Lockton Insurance Brokers has named Lissa Thomson as senior vice president and chief consultant for its benefits group's Southern California operations. She will serve a role in driving new business development and providing senior support to Lockton benefits consultants region wide.

Ms Thomson will also continue in her present position as member to Lockton’s national Strategic Initiative Group. She will collaborate with and serve as a resource to Lockton benefits consultants and accounting teams in analyzing complex benefits needs of clients, and formulating creative strategies to evolve their programs.

She has 27 years of experience in executive positions at some of the consulting brokerage firms. Her experience include financial plan management and optimizing alternative benefit strategies including alternative delivery, consumerism, defined contribution, and cafeteria models.

Jim Czesak, chief operating officer of Southern California operations at Lockton Benefits Group, said: Lissa’s depth of experience as well as understanding and practical application of Lockton resources has been a decisive factor in helping our benefits consultants secure new business.

“Broadening her focus and leveraging her expertise regionally will further bolster new business production, increase value to clients, and generally support our initiatives.