New York, September 27, 2012
Establishment of Advisory Council to Provide Insight and Innovation
Continuing efforts to support the government contractor community, Marsh, in collaboration with Rutherfoord, a Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC company, have established an Advisory Council of former military leaders within the firms’ Government Contracting Practices. The council will help guide the development of innovative, industry-leading risk and insurance solutions for this specialized business segment.
Lieutenant General Francis "Frank" Kearney (Ret.) and Major General James "Spider" Marks (Ret.), both United States Army, bring more than 65 years of US military leadership and insight to Marsh and Rutherfoord’s new Advisory Council. Its establishment comes on the heels of Marsh’s launch, in collaboration with Rutherfoord, of a new Defense Base Act (DBA) Center of Excellence. The DBA is the primary workers’ compensation vehicle for government contract workers laboring overseas.
“Addressing the specialized risk and insurance needs of the federal government contracting community requires innovative solutions and dedicated expertise,” said John Stanchina, President of Rutherfoord. “By tapping into the experience and knowledge of Lt. Gen. Kearney and Maj. Gen. Marks, clients will be better able to respond to global emerging threats and security issues ultimately putting them in a better position to negotiate more favorable terms and conditions with underwriters.”
Lt. Gen. Frank Kearney (Ret.) most recently served as Deputy Director for Strategic Operational Planning at the National Counter-Terrorism Center in Washington, D.C. Previously, Lt. Gen. Kearney was the Deputy Commander of the United States Special Operations Command in Tampa, Florida. Lt Gen. Kearney is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY; holds a Master’s in Education from the University of South Carolina; and is a graduate of the United States Army War College.
Maj. Gen. Marks is the former Commanding General, US Army Intelligence Center and was the senior intelligence officer for the 2003 liberation of Iraq. Since retirement from the US Army, he has led several companies; is a regular contributor to CNN, MSNBC, BBC and CBS; and serves an adjunct professor at Georgetown University. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, and holds a Master’s degree in International Affairs from the University of Virginia.
“Government contractors are operating in an increasingly challenging environment and need customized, innovative solutions to meet their particular needs,” said Joe McSweeny, president of Marsh’s US and Canada Division. “The addition of Lt. Gen. Kearney and Maj. Gen. Marks to our Government Contracting Practices is the next step in our commitment to serve the government contracting sector.”