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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

J. Patrick Gallagher

68 2017 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

William Ziebell

57 2017 Corporate Vice President and President

Douglas Howell

58 2003 Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Vice President

Richard Cary

57 2003 Chief Accounting Officer, Controller

Christopher Mead

52 2017 Chief Marketing Officer, Corporate Vice President

Walter Bay

57 2007 Corporate Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Joel Cavaness

58 2000 Corporate Vice President, President - Wholesale Brokerage Operation

Thomas Gallagher

61 2017 Corporate Vice President, Chairman - International Brokerage Operation, President- Retail Property/Casualty Brokerage Operation

Scott Hudson

58 2010 Corporate Vice President, President - Risk Management Operation

Susan Pietrucha

53 2007 Corporate Vice President, Chief Human Resource Officer

David Johnson

64 2016 Lead Independent Director

Sherry Barrat

70 2013 Independent Director

William Bax

76 2006 Independent Director

David Coldman

72 2014 Independent Director

Frank English

74 2009 Independent Director

Kay McCurdy

69 2005 Independent Director

Christopher Miskel

45 2020 Independent Director

Ralph Nicoletti

62 2016 Independent Director

Norman Rosenthal

68 2008 Independent Director

Raymond Iardella

2018 Vice President, Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

J. Patrick Gallagher

Mr. J. Patrick Gallagher Jr. serves as Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Gallagher has spent his entire career with Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. in a variety of management positions, starting as a Production Account Executive in 1974, then serving as Vice President of Operations from 1985 to 1990, as President and Chief Operating Officer from 1990 to 1995, and as President and Chief Executive Officer since 1995. From 2011 to 2019, Mr. Gallagher served on the board of directors of InnerWorkings, Inc., a global, publicly traded provider of managed print, packaging and promotional solutions, where he was appointed to its compensation and nominating/governance committees. He serves on the Board of Trustees of the American Institute for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters and on the Board of Founding Directors of the International Insurance Foundation. Mr. Gallagher is the only member of management serving on the Board. His 45 years of experience with our company and 33 years of service on the Board, his deep knowledge of our company and the insurance industry and his extensive leadership experience greatly enhance the Board’s decision making and enable Mr. Gallagher to serve as a highly effective Chairman of the Board.

William Ziebell

Mr. William F. Ziebell is the Corporate Vice President and President of the company beginning in 2017. he served as CEO, Employee Benefits Consulting and Brokerage of the Company. Mr. Ziebell joined Gallagher in 2000, working as a Producer and Manager for the employee benefits consulting and brokerage operation in the Troy, Michigan office. In 2002, he assumed the role of Assistant Branch Manager for the operation’s Chicago branch, where he was named Branch Manager in 2003. He has managed the region since 2004, and was promoted from Executive Vice President, North Central Region to Chief Executive Officer in 2017. Mr. Ziebell began his career with Ernst & Young as a CPA, and has more than 25 years of sales and leadership experience. Throughout his career, he has led the way in centralizing and enhancing critical client services such as financial reporting and underwriting, wellness and employee communications. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Ill., and a Master of Business Administration in Marketing and Business Policy from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Douglas Howell

Mr. Douglas K. Howell is Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Vice President of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Mr. Howell has been Corporate Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since 2003.

Richard Cary

Mr. Richard C. Cary is Chief Accounting Officer, Controller of Arthur J Gallagher & Co. Mr. Cary has been Controller of Arthur J. Gallagher, since 1997, Chief Accounting Officer since 2001.

Christopher Mead

Mr. Christopher E. Mead serves as Chief Marketing Officer, Corporate Vice President of the Company. Prior to that, he served as Vice President of Corporate Marketing, Advertising and Business Communications forChicago-based CNA Financial Group, an insurance holding company. In addition, Mead has held various marketing leadership positions within marketing/advertising agencies serving clients in the sports entertainment, restaurant, retail and healthcare industries. He earned his MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management in Evanston, Illinois, and is a graduate ofKeene State CollegeinKeene, New Hampshire.

Walter Bay

Joel Cavaness

Thomas Gallagher

Mr. Thomas Joseph Gallagher is Corporate Vice President, Chairman - International Brokerage Operation, President- Retail Property/Casualty Brokerage Operation of the Company. He was Corporate Vice President since 2001 Chairman - International Brokerage Operation from 2010-2016.

