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Lockton Companies official is first insurance and risk management Leader in Action

April 2, 2007

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Mark Henderson, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Lockton Companies, LLC, will be Indiana State University's first Leader in Action (LIA) Series presenter for Insurance and Risk Management, April 10-11. 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 will be making a presentation to students at 3:30 p.m. April 10 as part of a capstone insurance and risk management course. This presentation is open to the general public as well and will take place in room 105 of the College of Business. Following his classroom presentation, he will participate 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) in ISU's Hulman Memorial Student Union.

The Leader in Action Series is designed to bring top industry executives and leaders in insurance to campus to share their time and talents with students, faculty and the community, said Mary Ann Boose, professor and program coordinator for the IRM Program at Indiana State. "These exchanges build long-term bridges with our industry partners, which will, in turn, provide timely, cutting-edge education for our students and countless opportunities for those students and the company representatives to network."

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 Oktoberfest 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.

"We believe this is a direct result of the exposure to Indiana State University that the Leaders in Action Series is already providing," Boose said. (See below list of students and alumni)

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.

"We are honored to have such a close relationship with an industry leader such as Lockton," said Terrie Troxel, executive director of the Gongaware Center at ISU. "Making these longer-term connections with industry will no doubt bring greater rewards for our students and programs far into the future."

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Alumni at Lockton: *Zachary Cole, Associate Account Manager
*Kevin Johnson. Account Manager
*Jaclyn Kaminski, Associate Account Manager, Commercial Insurance Department
*Anthony Richardson, Account Executive
*Michael Rodriguez, Associate Account Manager, Commercial Insurance Department

ISU has had student interns at Lockton since 2002, including: Year at Lockton - Name (graduation year from ISU)
*2002-Courtney Montfort (2003), Nicholas Bergman (2003)
*2003-Courtney Montfort, Jaclyn Kaminski (2004)
*2004-Zachary Cole (2005)
*2005-Jackie Zuerner (2007), Krystal Smith (2007)

2007 Interns: *Jon Lough (Class of 2009), Fort Wayne; *Courtney Burnside (Class of 2009), Freetown; *Gerald Smith (Class of 2009), Avon; and *Erik Andersen (Class of 2009), Crown Point.

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CONTACTS: Mary Ann Boose, professor and program coordinator, Insurance and Risk Management Program, Indiana State University, (812) 237-2106 or mboose@indstate.edu; or Terrie Troxel, executive director, The Gongaware Center, Indiana State University, (812) 237-2442 or ttroxel@isugw.indstate.edu

WRITER & MEDIA CONTACT: Maria Greninger, associate director, Communications & Marketing, Indiana State University, (812) 237-4357 or mgreninger@indstate.edu

Story Highlights

Mark Henderson, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Lockton Companies, LLC, will be Indiana State University's first Leader in Action (LIA) Series presenter for Insurance and Risk Management, April 10-11. LIA events are sponsored by the College of Business' insurance and risk management (IRM) program and the Gongaware Center.

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