John O’Connor and Bill Crowley have joined Lockton Companies as senior vice presidents in its new office.” John and Bill are two highly regarded benefits consulting professionals who will help our clients make intelligent business decisions as they face the ongoing challenges of health reform and rising benefits costs,” said Tom Schaffler, president of Lockton’s Chicago operations.
O’Connor was with Aon Hewitt and its predecessor consulting firm, Hewitt Associates, for more than 24 years. He has expertise in health and welfare plans, global human resources issues, pension and retirement programs, and strategic planning. At Lockton, O’Connor will be responsible for business development and client strategy. He holds an M.B.A. from University of Warwick (Coventry, England) and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He also holds a bachelor’s degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Crowley has been a principal and client manager in Mercer’s Milwaukee office for the past six years. He has more than 20 years working as an employee benefits and human resources adviser. At Lockton, he will be responsible for business development and advising clients on benefits and compensation strategy, design, funding, and administration. Crowley received his bachelor’s degree from Boston College and an M.B.A. from Loyola University of Chicago. He also studied at the Institut fur Europaische Studien in Vienna, Austria. Crowley holds a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist designation.