Scott Hudson

Susan Pietrucha

David Johnson

Mr. David S. Johnson is an Lead Independent Director of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Mr. Johnson has served as Chief Executive Officer of North America for Aryzta AG, a publicly traded global food business, since January 2018, where he also serves on the company’s group executive committee. From 2009 to 2017, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Americas for Barry Callebaut AG, the world’s largest manufacturer of cocoa and chocolate products, where he also served on the global executive committee. Mr. Johnson served as President and Chief Executive Officer, and as a member of the board, of Michael Foods, Inc., a food processor and distributor, from 2008 to 2009, and as Michael Foods’ President and Chief Operating Officer from 2007 to 2008. From 1986 to 2006, Mr. Johnson served in a variety of senior management roles at Kraft Foods Global, Inc., a global food and beverage company, most recently as President of Kraft Foods North America, and as a member of Kraft Foods’ Management Committee. Prior to that, he held senior positions in marketing, strategy, operations, procurement and general management at Kraft Foods. Mr. Johnson’s qualifications to serve on our Board and as Lead Director include his experience as a senior executive of global businesses and his knowledge of corporate governance and executive compensation best practices.

Sherry Barrat

Ms. Sherry S. Barrat serves as Independent Director of the Company. Gallagher & Co. Ms. Barrat retired in 2012 as Vice Chairman of Northern Trust Corporation, a global financial holding company headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. She assumed the role of Vice Chairman in March 2011. From 2006 to 2011, Ms. Barrat served as Global President of Northern Trust’s personal financial services business, which provides asset management, fiduciary, estate and financial planning, and private banking services to individuals and families around the world. During her 22-year career at Northern Trust, Ms. Barrat served in various other leadership roles and as a member of the Northern Trust Management Committee. Since 1998, Ms. Barrat has served as a director of NextEra Energy, Inc., one of the largest publicly traded electric power companies in the United States, where she serves on the compensation and finance/investment committees. Since 2013, Ms. Barrat has also served as an independent trustee or director of certain Prudential Insurance mutual funds, where she serves on the investment review, governance & nominating and compliance committees. Ms. Barrat’s qualifications to serve on our Board and chair our Compensation Committee include her executive management, operational and financial experience, in particular her deep understanding of the financial services industry and her experience leading a global client service and sales organization.

William Bax

Mr. William L. Bax is an Independent Director of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Mr. Bax was Managing Partner of the Chicago office of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), an international accounting, auditing and consulting firm, from 1997 until his retirement in 2003, and was a partner in the firm for 26 years. Mr. Bax previously served as a director of Sears, Roebuck & Co., a publicly traded retail company, from 2003 to 2005; Andrew Corporation, a publicly traded communications products company, from 2006 to 2007; and mutual fund companies Northern Funds/Northern Institutional Funds, from 2006 to 2018. Mr. Bax’s qualifications to serve on our Board and chair our Audit Committee include his 26 years as a partner and six years as head of PwC’s Chicago office, his tenure on the boards of two public companies and his experience advising public companies on accounting and disclosure issues.

David Coldman

Mr. David John Coldman is Independent Director of Company. Mr. Coldman began his career at WT Greig, a reinsurance broker. In 1988, he became Managing Director and in 1996 was appointed Chairman of The Benfield Group, the world’s leading independent reinsurance and risk intermediary, until its acquisition by Aon Corporation in 2008. From 2001 to 2006, Mr. Coldman served as Deputy Chairman and a Member of Council of Lloyd’s of London. He is also a past Chairman of Brit PLC, a publicly traded global specialty insurer and reinsurer, from 1996 to 2000, and Omega Insurance Holdings Limited, a publicly traded insurance and reinsurance group, from 2010 to 2012. Mr. Coldman served as the non-executive Chairman of Roodlane Medical Ltd., a privately held healthcare services provider, from 2007 to 2011. A U.K. citizen, Mr. Coldman was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2017, for “services to business, young people, and charity.” Mr. Coldman’s qualifications to serve on our Board include his international insurance industry knowledge, his experience within the Lloyd’s and London marketplaces, and his experience with public company matters and mergers and acquisitions.

Frank English

Mr. Frank E. English, Jr., is an Independent Director of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. From 1976 to 2009, Mr. English served in various senior roles at Morgan Stanley, a multinational investment bank and financial services company, finishing his tenure there as Managing Director and Vice Chairman of Investment Banking. Since 2012, Mr. English has served on the board of directors of Cboe Global Markets, a publicly traded holding company for various securities exchanges, including the largest options exchange in the United States, where he serves on the finance and strategy, nominating and governance, and compensation committees. From 2010 to 2019, Mr. English served as either a board member or board adviser of Tower International, Inc., a publicly traded global automotive components manufacturer. From 2011 to 2017, Mr. English also served as a senior advisor to W.W. Grainger, a publicly traded broad-based distributor of industrial maintenance, repair and operations supplies. Mr. English’s qualifications to serve on our Board include his extensive investment banking expertise, particularly in the areas of capital planning, strategy development, financing and liquidity management.

