Lockton appoints SVP, director of communications and external affairs

Lockton appoints SVP, director of communications and external affairs | Insurance Business

Lockton appoints SVP, director of communications and external affairs

Lockton Companies has appointed Julie Gibson (pictured) as senior vice president, director of marketing, communications and external affairs.

In her new role, Gibson will focus on helping grow the Lockton brand across the globe and create communications strategies to support the company’s growth, a release said. She will report to Lockton US president and chief operating officer Peter Clune.

Gibson’s appointment comes after the insurance company hired Said Taiym as its new chief digital officer. Both Gibson and Taiym join Lockton’s senior management team in Kansas City.

Gibson has spent the last seven years as client partnership director at international marketing firm Global Prairie. In this role, she served client partners such as Bayer Crop Science, the city of Kansas City, Missouri, Google Fiber, KCP&L, Populous, the University of Kansas Health System and Sprint Center.

She is also currently president of both the Missouri Court Appointed Advocates Association Board of Directors and the Shawnee Mission School District Committee for Excellence. Gibosn, along with her husband, is a volunteer and co-chair for the 2018 and 2019 Child Protection Center’s Cook for Courage event.

Gibson is a graduate of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Centurion’s Leadership Program and the Civic Council’s Kansas City Tomorrow program, and received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri in political science, majoring in Journalism.

“In Julie, we found a dynamic executive who brings a strategic and consultative mindset to this new position. Her deep brand, communications and public affairs experience across a wide range of industries makes her a great fit for Lockton,” Clune said in a statement. “She brings fresh ideas and new approaches that will help us grow our brand and Lockton Associates and Producers grow the business.”

“As we continue our growth trajectory, Julie’s role will be to ensure the Lockton culture and client focus is felt all over the world,” commented Lockton CEO Ron Lockton. “She will be critical in activating and communicating the Lockton brand globally to propel our growth. We are excited to welcome her to our team.”