Mark Henderson, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Lockton Companies, LLC, was Indiana State University's first Leader in Action (LIA) Series presenter for Insurance and Risk Management, April 10-11, 2007. LIA events are sponsored by the College of Business' insurance and risk management (IRM) program and The Gongaware Center.
During his stay on campus, Henderson made a presentation to students at 3:30 p.m. April 10 as part of a capstone insurance and risk management course. Following his classroom presentation, he participated in a reception, dinner and presentation with members of Gamma Iota Sigma (the ISU chapter of the national collegiate actuarial, insurance, and risk management society), faculty, staff and community business leaders in ISU's Hulman Memorial Student Union.
Henderson, who has been at Lockton since 2001, has more than 25 years of experience in the brokerage industry focusing on client development and leadership activities. Prior to his position at Lockton, Henderson served as managing director and president of ARS of Pennsylvania for Aon Group, Inc.
He earned his bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and was author of the book, Workers' Compensation Safety (1984). He also has served as a member of the boards of directors for Goodwill Industries of Pittsburgh and Metro YMCA of Pittsburgh.
Lockton is the world's largest privately held insurance broker. The company has 3,700 risk professionals in 18 offices in the United States, plus 31 international offices in 10 countries. Lockton's London office recently hosted a group of ISU students over spring break as part of the INS 449 class on surplus lines. The company also has supported and attended several university functions such as the IRM Program's Octoberfest Golf Outing, which raises money for IRM student scholarships, and the Gamma Iota Sigma Career Expo. Lockton also has shown great support and trust in the IRM program by hiring many ISU student interns and graduates for full-time employment. In fact, this is the first year that ISU has had as many as four students involved in summer internships with Lockton.