Arthur J. Gallagher & Co appoints Chris Mead as Chief Marketing Officer

17 May 2017 2 min. read
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Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. has appointed Chris Mead as its new Chief Marketing Officer. He reports directly to J. Patrick Gallagher Junior, the firm's CEO, and will be responsible for driving its global marketing and communication efforts.

Prior to joining Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., Chris Mead worked at the CME Group in the firm’s Marketing Division for more than eleven years. In his most recent role he was a Managing Director, his mandate included various executive level decision making capacities. He was previously the Vice President of Marketing at CNA Insurance, for a period of five years. Earlier is his career Mead worked at Total Sports as Vice President of Marketing and Communications, for a year; and at BRAND33, latterly as a Director of Marketing and Chief Brand Strategist, during his almost five years at the firm.

Mead completed a Bachelor of Science at Keene State College and holds a Master of Business Administration from the Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management.

Chris Mead - Arthur J. Gallagher and Co

The high level appointment sees Mead join Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. as its new Chief Marketing Officer. He takes responsibility for the firm’s global marketing and communications strategy and campaigns, and reports directly to J. Patrick Gallagher Junior, the firm’s Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. The insurance broker and advisory firm operates in 30+ countries across the globe, with client service capabilities available in 150 countries through its global correspondent brokers and consultants network.

“Our company has undergone tremendous growth in recent years, doubling in size over the last six years," Gallagher stated. "Chris's extensive global marketing leadership expertise and skill set will be tremendous assets as we continue to expand our global footprint and deliver additional solutions and services for our clients' evolving business needs. We are very excited to welcome him to our senior leadership team.”