SOURCE: Town Hall Los Angeles

TOWN HALL Los Angeles

November 30, 2009 16:14 ET

Willis Group Holdings Chairman & CEO Plumeri to Address TOWN HALL LA

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - November 30, 2009) - Joseph J. Plumeri, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Willis Group Holdings, will deliver a keynote address to TOWN HALL Los Angeles on Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel.

During his address, Plumeri will highlight the increasing risks facing business in today's global marketplace. He will discuss the importance of learning from past mistakes and argue that real risk management and transparency will restore Americans' trust in business and the US economy.

"As we embark on this new decade, the risks confronting business are new, increasing and complex -- ranging from environmental and financial concerns to data security, pandemics and terrorism. If we have learned anything from this economic meltdown, it's that the ways of the past will not work in the future. We must do more to identify the risks inherent in doing business and in our daily lives -- then address them head on," Plumeri said.

Willis Group Holdings, the world's third largest insurance broker, has more than doubled its presence in Southern California over the past 18 months. Currently, Willis has more than 400 offices in 120 countries, with a team of approximately 20,000 associates serving clients in 190 countries.

Plumeri joined Willis in 2000. Since then, Willis has strengthened its position as one of the world's leading global insurance brokers. In 2001, Plumeri took Willis public after a period of private ownership under buyout firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, and more recently spearheaded the acquisition of Hilb Rogal & Hobbs in what was the largest brokerage deal in the industry in 10 years. In 2004, Willis became the only insurance broker to abolish the controversial practice of accepting contingent commissions from insurance carriers and establish a Client Bill of Rights.

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When:   Tuesday, December 8, 2009
        12:00 PM Luncheon; 12:30 PM Program

Where:  Omni Los Angeles Hotel
        251 South Olive Street
        Los Angeles, CA 90012

Tickets $48-60, call 213.628.8141 or http://www.townhall-la.org/programs/register/1366.

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