President, U.S. & Canada Division
Joseph (Joe) McSweeny
is President of the U.S./Canada Division of Marsh Inc. He is based in New York.
Joe has three decades of experience in insurance brokerage and risk management consulting. He returned to Marsh in 2007, after serving in a number of senior leadership positions at Willis Group Holdings for more than a decade.
In 1976, Joe began his insurance brokerage career with Marsh, rising through the ranks to become a Managing Director and Head of the Global Utility Industry Practice. He also led the firm’s Nuclear Insurance Consulting operation.
In 1994, Joe joined Willis Group Holdings as Chief Operating Officer for the New York region. He oversaw a restructuring that transformed the regional business into one of the firm’s most profitable operations. Joe was promoted to Chief Executive of Willis International Holdings in 1998, and was responsible for the firm’s retail operations in 70 countries throughout Continental Europe, Asia, and Latin America.
In 2001, Joe became Chairman of the firm's Global Risk Management Practice.
He holds a B.A. in Mathematics from the University of Louisville and an M.B.A. in Finance from Pace University. A graduate of the Naval Nuclear Power School, Joe served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy and completed four nuclear submarine patrols in the Pacific. He is a member of the U.S. Submarine Veterans Association.