Marsh & McLennan Agency Names Gary Ivey CEO of Southeast Region


White Plains, New York, March 26, 2018 – Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC (MMA), the middle market agency subsidiary of Marsh, today announced the appointment of Gary Ivey as Southeast regional CEO. In this role, Mr. Ivey will oversee MMA offices in Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Tallahassee, Florida. He reports to David Eslick, chairman and CEO of MMA.

A highly regarded insurance executive with more than 40 years of experience, Mr. Ivey has served as J. Smith Lanier & Co.’s president and chief operating officer since 1999. MMA acquired J. Smith Lanier & Co. in January 2017 to serve as its Southeast regional hub.

Mr. Ivey will continue to be based in Atlanta and succeeds D. Gaines Lanier, who continues as chairman of the region.

“Gary’s exceptional leadership skills, which helped guide J. Smith Lanier & Co. to become one of the most progressive and successful brokerage firms in the nation, make him the ideal person to lead MMA’s Southeast region going forward," Mr. Eslick said.

MMA also announced the following appointments in its Southeast region:

  • Peter Krause has been named president. Mr. Krause brings more than 30 years of insurance underwriting, marketing, and management experience to the role. He most recently served as senior vice president, managing director, and marketing manager of J. Smith Lanier & Co. Mr. Krause is based in Atlanta and reports to Mr. Ivey.
  • Lorie Yauney has been named chief operating officer. Ms. Yauney has been with J. Smith Lanier & Co. for more than 20 years, most recently serving as vice president, human resources and training. She is based in West Point, Georgia, and reports to Mr. Ivey.

“Peter and Lorie are highly accomplished leaders who have been instrumental in our continued growth and success,” Mr. Ivey said. “With these appointments, MMA Southeast is well positioned to respond to today’s increasingly challenging risk environment and help our clients grow.”

About Marsh & McLennan Agency

Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC is a subsidiary of Marsh established in 2008 to serve as a platform for the middle market. In 2015, it expanded its national footprint into Canada. MMA offers commercial property, casualty, personal lines, and employee benefits to midsize businesses and individuals across North America.

About Marsh

A global leader in insurance broking and innovative risk management solutions, Marsh’s 30,000 colleagues advise individual and commercial clients of all sizes in over 130 countries. Marsh is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), the leading global professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people. With annual revenue over US$14 billion and nearly 65,000 colleagues worldwide, MMC helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment through four market-leading firms. In addition to Marsh, MMC is the parent company of Guy Carpenter, Mercer, and Oliver Wyman. Follow Marsh on Twitter @MarshGlobal; LinkedIn; Facebook; and YouTube, or subscribe to BRINK.