Jim Pierce

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.