JLT Specialty Insurance Services (JLT Specialty USA), a US subsidiary of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group (JLT) announced the appointment of Joe Addison as Executive Vice President and member of the U.S. Executive Committee.

Addison will be based in Atlanta where he will oversee the U.S. Entertainment and Hospitality practice and will also be responsible for leading the development and growth of JLT Specialty USA in the southern US.

"We are privileged and delighted to welcome Joe to the JLT Specialty USA family," said Michael Rice, Chief Executive Officer of JLT Specialty USA. "We are energized by the launch of our U.S. Entertainment and Hospitality practice under Joe’s leadership."

"It’s an honor to have such a tremendous talent join the JLT Specialty USA family," added Jim Pierce, Chairman of JLT Specialty USA. "We look forward to Joe providing our clients with new approaches and solutions to the most complex risks and challenges."

Addison comes to JLT Specialty USA from Aon where he served as CEO of the Entertainment Practice, a global business serving many of the leading entertainment, sports, media and hospitality companies.

He became CEO of the practice in 2007 after overseeing the merger between Aon/Albert G. Ruben’s Sports and Recreation Specialty practice — a division that Addison started — and the Entertainment Group. Addison brings to JLT 25 years of experience and holds a B.B.A. degree from the University of South Carolina and is a graduate of the world renowned INSEAD program for managers.

JLT Specialty USA provides core capabilities in the key industry specialty areas of Aerospace, Construction, Energy, Entertainment and Hospitality, Private Equity, Real Estate, and Technology and key product specialty areas of D&O, Cyber, E&O, Credit, Political and Security Risks, Environmental and Transactional Liability.

Jardine Lloyd Thompson is one of the world’s leading providers of insurance, reinsurance and employee benefits-related advice, brokerage and associated services. JLT’s client proposition is built upon its deep specialist knowledge, client advocacy, tailored advice and service excellence.