Willis North America has appointment Sean McGroarty as National Surety Leader of Willis North America Construction Practice in abid to drive growth and align resources.

McGroarty will be responsible for directing Surety operations across the North American platform, lead a team of over 160 surety professionals and will work closely with regional teams.

In his new role, he will also focus on product innovation and carrier management to provide Willis’ clients with best surety solutions and will report to Rick Hawkinberry, CEO, Willis North America Construction Practice.

Prior to Willis, McGroarty served as senior vice president and head of International Surety with Zurich Financial Services.

With more than 20 years experience in the surety industry, McGroarty also held leadership roles at Liberty Mutual Group and St. Paul Companies based in New York.

Willis Surety Practice serves clients in over 80 countries and the construction practice consists of over 700 dedicated professionals in more than 70 offices, serving 12,000 clients in North America, including contractors, owners, construction professionals and design firms.