Lockton Companies, the world’s largest independent insurance brokerage and risk management firm, is pleased to announce that Aaron Cahoon, an industry-leading property and casualty (P&C) expert, has joined the company as Executive Vice President. Cahoon is the newest addition to Lockton’s expanding Seattle-based Washington practice, which has grown to 35+ real estate, food & beverage, construction, and employee benefits experts since opening in July 2020.
“For the past decade, Aaron has gained enormous credibility and trust with his clients and the insurance industry as a whole, both in the Pacific Northwest and across the U.S.,” said Nicholas King, President of Lockton’s Washington operation. “His deep commitment to service and industry specialization will be an invaluable asset to our clients in the Pacific Northwest and throughout the country.”
Cahoon joins Lockton from USI, where he served as an Executive Vice President in the commercial insurance division for the past nine years. At USI, he helped build out the Food & Agriculture practice and Private Equity solutions team in the Northwest. Cahoon’s expertise spans numerous industries and sectors, including but not limited to: food and agriculture, private equity, transaction liability, manufacturing, distribution, business services, technology, and real estate.
“I am excited to be joining the Lockton team in Seattle,” said Cahoon. “I have long admired Lockton’s independence, entrepreneurial culture and commitment to finding and attracting the top account and technical resources for their clients. There is no challenge too great for Lockton. I look forward to further improving myself and educating the marketplace on why Lockton’s brand, culture and resources are unlike any other broker in the world”
Over his 11-year career in the insurance industry, Cahoon has made a name for himself as a top insurance adviser locally and nationally. In 2015, he was named the top emerging P&C broker at USI. He was selected for the Insurance Business America "Young Guns" list in 2018, which recognizes the top 29 brokers in America under the age of 35.