Financial Services >> CEO Interviews >> June 28, 1999

J. Patrick Gallagher Jr. – Arthur J. Gallagher & Co

J. PATRICK GALLAGHER, JR. is President and CEO of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., the world's fourth largest insurance broker, with a network of producers, consultants, financial specialists and third-party administrators in more than 200 offices in seven countries and correspondent brokers in 100 countries. Mr. Gallagher began his career with the company in 1974, as a Production Account Executive and was promoted to Vice President-Operations in 1985. In 1990, he was named President and COO and in 1995, was appointed Chief Executive Officer by the Board of Directors. In addition to his corporate responsibilities, Mr. Gallagher is a Director of Boys Hope/Girls Hope, a charitable organization serving disadvantaged children in the Chicago area. He is also on the Board of Advisors for Catholic Charities. He additionally serves on the Board of Founding Directors of the International Insurance Foundation and is a member of The Economic Club of Chicago. Mr. Gallagher holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government from Cornell University. Profile
TWST: First, start us off with a bit of a background summary, enough to

put us into context and tell us what you see as your company and what

you see as your business today.

Mr. Gallagher: