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Greg Benefield Joins Marsh as National Food & Beverage Practice Leader

New York   |   January 04, 2016

Marsh, a global leader in insurance broking and risk management, announced that Greg Benefield has joined the firm to lead its US Food & Beverage Practice effective today. In this role, Mr. Benefield is responsible for ensuring that Marsh delivers its world-class risk advisory and transactional services to the firm’s growing roster of food and beverage clients across the US.

Mr. Benefield joins Marsh from Willis where he has spent the last 22 years, most recently serving as executive vice president and national Food & Beverage Practice leader. He specializes in providing and coordinating risk management consulting services for large national foodservice clients.

Mr. Benefield is based in Marsh’s Nashville, Tennessee, office and reports to Mac Nadel, Marsh’s national Retail/Wholesale Food & Beverage Practice leader.

Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Nadel 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 our clients. Greg is an outstanding client advocate whose passion for and understanding of the food and beverage industry make him an ideal candidate to lead this important industry segment for Marsh.”   

Mr. Benefield added: “Today’s foodservice companies operate in a challenging risk environment and need an advisor that can help them manage the risks they currently face and identify those that are on the horizon. Marsh’s team of industry experts coupled with its analytical capabilities and platform are outstanding. I’m excited to be here and look forward to leading this group and working to exceed our clients’ expectations.”

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 $17 billion, Marsh McLennan helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment through four market-leading businesses: Marsh, Guy Carpenter, Mercer and Oliver Wyman. Follow Marsh on Twitter @MarshGlobal; LinkedIn; Facebook; and YouTube, or subscribe to BRINK.