Press release

Michelle Sartain appointed Marsh Specialty Leader for US and Canada

New York | December 6, 2021

Marsh, the world’s leading insurance broker and risk advisor, announced today the appointment of Michelle Sartain as head of Marsh Specialty in the US and Canada, effective January 1, 2022. In this role, Ms. Sartain will oversee Marsh’s aviation, construction, energy and power, credit specialties, financial and professional (FINPRO), marine, private equity and M&A (PEMA), and transactional risk specialty businesses in the region.

Currently head of Marsh’s US FINPRO Practice and based in New York, Ms. Sartain will succeed Pat Donnelly, who Marsh announced last month, will become President of Marsh US and Canada on January 1, 2022. In her new role, Ms. Sartain will work closely with Mr. Donnelly and report to Lucy Clarke, President, Marsh Specialty and Marsh Global Placement. She has more than 20 years of experience serving in roles of increasing responsibility at Marsh. Prior to being named US FINPRO Leader in 2019, she was US Sales Leader.

“Michelle is an exceptional leader with a proven track record of client-focused innovation,” Ms. Clarke said. “Under her guidance, Marsh Specialty will continue to pursue next generation solutions that provide firms in the US and Canada with the advice and protection they need to operate successfully in today’s challenging risk environment.”

Mr. Donnelly added: “I have enjoyed working with Michelle as a leader within the Marsh Specialty business and look forward to her insight as we continue to develop and deliver the specialized solutions our clients require in order to tackle today’s most pressing risk issues and build resiliency.”

Ms. Sartain added: “It’s an exciting time to be at Marsh and leading this team of talented specialty colleagues as we drive new growth possibilities for clients.”

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