Lockton Companies, an insurance broker, has named Kevin McDaniel as new president of its St Louis, Missouri office. He succeeds Whity Meyer, who has been named chairman of the company.

Mr McDaniel joined Lockton more than 10 years ago as a producer and most recently has been an executive vice president and member of the executive committee. He assumes his new role immediately. In his new capacity as president, Mr McDaniel will continue to manage his client relationships while heading the executive committee and leading the St Louis office.

Mr Meyer founded the Lockton St Louis operation in 1984 and will continue as the chairman, serving clients and working as a member of the executive committee.

John Lumelleau, president and CEO of Lockton, said: Kevin McDaniel has the vision to serve our clients, lead our Associates and guide our St. Louis operation to the next level. For more than two decades, Whity Meyer has provided outstanding entrepreneurial leadership for Lockton’s St Louis operations, positioning our company for long-term success.