Mr. Nadeau joined Gallagher through the acquisition of WGA in June 2015
Arthur J. Gallagher’s Employee Benefits Consulting and Brokerage operation has appointed Christopher Nadeau to Area President of the firm’s newly formed Northeast sector. In this new position, Mr. Nadeau will oversee 10 offices throughout the company’s Eastern Region stronghold, including both Upstate New York and New England.
Ranked the third largest benefits broker by Business Insurance magazine in 2015
Chris’ industry knowledge and leadership experience is a fitting complement to the expertise of our branch managers and employee benefits staff in the Northeast,” said David Ziegler, Executive Vice President of Gallagher’s Eastern Region benefits operation. “Under his direction, I believe we’ll continue to elevate our ability to provide employers with highly specialized expertise at the local level, while offering access to a growing network of global resources.”
The newly formed Northeast Sector of the Employee Benefits Consulting and Brokerage operation was created to support the company’s expanding U.S. footprint geared toward serving the needs of clients locally.
According to Gallagher, with the company’s benefits consulting Northeast staff having tripled in numbers since 2010, Mr. Nadeau’s appointment seeks to meet the demand for additional workforce leadership at the brokerage firm.
Chris champions an engaging workplace culture. He will continue to establish Gallagher as the premier choice for employee benefits consulting in that region, and strengthen its position as an employer of choice for new talent,” said Ziegler.
According to Gallagher, its Employee Benefits Consulting and Brokerage operation was ranked the third largest benefits broker by Business Insurance magazine in 2015.
Mr. Nadeau originally joined Gallagher through that company’s acquisition of Boston’s William Gallagher Associates in June of 2015 where he was a principal and leader of that firms benefits practice.
Chris joined Gallagher through the acquisition of William Gallagher Associates, where he was a principal and leader of the benefits practice. He has served in both membership and officer roles on committees for several organizations, including the Washington, D.C.-based Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers.
Prior to joining WGA, Mr. Nadeau specialized in regulatory compliance issues for the consulting firm George Beram & Company, Inc. as that firm’s Health and Welfare Practice Leader. In addition, Mr. Nadeau has extensive experience on the carrier side having worked for four years as the Vice President of New England Operations of FIRST HEALTH, an subsidiary of Aetna, Inc. that provides national PPO network access and cost containment programs to employee benefit plans. He also spent an additional five years at the Prudential Insurance Company. Mr. Nadeau has a degree in Business Administration from Bucknell University.