William Gallagher Hires Employee Benefits Exec

May 5, 2011 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - William Gallagher Associates (WGA) announced that James Kinney has joined the firm as a Senior Vice President.

He will be heading the large account initiative in the firm’s Employee Benefits Practice.   

According to the announcement, Kinney joins WGA from Frank Crystal & Company where he was the Managing Executive for the West Region. Prior to that he was the President & CEO of USI Consulting Group. He has also held senior positions with Mercer Human Resources Consulting, Sedgwick Noble Lowndes and KPMG.   

Kinney is a graduate of BU School of Law, Quinnipiac University, and State University of New York.   

William Gallagher Associates is a provider of insurance brokerage, risk management and employee benefits services to companies with complex risks, within industries that include high technology, life sciences, financial risks, healthcare services, energy, aviation and environmental services.  

More information is at http://www.wgains.com.