Washington, DC September 9, 2013 — Lockton Companies announced Steve Arnold has joined its Washington, D.C. office as manager of surety operations. Arnold leads the surety service team and is responsible for market relationships, drawing on his knowledge of the construction industry and experience working with contractors, as well as the team's existing national surety strength.

Lockton is the nation's largest privately held insurance brokerage and employee benefits consulting firm. ‘Steve's market and client knowledge is unsurpassed in the D.C. and Virginia area,’ said Len Gemma, Chief Operating Officer of the Washington, D.C. office. ‘His reputation, expertise, and relationships within the construction community will be a tremendous asset to our ability to serve our local client base and help those clients be more successful.’

Arnold brings more than 40 years of experience with Zurich North American, most recently serving as Managing Director of Mid Atlantic surety operations. He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Western Michigan University.