Gallagher appoints new president of Canadian benefits group

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. is appointing Melanie Jeannotte as the national president of its benefits services group in Canada.

Prior to the new role, Jeannotte was area president of Western Canada for Gallagher’s benefits and human resources consulting practice. She also spent eight years as a managing partner at Vital Benefits Inc. in Calgary.

“Our business in Canada has reached a size where it is important to evolve our management structure to scale for the future,” said Leslie Lemenager, president of Gallagher’s international employee benefits consulting and brokerage, in a press release.

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“Given Melanie’s leadership skills and expertise in growing businesses, naming her to this new role of national president for GBS Canada will enable us to continue to expand our client-service capabilities across Canada.”

The company’s total well-being framework covers benefits, retirement, employee communications and workplace culture programs.

“I feel fortunate to work alongside some of the best consulting experts across the country,” said Jeannotte. “Together, we have unlimited opportunity to help employers of all sizes manage their benefits and HR programs more strategically to reward and attract the talent they need to grow while benefiting their balance sheets.”