WTW has announced that it has appointed five industry experts to bolster its North American natural resources business. Based in Houston, the new executives will focus on oil and gas, power generation, mining and alternative energy.
Bill Helander has been appointed head of natural resources for North America, Houston Corporate Risk & Broking (CRB) and managing director. Helander joins WTW from Marsh, where he served as the specialty leader for the natural resources sector. He joined Marsh as part of its acquisition of JLT in 2019.
Matt Gelotti has been named managing director and growth leader, natural resources, CRB North America. Gelotti previously served as business development leader at Aon’s Houston office.
Chris Mulvey joins the company as managing director and head of client management, natural resources, CRB North America. Mulvey previously served as enterprise client leader for the natural resources space in Aon’s Houston office.
Clayton Corbett has been appointed senior director and global client advocate, natural resources, CRB North America. Corbett previously served as senior vice president and client executive for Marsh’s specialty practice.
William Hoke joins WtW as senior director and producer, natural resources, CRB North America. Hoke joins the company from USI, where he served as a producer in natural resources.
“This investment is aligned with our broader strategy to position WTW as the best risk advisor and broker based on industry specialty and technical expertise,” said Mike Liss, WTW head of corporate risk and broking, North America. “This expanded team demonstrates our long-term commitment to both the Houston market and the wider natural resources sector. We are excited to welcome each of them to our team in early August.”
WTW’s current North American natural resources leader, Keith Mattheesen, will serve as senior strategic advisor, global natural resources. He will support Helander during the onboarding and transition and remain a key member of both the North American and global leadership teams.
“We are delighted to welcome this expanded team to WTW and excited to make this investment in our North American natural resources business,” said Graham Knight, global head of natural resources. “They are well-respected industry professionals whose experience and skill sets complement our existing talent pool across the energy, power, mining and alternative energy sectors. Attracting experienced and market-leading talent underpins our growth objectives and enhances our industry insights across the globe.”
Knight also praised Mattheesen’s performance as North American natural resources head.
“Keith’s leadership has been superb over the past few challenging years, and his support of the expanded team will drive momentum and build success,” he said.