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Arthur J Gallagher & Co (AJG.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

J. Patrick Gallagher

65 2006 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Douglas Howell

55 2003 Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Vice President

James Durkin

67 2017 Chairman, Employee Benefits Consulting and Brokerage

James Gault

64 2017 Chairman, Brokerage Services

William Ziebell

54 2017 CEO, Employee Benefits Consulting and Brokerage

Richard Cary

55 2003 Chief Accounting Officer, Controller

Christopher Mead

2017 Chief Marketing Officer

Walter Bay

53 2007 Corporate Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Joel Cavaness

54 2000 Corporate Vice President, President - Wholesale Brokerage Operation

Thomas Gallagher

58 2017 Corporate Vice President, Chairman - International Brokerage Operation, President- Retail Property/Casualty Brokerage Operation

Scott Hudson

55 2010 Corporate Vice President, President - Risk Management Operation

Raymond Iardella

2016 Vice President - Investor Relations

Susan Pietrucha

49 2007 Corporate Vice President, Chief Human Resource Officer

Sherry Barrat

67 2013 Independent Director

William Bax

73 2006 Independent Director

David Coldman

69 2014 Independent Director

Frank English

71 2009 Independent Director

Elbert Hand

77 2002 Independent Director

David Johnson

61 2003 Independent Director

Kay McCurdy

66 2005 Independent Director

Ralph Nicoletti

59 2016 Independent Director

Norman Rosenthal

65 2008 Independent Director

Marsha Akin

Director - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

J. Patrick Gallagher

Mr. J. Patrick Gallagher, Jr., is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Arthur J Gallagher & Co. 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. In 2011, Mr. Gallagher joined the board of directors of InnerWorkings, Inc., a publicly traded global provider of managed print, packaging and promotional solutions, and was appointed to its compensation and nominating/governance committees. He also 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.

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.

James Durkin

Mr. James W. Durkin, Jr., is Chairman, Employee Benefits Consulting and Brokerage of the Company. He joined Gallagher as an Employee Benefits Account Executive in 1976. He assumed responsibility for the Employee Benefits sales team in Chicago in 1982 and was promoted to President of Gallagher’s Benefit Consulting and Brokerage operations in 1985. Mr. Durkin began his career with the Travelers Insurance Company in Hartford, Conn., as a Field Representative in the Group Division. He is actively involved with Notre Dame College Prep, a private Catholic boys’ high school in Niles, Ill., and currently sits on the school’s President’s Advisory Council.

James Gault

Mr. James S. Gault is Chairman, Brokerage Services of the Company. Mr. Gault joined Gallagher in 1974 as a commercial property/casualty producer after participating in the company’s summer internship program during his college years. In 1981, he was promoted to Area Vice President of the Chicago Branch, responsible for building a Commercial Sales Unit. Over the ensuing two decades, he was promoted to a succession of branch, regional and divisional management positions. He was named Executive Vice President in 2001, and one year later he was named President of Retail Property/Casualty Brokerage. In November is 2016, he was promoted to Chairman of Gallagher's global Brokerage Services division. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Washington University, St. Louis.

William Ziebell

Mr. William F. Ziebell is 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.

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 is Chief Marketing Officer 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

Mr. Joel D. Cavaness is Corporate Vice President, President - Wholesale Brokerage Operation of the company.

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, Chairman - International Brokerage Operation from 2010-2016.

Scott Hudson

Mr. Scott R. Hudson is Corporate Vice President, President - Risk Management Operation of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., since 2010.

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.

Susan Pietrucha

Ms. Susan E. Pietrucha is Corporate Vice President, Chief Human Resource Officer of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., since 2007.

Sherry Barrat

Ms. Sherry S. Barrat is the Independent Director of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., effective July 25, 2013. 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 is currently Lead Director, Chair of the Governance & Nominating Committee and a member of the Audit Committee. Since 2013, Ms. Barrat has also served as an independent trustee or director of certain Prudential Insurance mutual funds.

