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Continued Growth Evident With New Hire and Promotion for Lockton Dunning Benefits
Date:10/7/2009

DALLAS, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockton Dunning Benefits today announced the arrival of a new subject matter expert as well as internal promotion of a senior team member signifying continued growth of the Dallas-based health and welfare benefits consulting practice.

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Gregory R. Alperstein, ASA, MAAA joins the Lockton Dunning Benefits team as vice president and actuary. With more than 14 years of experience in the industry, he most recently consulted for Towers Perrin's benefits consulting practice in Tampa, Florida. Serving as an actuarial consultant since 1994, Alperstein gained experience with all aspects of group health pricing, plan design and financial strategy as well as project management, analytics and communication. He holds a bachelor of science in mathematics from the University of Florida in Gainesville and is an associate member of the Society of Actuaries and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries.

Lockton Dunning Benefits congratulates Brian Short, CLU on his recent promotion from senior vice president to senior vice president/director. He will continue to serve as a member of the management committee and lead three separate benefits consulting teams within the Dallas office. Short entered the employee benefits field in 1977 and earned his Chartered Life Underwriter designation in 1981. Prior to joining Lockton Dunning Benefits in 1998, he spent 22 years working for insurance carriers, most recently as the commercial HMO manager for CIGNA HealthCare in Dallas. Previously, Short spent 12 years with Provident Life & Accident concentrating on large self-insured clients.

CEO Bruce Sammis commented, "The addition of Gregory to the Lockton Dunning Benefits team and the promotion of Brian will only serve to assist our consulting practice in our ongoing efforts to save money for our clients and position them strategically for healthcare reform."

About Lockton Dunning Benefits

In 1974, Thomas Dunning founded Dunning Insurance. What was then a small insurance agency grew into a large group employee benefits brokerage and consulting practice under the name Dunning Benefits Corporation. In 1998, Dunning Benefits Corporation merged with Lockton Companies and became a leader in employee benefits, property and casualty insurance, risk management and surety services.

The merger with Lockton capitalized on Dunning's reputation as the largest employee benefits broker and consultant in the Southwest. As one of the largest health and welfare brokerage and consulting firms in the world, Lockton possesses extensive vendor relationships and consulting expertise.

Lockton Dunning Benefits currently operates as a part of Lockton Companies, LLC. All of the original owners - Thomas Dunning, Roger Lambourn and Bruce Sammis - maintain leadership positions within the company. Lockton Dunning Benefits remains one of the largest Lockton benefits consulting offices in the country with more than 200 clients.

About Lockton Companies, LLC

More than 3,800 professionals at Lockton provide more than 15,000 clients around the world with insurance, benefits, surety and risk management services, offering an uncommon level of client service. From its founding in 1966 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA, Lockton has grown to become the 10th largest insurance broker in the world. You can learn more at www.lockton.com.

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