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Marsh Appoints Gisele "Gigi" Norris US HealthCare Practice Leader

February 03, 2021

Marsh, the world’s leading insurance broker and risk advisor, today announced that Gisele “Gigi” Norris has joined the firm to lead its US HealthCare Practice. In this role, Ms. Norris is responsible for the delivery of health care risk management knowledge, expertise, and transactional services to clients across the US.

Ms. Norris joins Marsh from Aon, where for the last 20 years she served as the Western region HealthCare Leader and Pandemic Task Force co-leader. Based in San Francisco, Ms. Norris reports to Jeffrey Alpaugh, Marsh’s US and Canada Growth and Industry Leader.

Ms. Norris brings to the role more than 25 years of experience creating innovative risk solutions to help health care providers and payers achieve organizational and financial objectives. She also holds a Doctorate in Public Health, with a concentration in epidemiology, and has provided counsel on prevention and mitigation of infectious disease risk to a diverse range of industries.

Commenting on her appointment, Mr. Alpaugh said: “Gigi joins the firm at a critical time for the health care industry as the pandemic has dramatically altered the risk profile of traditional health care providers. Her proven track record of providing strategic risk consulting and advice to some of the nation’s largest and most complex health care companies, coupled with her epidemiological expertise, will further help our clients confront today’s health care challenges.”

“The health care industry is the largest sector of the US economy, representing nearly 18% of GDP,” said Martin South, President, US and Canada Division, Marsh. “With medical inflation, an aging population, changing therapies, and the pandemic changing the risk landscape, Gigi is uniquely qualified to help Marsh drive new opportunities and possibilities for clients in this vital segment.”

Ms. Norris added: “Health care companies today need a risk advisor that can deftly identify emerging risks, assist in re-prioritizing risks, and proactively bring risk management solutions to the table. Marsh’s dedicated team of health care professionals coupled with its data and analytics are second to none in the industry. I’m excited to join the firm and lead this distinguished group.”

About Marsh

Marsh is the world’s leading insurance broker and risk advisor. With around 40,000 colleagues operating in more than 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 over $18 billion, Marsh McLennan helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment through four market-leading businesses: MarshGuy CarpenterMercer and Oliver Wyman. For more information, visit, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter or subscribe to BRINK.

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