Alliant Insurance Services, a specialty insurance brokerage firm, has appointed employee benefits professional Ray Gallagher as senior vice president in the firm's Los Angeles office.

With over 20 years of benefits experience, and a track record of driving significant growth in employee benefits brokerage and consulting, Gallagher will be responsible for business development and client services at Alliant, with a focus on middle and large account market segments.

His diverse industry experience includes government service contractors, healthcare, education, legal services, retail, hospitality, and real estate.

Gallagher comes to Alliant after serving as vice president in the Los Angeles office of a major insurance brokerage company, where he was a member of the national benefits leadership team.

Previous to that, he was a national accounts producer for CIGNA HealthCare in Southern California and New York.

Alliant provides property and casualty, workers’ compensation, employee benefits, surety, and financial products and services to some 20,000 clients nationwide, including public entities, tribal nations, healthcare, energy, law firms, real estate, construction, and other industry groups.