Lockton, an independent and privately owned insurance broker, has appointed Greg Cushard as the new vice president and producer, to expand presence in San Francisco.

In his new role, Cushard will help to expand the company’s presence in the San Francisco Bay Area and improve property, casualty and employee benefits with the addition of an energy and transportation practice.

Prior to joining Lockton, Cushard was president of a petroleum distribution company and founder of a fuel management services company focused on the transportation industry.

Lockton president and CEO of San Francisco operations Adam McDonough said that Greg brings experience and strong relationships in the energy and transportation industries and his knowledge of these businesses will provide creative solutions for all related clients.