People: Willis Group Holdings PLC (WSH)
18 Jun 2013
Mr. Joseph J. Plumeri was Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Willis Group Holdings PLC., effective July 7, 2013. He is no longer Chief Executive Officer of the Company, effective January 6, 2013. Joe Plumeri is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Willis Group Holdings plc. Joe has been a in the insurance industry in an era of unprecedented change. St. John's University School of Risk Management named Joe 2006 Insurance Leader of the Year. In 2009 and 2010, he was named to Treasury & Risk magazine's list of "100 Most Influential People in Finance." Prior to joining Willis, Joe had a 32-year career at Citigroup and its predecessor companies as CEO of Citibank North America. He also served as Chairman and CEO of Travelers Primerica Financial Services, Vice Chairman of the Travelers Group, and President and Managing Partner of Shearson Lehman Brothers. Joe has been honored by numerous civic and philanthropic organizations, including the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation in 2009 and by the Jackie Robinson Foundation in 2010 for his career achievements. He was named Grand Marshal for the 2011 New York City Columbus Day Parade. He currently serves on the boards of the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, Mount Sinai Medical Center, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, the Jackie Robinson Foundation, Carnegie Hall and the Churchill Centre and Museum at the Cabinet War Rooms in London. A sports fan and lifelong athlete, Joe was Commissioner of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority from 1997 to 2004. He also is co-owner of two New Jersey minor league baseball teams - the Trenton Thunder, the Double-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, and the Lakewood BlueClaws, the Single-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies. Joe received his Bachelor of Arts degree in history and education from The College of William and Mary and attended New York Law School. William & Mary awarded Joe an Honorary Doctor of Public Service in 2011.
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