallagher Associates (WGA) revealed a new company vision at the firm’s annual conclave earlier this week.  WGA also announced the appointment of a Chief Innovation Officer.  WGA’s new vision is:

Always leading the way…
–        Fostering a pioneering spirit of innovation
–        Forging strong, enduring partnerships worldwide
–        Recognizing and rewarding exceptional performance
–        Growing our business, empowered by independence
WGA – always leading the way.

The ‘Always Leading the Way’ campaign was inspired by the WGA’s strategy of uniquely servicing the risks and benefit programs of fast-growing and complex companies, through collaboration and innovative thinking.

Taking on the role of WGA’s new Chief Innovation Officer is Susan Forbes. Ms. Forbes has served as WGA’s former Marketing Director for the past 14 years and has over 25 years of insurance brokerage experience.

“Susan’s solid understanding of WGA’s strengths, strategy and vision, combined with her communication skills and entrepreneurial spirit, makes her the perfect innovation leader for WGA,” said WGA’s Chairman and CEO Philip Edmundson.

WGA’s innovation initiative is focused on three areas: new client products and services, client-facing technology services, and operating efficiencies. WGA’s CIO will be responsible for WGA’s innovation leadership, communication and collaboration.

“WGA has always been thought of as forward thinking – from the entrepreneurial industries that we have chosen to work in, to the innovative technology tools we use to help us serve the present and future needs of our clients – now we are taking our innovation to new levels,” further commented Edmundson.

twitter_hrat Follow Ms. Forbes on Twitter @InnoForbes

WGA is a leading provider of insurance brokerage, risk management and employee benefit services to companies with complex risks and dynamic needs, within industries that include life sciences, technology, financial risks, healthcare, energy, clean tech and environmental services. The firm was founded in 1983 and is one of the country’s leading independent brokerage firms, with offices in Boston, MA; New York, NY; Hartford, CT; Princeton, NJ Columbia, MD; and Atlanta, GA.

For further information, email  info@wgains.com or visit http://www.wgains.com/contact-us/.