Williams-Manny Insurance Group Joins Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

“We’ve always respected the work done by the people at Gallagher and admired their culture and the breadth of services they can deliver,” said Williams-Manny President Dan Ross. 

”Our merger will allow us to enhance the services we currently provide to our clients.”

Gallagher (www.ajg.com) is one of the world’s largest insurance brokerage and risk management firms, with operations in 33 countries. It offers client-service capabilities in more than 150 countries around the world through its own offices and a network of correspondent brokers and consultants.

"Williams-Manny has been a strong and respected competitor, and represents an outstanding geographic, strategic and cultural fit for Gallagher," said J. Patrick Gallagher Jr., Chairman, President and CEO of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. "I am thrilled to welcome Dan Ross, Tim Knauf, Randy Cooper, Dave Townsend, and all of their partners and associates to our growing Gallagher team of professionals."

Williams-Manny’s current management team and associates will continue to operate out of their Rockford, Wheaton and Freeport, Ill. offices.

“The best part about joining forces with Gallagher is that all of our clients will continue to receive local service, delivered by the same people they are working with today, but with access to enhanced tools, services and product offerings,” Ross said.  “We also will remain highly committed to the communities in which we live and work through continued charitable giving, sponsorships and the involvement of our highly dedicated team members.” 

Learn More About Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. by visiting ajg.com


Founded in Rockford in 1896, Williams-Manny Insurance Group is a retail insurance broker and employee benefits consultant providing a full array of products and services to corporate and individual clients throughout Northern Illinois, with a particular emphasis on construction, manufacturing, higher education and nonprofit accounts.