Kerry Hands and Jocelyn Bushey Join WGA


William Gallagher Associates (WGA) welcomes that Kerry Hands has joined the Employee Benefits Practice as a Senior Vice President and Jocelyn Bushey joins the WGA Claims Practice as Vice President.

Ms. Hands brings over 20 years of industry experience to WGA. Prior to joining WGA, she was Vice President at Bostonian Marsh, specializing in strategic planning, funding and implementation of group employee benefit plans for small to medium-sized employer groups. Her focus is on building new opportunities and client relationships within the middle market as well as at Venture Capital and Private Equity firms.

“Kerry’s has extensive knowledge and benefits expertise,” said Christopher Nadeau, Principal and Leader of the Employee Benefits Practice at WGA. “Along with her background in consumer driven healthcare and wellness, her experience in plan design and strategy will serve as a great resource to our clients.”

Ms. Hands holds a Bachelor of Arts from DePauw University in Indiana. She is a CEBS Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS), a Licensed Insurance Advisor (LIA) and a licensed insurance broker for life and health.

Ms. Bushey joins the firm bringing with her over 20 years of experience in claims, liability and insurance risk management. She previously served as a Worker’s Compensation Manager at CVS Caremark, where she was responsible for national Worker’s Compensation claims TPA management and vendor programs, such as nurse care management and litigation services.

“We’re happy to have Jocelyn join WGA’s Claims Group,” said Phil Edmundson, Chairman and CEO at WGA. “She brings with her a broad range of technical skills and understands the complexity of claims in today’s challenging Worker’s Comp market.”

Ms. Bushey is a graduate of the University of Vermont. She is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management and is also licensed in the State of Connecticut as an all-lines casualty adjuster.

William Gallagher Associates (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.

Please feel free to contact us directly at the firm:

Susan Forbes
Marketing Director and Senior Vice President
William Gallagher Associates
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Boston, MA 02210
Main 617.261.6700
Direct 617.646.0282