William Bax

Mr. William L. Bax is an Independent Director of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., since 2006. 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. He currently serves as a director and audit committee chair of several affiliated mutual fund companies (Northern Funds and Northern Institutional Funds since 2005, and Northern Multi-Manager Funds since 2006). Mr. Bax previously served as a director of Sears Roebuck & Co., a publicly traded retail company, from 2003 to 2005, and Andrew Corporation, a publicly traded communications products company, from 2006 to 2007.

David Coldman

Mr. David John Coldman is Independent Director of Company. Mr. Coldman began his career working for 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 at the time, 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 has also been 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 non-publicly traded healthcare services provider, from 2007 to 2011.

Frank English

Mr. Frank E. English, Jr., is an Independent Director of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., since 2009. Mr. English serves on the board of directors and audit committee of Tower International, Inc., a publicly traded global automotive components manufacturer, where he has been a board member or board advisor since 2010. Since 2012, Mr. English has also served on the board of directors and the finance and strategy committee, and since 2013 on the compensation committee, of CBOE Holdings, Inc., a publicly traded holding company for various securities exchanges, including the largest U.S. options exchange. Since 2011, Mr. English has been a Senior Advisor to W.W. Grainger, a publicly traded broad-based distributor of industrial maintenance, repair and operations supplies. From 1976 to 2009, Mr. English served in various senior roles at Morgan Stanley, most recently as Managing Director and Vice Chairman of Investment Banking. Following his retirement in 2009, Mr. English served as a Senior Advisor at Morgan Stanley & Co. until 2011. The Board greatly benefits from Mr. English’s extensive investment banking expertise, particularly in the areas of capital planning, strategy development, financing and liquidity management.

Elbert Hand

Mr. Elbert O. Hand is an Independent Director of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., since 2002. Mr. Hand is the managing member of Alister MacKenzie Apparel, LLC, a manufacturer and distributor of sports and dress apparel, which he co-founded in 2016. Prior to that, he was Chairman of the Board of Hartmarx Corporation, a publicly traded apparel marketing and manufacturing company, from 1992 to 2004, and served as a member of Hartmarx’s board from 1984 to 2010. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Hartmarx from 1992 to 2002 and as President and Chief Operating Officer from 1987 to 1992. From 1982 to 1989, Mr. Hand also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Hartmarx’s Men’s Apparel Group. Mr. Hand was a director of Austin Reed Group PLC, a U.K.-based apparel company, from 1995 to 2002, and served as an advisor to the board for a number of years after 2002. From 2010 to 2011, Mr. Hand served as a member of the board and non-executive Chairman of Environmental Solutions Worldwide, Inc., a publicly traded manufacturer and marketer of environmental control technologies.

David Johnson

Mr. David S. Johnson is an Independent Director of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., since 2003. Mr. Johnson has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Americas for Barry Callebaut AG, the world’s largest manufacturer of cocoa and chocolate products, since 2009. He is also a member of Barry Callebaut’s 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.

Kay McCurdy

Ms. Kay W. McCurdy is an Independent Director of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., since 2005. Since 1975, Ms. McCurdy has practiced corporate and finance law at the law firm of Locke Lord LLP, where she has been Of Counsel since 2012 and was a partner from 1983 to 2012. 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.

Ralph Nicoletti

Mr. Ralph J. Nicoletti is Director of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Since April 2014, Mr. Nicoletti has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Newell Brands, Inc., a publicly traded consumer goods company, since June 2016. From April 2014 to May 2016, Mr. Nicoletti served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Tiffany & Co., the publicly traded jeweler. 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.

Norman Rosenthal

Dr. Norman L. Rosenthal, Ph.D., is an Independent Director of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., since 2008. 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 Lindsey 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 private company board of The Plymouth Rock Company, a 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. In addition, in 2016, the NACD named Dr. Rosenthal a Leadership Fellow.

Marsha Akin