Kay McCurdy

Ms. Kay W. McCurdy is an Independent Director of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Ms. McCurdy practiced corporate and finance law from 1975 to 2019 at the law firm of Locke Lord LLP, where she was a partner from 1983 to 2012 and Of Counsel from 2012 to 2019. She served on the firm’s Executive Committee from 2004 to 2006. During her career as a corporate and finance attorney, Ms. McCurdy represented numerous companies on a wide range of matters, including financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, executive compensation and corporate governance. Ms. McCurdy served as a director of Trek Bicycle Corporation, a leading bicycle manufacturer, from 1998 to 2007. In recognition of her ongoing commitment to director education and boardroom excellence, the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) has named Ms. McCurdy a NACD Governance Fellow every year since 2010. She is also a director of the Chicago chapter of NACD. Ms. McCurdy’s qualifications to serve on our Board and chair the Nominating/Governance Committee include her experience advising companies regarding legal, public disclosure, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions and executive compensation issues.

Christopher Miskel

Mr. Christopher Miskel serves as Independent Director of the Company. Since 2017, Mr. Miskel has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Versiti, Inc., one of the largest independent blood products supply companies in the United States. From 2013 to 2017, Mr. Miskel served in senior management roles at Baxter International Inc., a publicly traded healthcare company, Baxalta Incorporated, which spun off from Baxter in July 2015, and Shire plc, which acquired Baxalta in June 2016. During this period, Mr. Miskel served as Vice President, U.S. BioScience National Accounts from 2013 to 2014, as Vice President, Plasma Strategy and New Product Development from 2014 to 2015, and as Head – Global Immunology from 2015 to 2017. Prior to 2013, he served in roles of increasing responsibility at Eli Lilly and Company, a publicly traded healthcare company. His tenure at Lilly included management experience in Australia and New Zealand. Mr. Miskel also currently serves as a member of the Medical College of Wisconsin Board of Trustees, the Board of Directors of the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center, and on the Executive Committee of the Board of Blood Centers of America. Mr. Miskel’s qualifications to serve on our Board include his senior executive experience, his involvement in setting strategy for large businesses such as Lilly, Baxter, Baxalta and Shire, his extensive sales and marketing experience, and his knowledge of the healthcare industry and related privacy and cybersecurity issues.

Ralph Nicoletti

Mr. Ralph J. Nicoletti is Independent Director of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Mr. Nicoletti has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of The AZEK Company LLC, a building products company, since January 2019. Mr. Nicoletti served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Newell Brands, Inc., a publicly traded consumer goods company, from June 2016 to December 2018, and as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Tiffany & Co., a publicly traded jewelry business, from April 2014 to May 2016. Prior to joining Tiffany, Mr. Nicoletti was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Cigna Corporation, a publicly traded global health services and insurance company, from 2011 to 2013; and of Alberto Culver, Inc., a publicly traded manufacturer and distributor of beauty products, from 2007 to 2011. Prior to that, Mr. Nicoletti held a number of financial management positions at Kraft Foods, Inc., finishing his tenure there as Senior Vice President of Corporate Audit. Mr. Nicoletti’s qualifications to serve on our Board include his experience as a senior executive of global businesses, his deep financial management expertise and his experience managing privacy and cybersecurity issues.

Norman Rosenthal

Dr. Norman L. Rosenthal, Ph.D., is an Independent Director of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Since 1996, Dr. Rosenthal has been President of Norman L. Rosenthal & Associates, Inc., a management consulting firm that specializes in the property and casualty insurance industry. He is also an affiliated partner of Lindsay Goldberg LLC, a private equity firm. Dr. Rosenthal served on the board and as a member of the compensation committee of National Interstate Corporation, a publicly traded insurance company specializing in commercial transportation exposures, from June 2015 until it was acquired by another insurance company in November 2016. He currently serves on the board of The Plymouth Rock Company, a privately held group of auto and homeowners’ insurance companies, as well as that of its subsidiary, Plymouth Rock Management Company of New Jersey. Prior to 1996, Dr. Rosenthal spent 15 years practicing in the property and casualty insurance industry at Morgan Stanley & Co., finishing his tenure there as Managing Director. Dr. Rosenthal holds a Ph.D. in Business and Applied Economics, with an insurance focus, from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Rosenthal has been named a NACD Leadership Fellow every year since 2017. Dr. Rosenthal’s qualifications to serve on our Board include his extensive experience in the insurance and finance industries, his experience as an investment analyst and his knowledge of enterprise risk management practices.

Raymond Iardella

Mr. Raymond Iardella is Vice President, Investor Relations of the company. Mr. Iardella spent the last 13 years in various roles within the insurance, equity research and asset management industries. Most recently, he was an analyst at Surveyor Capital where he covered the insurance brokers and underwriters. Previous to that, he held senior insurance analyst sell-side roles at both Macquarie Capital (USA) and Oppenheimer & Company. He began his insurance career at American International Group and holds a BA in Mathematics from The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA.