Deputy Co-Chair, Global Specialty and Head of Energy, Power & Mining
Mr. Pierce joined JLT's U.S. retail
operation as its Chairman in 2014. JLT Specialty USA the U.S. platform of JLT
Group, which is one of the leading insurance brokerage firms in the world, and
specializes in the lines of business and industries with which Mr. Pierce has
been involved throughout his career.
A graduate of Kenyon College and
the Program for Management Development at Harvard Business School, Jim began
his insurance career in 1978 as a marine insurance broker at Johnson &
Higgins in New York. He subsequently joined the marine and energy department of
Marsh & McLennan in New York, and soon transferred to London to lead a
liaison office for that firm. Two years later, he moved to Houston to lead the
marine & energy group in the Southwest Region. Mr. Pierce joined Energy
Insurance International in 1986, where he ultimately became manager of the
marine & energy division in addition to his duties as an executive
committee member. Following the acquisition of Energy Insurance by Aon in 1995,
he rose to the position of Managing Director of Aon Natural Resources, where he
was responsible for Aon’s marine and natural resource insurance practices in
the U.S. He held various corporate management positions in addition to his role
as Account Executive for a number of Aon’s major energy industry clients.
In 2006, Mr. Pierce rejoined Marsh
to lead its global marine and energy operations. This role was expanded in 2012
to include global responsibilities for that company's aviation, construction,
energy, infrastructure, marine, power, and rail industry practices.
Mr. Pierce also serves as Chairman
of the Board of I Am Waters Foundation (http://iamwaters.com/), a unique organization focused on delivering physical and spiritual
hydration to the homeless population in the U.S. Mr. Pierce also serves on the
Executive Committee of the Chancellor’s Council at the University of Texas, and
on the Board of the Parent Leadership Society at the University of Colorado.