New marine appointments at Lockton

Leading international independent broker Lockton has named six executives in Houston to key roles in its expanding Energy and Marine risk management practice.

Tim Woodard will serve as Senior Vice President and Director of Energy and Marine. He has been with Lockton for 18 months after more than a decade of risk management and legal experience at McDermott International, a global energy services company.

Mike O’Reilly has been named a Senior Advisor to the Energy and Marine team. He has more than 35 years of experience in the energy industry as an enterprise risk expert and risk manager, most recently as Vice President for Risk Management at Pride International.

James R. “Jimmy” Brooks has been named Director in the Energy and Marine team. Brooks is a long-time energy insurance professional including time as a broker, wholesaler, cover-holder and underwriter, starting with Global Special Risks (GSR) and leading the formation of Rockbridge Underwriting Agency and BCC Underwriting Catlin during the past 20 years.

Linda Skiles will take on new responsibilities as a key Strategic Broker Leader in the Energy and Marine team at Lockton. Skiles is a 15-year Lockton veteran with more

than 30 years of market and risk management experience throughout the energy sector.

Kevin Sisk is a new Senior Vice President—Account Executive in Lockton’s Energy and Marine group in Houston, working with clients on casualty insurance programs. He has been with Aon for the past 11 years.

Patrick Hedrick has joined Lockton as Senior Vice President—Account Executive, Hedrick joins Lockton after retiring from insurance broker Marsh as a Managing Director in 2015. He possesses more than 30 years of experience advising clients in energy, refining, real estate, and hospitality industries.