WGA Announces Promotions


For Immediate Release

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, June 17, 2013 – William Gallagher Associates (“WGA”) announces the promotions of Anna Karchem to Senior Vice President in the Employee Benefits Practice and Shawn McArdle to Vice President of Finance.

Ms. Karchem has 13 years of industry experience and has been instrumental as the WGA Business Technology Manager, providing efficient solutions to help WGA clients better manage their employee benefit programs. She joined WGA in 2003, she has a B.S. in Mathematics from California Polytechnic, and a M.Ed. from the University of California Santa Barbara.

“Anna’s work has had a great influence on both clients and coworkers,” said Chris Nadeau, Principal at WGA and head of the Employee Benefits Group. “She has been responsible for the growing use of technology at WGA to manage and track insurance programs, which has long given us a competitive edge.”

Mr. McArdle joined WGA in 2004, has eight years of experience in the insurance industry, and 13 years of accounting experience. His responsibilities include financial statement preparation, budget planning, banking functions, and accounting department management at WGA. He has also developed a disciplined financial approach to support company production efforts, acquisition due diligence and all other revenue matters. Mr. McArdle earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Johnson and Wales University in Rhode Island, and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

“Shawn is a great asset to our company,” said Patrick J. Veale, President at WGA. “His leadership, strong commitment to teamwork and sense of urgency are recognized by his colleagues and all who work with him.”

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.

For further information, contact:

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