Sharkey Promoted to Executive Vice President


Press for Immediate Release

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, October 20, 2014, – WGA announces the promotion of Jennifer Sharkey to Executive Vice President.

As Leader of the firm’s ExecutiveRisk Practice, Ms. Sharkey is responsible for the strategic and tactical leadership of the practice area, and oversees all of the firm’s relationships and performance with clients, insurers, and centers of influence. She also handles consulting, marketing and negotiating coverages for Directors’ & Officers’ Liability, General Partnership Liability, Private Equity/VCAP, Fiduciary Liability, Fidelity, Kidnap/Ransom & Extortion, Employment Practices Liability and Professional Errors & Omissions Liability.

“Jennifer is a thought leader in the management liability community and a trusted partner to many of our clients,” said Phil Edmundson, Chairman and CEO at WGA. “She has helped develop coverage enhancements for clients, especially those who are going public, for which her team has handled 34 since the start of 2013.”

With over 20 years of experience, she has a great deal of expertise working with clients in the technology, manufacturing, retail and life sciences sectors. Prior to her role at WGA, Ms. Sharkey spent ten years at Willis in Boston and New York, where she served as the Executive Risk Practice Leader for the company’s New England Region. Ms. Sharkey is a member of numerous industry groups and professional organizations and speaks frequently on various executive risk topics. She is a graduate of New England College.

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, high 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; Columbia, MD; Princeton, NJ; and Atlanta, GA.

For more information, contact:
Laura McCormack
Marketing Director
William Gallagher Associates
470 Atlantic Avenue,
Boston, MA 02210
Main 617.261.6700