COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 10, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- JLT Specialty USA, a U.S. subsidiary of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc. (JLT), the leading global specialist risk advisor and broker, is pleased to announce the appointment of Kirk Bantz as Senior Vice President.

Based in Columbus, Bantz will play a pivotal role in delivering specialized solutions for complex risks for Life Sciences and Manufacturing companies by leveraging his in-depth experience in the field.

With over 25 years of insurance and risk management experience, Bantz comes to JLT from USI and has also served as Director of Risk Management for Cardinal Health where he was responsible for designing and placing one of the largest stock throughput programs in the history of Lloyds of London.

“We are delighted with the appointment of Kirk in the U.S.,” said Gordon Longley, Chief Executive Officer, Marine & Cargo division at JLT Specialty Limited. “Having personally worked with Kirk for over 14 years in his role as a broker and as a client, I’m hugely confident that his risk management experience in the Life Science Industry coupled with his knowledge of the Property and Cargo STP markets in the USA & London, will prove to be hugely beneficial as we continue to build out our offering in these areas in the U.S.”

“Kirk’s extensive career will be invaluable to our clients,” said Pat Donnelly, Chief Executive Officer at JLT Specialty USA.  “Kirk’s appointment is a reflection of our on-going commitment to hire the best talent available in our industry.”

JLT encourages any potential applicants interested in rapidly developing their careers and becoming part of its U.S. Specialty team to contact Karen Isaacs at 215-309-4601, karen.isaacs@jltholdings.com.

JLT ENQUIRIES:
Name: Ashely Deal, VP of Marketing
Phone: (310) 266-9464
Email: ashely.deal@jltus.com

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About Jardine Lloyd Thompson (LSE:JLT)
Jardine Lloyd Thompson is one of the world’s leading providers of insurance, reinsurance and employee benefits related advice, brokerage and associated services. JLT’s client proposition is built upon its deep specialist knowledge, client advocacy, tailored advice and service excellence. JLT is quoted on the London Stock Exchange and owns offices in more than 40 territories with over 10,000 employees. Supported by the JLT International Network, it offers risk management and employee benefit solutions in 135 countries. For further information about JLT, please visit our website www.jlt.com and follow us on LinkedIn at JLT Group and Twitter @JLTGroup.

About JLT Specialty USA
JLT Specialty USA is the U.S. platform of the leading specialty business advisory firm, Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group. Our experts have deep industry and product experience serving leading U.S. and global firms. Our key to client success is our freedom to be creative, collaborative, and analytical while challenging conventions, redefining problems, creating new analytical insights, and exploring new boundaries to deliver solutions for each client’s unique business and risks.

For further information about JLT, please visit our website www.jltus.com and follow us on LinkedIn at JLT Specialty USA and Twitter @JLTSpecialtyUSA.