Lockton, an independent insurance broker, has appointed Steven Kjar as the new vice president and retirement plan producer for its operations in San Francisco.

In his new role, Mr Kjar will be based in Lockton’s San Francisco office and will have a lead role in expanding the company’s business in the San Francisco Bay Area and throughout the western region.

Previously, Mr Kjar has held many key business development and management roles during his career. Pior to joining Lockton, he was most recently a regional vice president at Diversified Investment Advisors.

Adam McDonough, president and CEO of Lockton’s San Francisco operations, said: “Steven brings a wealth of experience and strong relationships in the retirement plan marketplace. He is outstanding at structuring custom, cost-effective retirement solutions for clients of all sizes.

“We believe our clients will see great results from Steven’s innovative solutions and we are happy to have him as part of Lockton’s team.”