Kinney to lead WGA Global Employee Benefits


Press for Immediate Release

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, July 30, 2014 – James Kinney is now the Employee Benefits head of WGA Global for William Gallagher Associates, he is responsible for the leadership of the firm’s international benefits strategy, including the placement of expatriate and local national programs. He will also be the benefits liaison with the Worldwide Broker Network (WBN), the world’s largest organization of privately held insurance brokers. Partner firms are represented in Europe, North America, South and Central America, Africa, the Far East and Australia.

Mr. Kinney has been with WGA since 2011, most recently heading WGA’s office in Hartford Connecticut. He has over 34 years of benefits industry experience as an ERISA, tax and international & domestic benefits consultant. He has represented WGA as a part of Collaboration Concentric Solutions (C2), a national company formed by leading independent employee benefit consulting firms for strategic collaboration with carriers, vendors and members to create innovative product offerings while delivering greater quality and value to clients.

“Jim’s breadth of experience will help address the critical importance of global benefits expertise for our clients and enhance WGA’s international capabilities,” said Christopher Nadeau, Principal & Employee Benefits Practice Leader at WGA. “His expertise and diverse background has served WGA to cultivate new relationships, products and best practices with other groups and industry leaders.”

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.

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