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Marsh names Sarah Stephens US Central Zone Leader

New York | March 23, 2023

Marsh, the world’s leading insurance broker and risk advisor, today announced that Sarah Stephens, current Head of Cyber for the UK and International, Marsh Specialty, will assume the role of US Central Zone Leader effective May 1, reporting to Pat Donnelly, President, US and Canada, Marsh.

In this role, Ms. Stephens will relocate to Chicago from London and lead Marsh’s 18 offices across the Central region of the US, with responsibility for client initiatives, new business, and talent development.

Ms. Stephens brings nearly 20 years of insurance and risk management experience to the role having joined Marsh from JLT in 2019 as Cyber, Media & Technology Leader within the UK Financial and Professional Services (FINPRO) Practice. She was named Head of Cyber, UK and International in 2020. Before joining JLT in 2015, Ms. Stephens spent 12 years with Aon starting as a client specialist supporting large, complex accounts in the US. She moved into a variety of roles of increasing responsibility, ultimately being named Head of Cyber & Commercial Errors & Omissions for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa in 2014. 

Commenting on her appointment, Mr. Donnelly said: “Sarah is a highly experienced leader who excels in developing teams, services, and innovative solutions that benefit our clients and deliver growth. Under her leadership, our Central Zone will be well-placed to support clients in this rapidly-changing and often volatile risk landscape.”

Ms. Stephens added: “I’m excited to relocate back to Chicago where I started my career and work with colleagues across the Central region to deliver the insights and solutions clients need to manage their risks effectively and grow.”

About Marsh

Marsh is the world’s leading insurance broker and risk advisor. With more than 45,000 colleagues advising clients in over 130 countries, Marsh serves commercial and individual clients with data-driven risk solutions and advisory services. Marsh is a business of Marsh McLennan (NYSE: MMC), the world’s leading professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people. With annual revenue of $23 billion, Marsh McLennan helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment through four market-leading businesses: Marsh, Guy Carpenter, Mercer and Oliver Wyman. For more information, visit, and follow us on LinkedIn and X.

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