Arthur J Gallagher, a provider of insurance brokerage, risk management and related services, has announced the acquisition of Powell Insurance Agency in Metairie, Louisiana.

Bennett Powell and his staff will continue to operate in their Metairie, Louisiana location under the direction of Mitchel Brashier, mid-south regional vice president of Gallagher’s brokerage service retail division.

Patrick Gallagher, chairman, president and CEO of Arthur J Gallagher, said: With almost 60 years of insurance industry experience, Powell Insurance Agency has a history of creating innovative product and service capabilities for their clients’ special needs.

It’s this dedication to service combined with their depth of industry knowledge and specialized focus that makes Powell an outstanding merger partner. They will be a terrific addition to our mid-south region, and we are extremely pleased to welcome Ben and his associates to our growing Gallagher family of professionals.