Willis North America, a unit of Willis Group Holdings, the global insurance broker, has made a series of key appointments to expand its construction practice and deliver industry expertise across its platform.

As a part of this expansion, John Nissley has been appointed Practice Leader for Willis’ Construction Practice in Pennsylvania, where he will oversee the operations and administration of this team.

Nissley will also focus on business development and aligning resources to deliver quality solutions to clients. Nissley brings over 23 years of industry experience to the role.

Ron Phillips and Bryant Steele have each been appointed vice president of Willis Construction Practice and will focus on business development in the Midwest region, where they will be responsible for creating innovative risk management programs and delivering quality solutions to clients.

Paul Becker has been appointed senior claims consultant, Willis Strategic Outcomes Practice. In this role,he will provide construction clients technical and strategic risk consulting to assist in managing losses.

Brian Sena has been appointed account executive, Willis Construction Practice and is responsible for account management on key construction accounts in Northern California.

Joel Cannon has been appointed surety manager for Willis’ Construction practice in the Gulf Region. He is responsible for managing Surety Service teams in Birmingham, Mobile and New Orleans, while expanding Willis’ Surety presence in Alabama.

Patrick Conroy has been appointed senior vice president of Risk Control where he will serve as part of Willis’ Strategic Outcomes Practice in the South Region.