Press release

John Atkinson and Michael Pokora to join Marsh and lead new US and Canada Senior Housing and Long-Term Care Industry Practice

New York, August 06, 2021

Marsh, the world’s leading insurance broker and risk advisor, today announced that John Atkinson and Michael Pokora will join Marsh to co-lead a new Senior Housing and Long-Term Care Practice for the US and Canada. Based in Chicago, they will report to Jeffrey Alpaugh, Marsh’s US and Canada Growth and Industry Leader.

In this newly created dual leadership role, Messrs. Atkinson and Pokora will head a team of Marsh industry specialists responsible for the delivery of best-in-class transactional and advisory solutions that address the complex risk financing, risk management, and human capital needs of operators and equity providers within the senior housing and aging services industry.

Mr. Atkinson also will serve as Chairman of Marsh’s Chicago office, where he will lead civic and community engagement and support Marsh’s growing business in the Midwest working alongside the current leadership team.

Messrs. Atkinson and Pokora join Marsh from Willis Towers Watson where they previously served as Executive Vice Presidents and Managing Directors of the Senior Living Practice Group. Together they bring decades of risk management experience in the senior living and long-term care space.

Commenting on the appointments, Mr. Alpaugh said: “Deep industry knowledge and expertise are among Marsh’s greatest assets and play a key role in our ability to deliver differentiated value to clients. John and Michael have proven track records of client-focused innovation and keen understanding of the aging services sector, which make them a perfect fit as we continue to grow and address the evolving risk and human capital needs of this dynamic industry.”

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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