McGriff names Arkansas managing executive

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McGriff names Arkansas managing executive

Full-service retail insurance broker McGriff has announced that it has promoted Arkansas sales leader Taylor Mitcham (pictured above) to area managing executive for the state. Mitcham succeeds Will Thames, who was named leader of McGriff’s Charlotte, N.C., operations earlier this year.

Mitcham joined the company in 2004 as a commercial property-casualty producer before leaving to join the transportation team for another large broker in 2013. He returned to McGriff in 2020.

Since rejoining the company, Mitcham has twice won McGriff’s top sales award. He will continue in a sales role in addition to his new management responsibilities, McGriff said.

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“Taylor has demonstrated outstanding leadership acumen in his current role, and I’m confident he will bring those same qualities to his new role as area managing executive for Arkansas,” said Patrick Dessauer, president of McGriff’s Southwest Region. “Arkansas continues to be a leading source of new business for McGriff, and I have no doubt that momentum will continue under Taylor’s leadership.”

Mitcham’s promotion is the latest leadership appointment at the company. In August, McGriff named Jason Dockery senior vice president and operations leader for its real estate and hospitality practice and appointed Seth Buchwald as vice president for its Executive Risk Advisors transactional risk team.

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