Jill Watson joined Gallagher Benefit Services’ Houston office in August 2000 after serving as the Area President for Willis and holding senior leadership roles at other major brokerage firms. With other 35 years of experience in Employee Benefits, Jill continues to drive change across the entire consulting landscape.
Highly knowledgeable in the fundamentals and complexities of benefits planning, delivery and administration, Jill’s extensive expertise enables her to offer her clients innovative and comprehensive solutions while also ensuring that the exposures facing them are well-protected and insured. As Health and Welfare Practice Leader for Gallagher, Jill is responsible for driving growth through new business as well as overseeing the management of the existing clients she serves. Through partnership with the account management and specialty practice teams within Gallagher, her customer-focused approach ensures delivery of high-quality, innovative solutions.
Jill sits on numerous advisory boards and thought leadership groups across the industry and participates in panels and speaking engagements on topics ranging from healthcare cost containment strategy to women in leadership.
In addition to her industry involvement, Jill and her husband John are the founders of non-profit organization Bloom Fitness. Bloom was founded in 2017 after many years of passionately supporting and advocating for those with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities (IDD) and is dedicated to supporting the physical, emotional and cognitive wellness of the IDD community. Bloom offers those with IDD an inviting and safe environment to exercise, learn about healthy lifestyle choices and have fun social interactions with friends.
As an industry and community leader, Jill’s experience and expertise make her a critical asset and highly valued advisor to her clients. As a key leader within Gallagher, her strategic guidance, innovative solutions and commitment to advocacy create immense value for her clients.
Speaking at these upcoming events:
- Benefit Design Strategies Summit
March 3 – 4, 2022 • Dallas, TX