Lockton recruits Willis SVP

Exec was president of Direct General for almost three years

Global insurance brokerage Lockton has again added to its local presence with the hiring of former Willis, Direct General and First Acceptance executive Jim Dickson.

Dickson has joined Lockton's Cool Springs office as a vice president, client advisor and business development executive in risk management and commercial insurance. He had spent the previous four years as a senior VP at Willis and before that was president and a board member at Direct General as well as a senior VP at First Acceptance. Dickson specializes in risk management — with a focus on directors and officers liability insurance and errors and omissions coverage — and business development for large and middle-market companies in the health care, manufacturing, financial services and restaurant sectors.

“Jim has a successful track record in our industry, both within the Nashville business community and the broader southern region,” said Kevin McDaniel, president and CEO of Lockton’s Nashville operation. “These days, clients need more guidance and resources than ever before. Lockton’s client-focused business model attracted Jim to this opportunity and we are thrilled to have him on our Nashville team.”

Lockton, which is headquartered in Kansas City, earlier this year also recruited veteran executives from the local operations of Marsh and Alliant.