Lockton Pacific names new VP

Lockton Pacific names new VP

Lockton has announced the appointment of Dan Urias as vice president and producer for Lockton Pacific. In his new role, Urias will work to grow its presence in Orange County, California, and the Inland Empire.

Urias joins Lockton Pacific at a time when companies face ongoing challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including increased litigation aimed at directors and officers and growing cyber risks due to remote workforces.

“Navigating these uncertain times calls for expert advice, innovation, flexibility and client-first approaches to managing risk,” Urias, said. “As part of the world’s largest privately held brokerage that puts clients above all else, my team and I have the independence, flexibility, speed and efficiency to do what’s right for our clients. That means providing unfiltered advice and being proactive with forward-thinking strategies and resources they need to emerge from the pandemic stronger and better.”

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Urias has more than a decade of experience. Prior to joining Lockton, he served as a producer at Marsh & McLennan Agency – West, where he led the construction practice group in Orange County and Los Angeles. Urias was also recognized as one of IBA’s 2020 Hot 100.

“We are thrilled that a professional of Dan’s caliber is joining our team,” said Greg Barnes, president of Lockton Greater Los Angeles. “Supported by our entrepreneurial culture, Dan’s determination, integrity and passion for client service will continue to build our presence and bolster our long-term success in the region.”

“Dan’s resolve to stay 10 steps ahead of clients’ emerging needs will be a tremendous asset for companies looking for a partner who will proactively manage their risk in today’s volatile environment,” said Nate Mundy, COO of Lockton Pacific. “His ability to advise clients on complex risk, cultivate new ideas and solve problems efficiently will drive uncommon results for our clients.”