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Liscomb Hood Mason Company and Marsh & McLennan Agency Offices Unite Under Common Brand in One Location

DULUTH, Minn., July 13, 2015 – The two previously-separate Marsh & McLennan Agency (MMA) offices in Duluth are now operating under a single brand in a single location. This includes the former Liscomb Hood Mason Company, which became a Marsh & McLennan Agency company in January 2013, and the MMA office previously located at 4511 W. First St., Ste. 3, in Duluth.

Both offices now operate as Marsh & McLennan Agency and are at:

1502 London Rd
Suite 210
Duluth, MN 55812

“This is an exciting time for our organization, as we bring together physically the people from these great offices while continuing to build on our reputation for client service,” said Larry Sumbs, president of MMA’s Duluth operations. “Changing the Liscomb Hood Mason name simultaneously to this office move is the natural next step of a brand transition that’s been occurring slowly over the past couple years.”

There were no staffing changes, and customers will continue working with the same service teams. The united colleagues continue to have full access to the depth and breadth of resources and expertise of the entire Marsh & McLennan family of companies while keeping their focus on serving local customers.

*Editor’s note: Marsh & McLennan Companies co-founder Donald R. McLennan was a Duluth native who in 1894 began his insurance career at Stryker, Manley & Buck, later renamed McLennan-Manley Agency. In 1905, McLennan-Manley Agency merged with two other firms to form Chicago-based Burrows, Marsh & McLennan, which was renamed Marsh & McLennan in 1906. Jon Welles, a former principal shareholder in and chief financial officer of Liscomb Hood Mason, is the great nephew of Mr. McLennan. New York-based Marsh & McLennan Companies is the global parent of Marsh Inc.

About Marsh & McLennan Agency

Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC, a subsidiary of Marsh, was established in 2008 to meet the needs of midsize businesses in the US. MMA offers commercial property, casualty, personal lines, and employee benefits to clients across the US.

About Marsh

Marsh is a global leader in insurance broking and risk management. Marsh helps clients succeed by defining, designing, and delivering innovative industry-specific solutions that help them effectively manage risk. Marsh’s approximately 27,000 colleagues work together to serve clients in more than 130 countries. Marsh is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), a global professional services firm offering clients advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy, and people. With 57,000 colleagues worldwide and annual revenue exceeding US$13 billion, Marsh & McLennan Companies is also the parent company of Guy Carpenter, a global leader in providing risk and reinsurance intermediary services; Mercer, a global leader in talent, health, retirement, and investment consulting; and Oliver Wyman, a global leader in management consulting. Follow Marsh on Twitter @MarshGlobal, or on LinkedIn, Facebook and YouTube.

About SFM

SFM is a customer-owned mutual insurance group providing workers’ compensation coverage and services to employers based in the Midwest. SFM offers workers’ compensation solutions for employers of all sizes, including claims and disability management, cost containment, legal assistance, and third-party administration. See