Gallagher’s Benefits and Human Resources division is pleased to announce that industry veteran executive Jonathan Smith has been appointed senior vice president and will report to Keith Wilcoxson. In this role, Smith will have overall responsibility for the mergers and acquisitions management of Gallagher’s Western Region.

Smith joins Gallagher with more than 25 years of exceptional results in sustained revenue growth and trusted adviser relationships, holding various leadership positions throughout the industry.

‘‘As we continue to focus on growing our footprint in the western market, Jonathan will be integral to helping source and onboard the right acquisition partners for Gallagher. I’m excited to have him join our team,’’ said Wilcoxson, executive vice president of mergers and acquisitions in Gallagher’s Benefits and Human Resources division.

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., a global insurance brokerage, risk management and consulting services firm, is headquartered in Rolling Meadows, Illinois. The company has operations in 35 countries and offers client service capabilities in more than 150 countries around the world through a network of correspondent brokers and consultants.