Kevin Stokes to lead new division

Reinsurance broker Guy Carpenter has formed a dedicated Florida business unit and appointed Kevin Stokes to run it.

Stokes, previously a member of Guy Carpenter's Client Strategy Team, will report to Chris McKeown, president and CEO of Guy Carpenter's North America broking operations.

According to the broker, the new Florida division will address the increasingly complex needs of Florida-based companies and the dynamic nature of the state's insurance and reinsurance markets.

“Our new Florida business unit underscores our continued commitment to this region and will allow us to better serve our Florida clients," McKeown said in a statement. "Based in Tampa, Kevin will provide strong leadership for this important market. He will ensure that Guy Carpenter continues to deliver innovative solutions and technology to clients while representing their best interests in the ongoing industry dialogue around Florida issues.”