Esler Appointed Willis North America Energy Practice Leader

Willis Group Holdings announced that Loyd Esler has been appointed Energy practice leader in North America. Located in Houston, his primary focus will be to coordinate Willis’ energy operations in Houston, Calgary and New York and to promote organic business development across the continent. He will report to Phillip Ellis, Willis Energy chairman.

For the last two years, Esler has been managing partner for Willis’ Houston operation. In this role, Esler ran energy and non-energy operations, where he significantly increased revenue growth, while advancing client advocacy and enhancing recruitment efforts. The greater part of Esler’s 18-year insurance career has been focused on structuring and placing casualty insurance solutions for Fortune 1000 companies.

Prior to joining Willis in 2004, he spent five years at Marsh in various roles, including regional practice leader for the Private Equity/Mergers & Acquisitions division. He also spent eight years with Liberty Mutual in underwriting.

Source: Willis Group Holdings