Joe Addison

Executive Vice President
Entertainment and Hospitality Practice


Joe is the Entertainment and Hospitality Practice leader for JLT Specialty USA.  As such, he is responsible for the development of the overall practice, including developing new client relationships, innovating products, creating a platform for overall client service, and assisting with bringing greater connectivity between all Entertainment disciplines throughout the JLT worldwide footprint.

Prior to joining JLT, Joe served as CEO of the Global Entertainment Practice at Aon. He became CEO of the practice in 2007 after overseeing the merger between Aon/Albert G. Ruben’s Sports and Recreation Specialty practice—a division that Joe started. Joe had more than 26 years of specialty area experience at Aon.
Joe’s specialty experience within entertainment and hospitality includes film and television, gaming, media, ski, sports and leisure, large events and resorts.  In addition to those subsectors of the industry, Joe has extensive knowledge and experience in contingency products that include non-appearance/cancelation, prize indemnity and other uniquely insurable promotional events and/or products.

Joe received a dual degree in Marketing and Management from the University of South Carolina and was a 4 year letterman in football.