Beecher Carlson Expands National Healthcare Practice

August 27, 2019

ATLANTA (August 28, 2019) – Beecher Carlson Insurance Services, LLC (“Beecher Carlson”), a specialized large account insurance broker, announces the expansion of its National Healthcare Practice with the addition of industry veterans Shawn Smith, Kevin Junod, and Nick McKloskey. Smith will be located in Maitland, Florida, Junod will be located in Conshocken, PA, and McKloskey will be located in Atlanta, GA. Smith and Junod will report to Berni Bussell, National Healthcare Practice Leader. McKloskey will report to Ron Taylor, Senior Managing Director.

“We are thrilled to welcome Shawn, Kevin, and Nick,” comments Berni Bussell, Beecher Carlson’s National Healthcare Practice Leader. “They not only bring valuable industry insight, expertise, and experience to our practice, but their creativity, resiliency, passion, and leadership are invaluable assets for our clients and our teammates.”

Smith has also been appointed to Senior Managing Director – South Region Healthcare Leader. Prior to joining Beecher Carlson, Smith served as Senior Vice President and Healthcare Practice Leader – Florida with a global risk management and insurance brokerage company. He led and oversaw business development and client service for Florida healthcare clients and prospect. Over his 30-year career, Smith has specialized in delivering tailored solutions to healthcare clients. He holds a degree in Economics from Villanova University.

With more than 30 years of experience, Junod has been appointed to Senior Managing Director – North Region Healthcare Leader. Skilled in insurance, risk management, and alternative risk, Junod provides innovative insurance and risk management solutions to clients in the healthcare, pharmacy, and manufacturing/services industries. He joined Beecher Carlson from a global insurance brokerage, where he served as Managing Director and Regional Healthcare Practice Leader. In this role he was responsible for leading business strategy and client services. Junod holds a BBA in Business / Risk Management and Insurance from Temple University.

McKloskey has been appointed to Senior Vice President – Healthcare. McKloskey joins Beecher Carlson from a global insurer where he served as Regional Vice President of Distribution & Specialty Products responsible for the market management and regional execution of specialty products. With more than 15 years of experience, he specializes in regional, national, and key account management. McKloskey holds a BBA in Risk Management and Insurance from the University of Georgia.

About Beecher Carlson

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