Press Release

Business Insurance  magazine names three Willis Towers Watson executives as Break Out Award winners for 2018

June 1, 2018
| United States

ARLINGTON, VA, June 1, 2018 — Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ: WLTW), a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company, today announced that three of its insurance and risk management specialists have been named Break Out Award winners for 2018 by Business Insurance magazine, a leading publication serving the commercial insurance industry.

The program recognizes 40 outstanding performers across the industry for their leadership qualities and professional skills. The winners have up to 15 years’ experience in their field and are viewed as being on track to be the next generation of leaders in the risk management and property/casualty insurance field. Based on regional categories, Willis Towers Watson winners include:

  • Northeast: Issy Bustamante, vice president construction claims team leader, Willis Towers Watson, based in New York
  • South: La’Vonda McLean, FINEX national health care industry leader, Willis Towers Watson, based in Atlanta
  • West: Heather Wilkinson, FINEX regional cyber/E&O manager, Willis Towers Watson, based in Los Angeles

“It’s exciting to see our young talent recognized for their achievements, and we are very proud of Issy, La’Vonda and Heather for representing the next generation of insurance industry leaders,” said Mike Liss, head of Corporate Risk and Broking, North America. “This award is a testament to our commitment to talent development and creating a diverse and inclusive culture, which leverages all of our best thinking,” he added.

The award recipients will be profiled in the June issue of Business Insurance.

About Willis Towers Watson

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