Lockton Companies, a Kansas City-based firm specializing in insurance, risk management and employee benefits, has expanded its Florida office with the addition of Ed Rivas as account executive.

In his new role, Rivas will manage existing clients, working with middle market accounts and assisting with new Florida office.

Before joining Lockton, he spent 11 years as director of Human Resources and Safety for Arch Aluminum and Glass, where he oversaw 2,000 employees within 28 company locations.

Rivas has 29 years of experience in employee benefits, human resources and risk management and assisted clients in all aspects of employee benefits and spent 18 years as an insurance carrier representative and independent insurance broker.

Lockton offers risk management services, commercial property/casualty insurance, surety bonds, merger and acquisition support, and employee benefit planning services.

The company operates from about 20 domestic offices and 30 international offices in Latin America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.