World Insurance Associates hires Woosley as EVP, Head of National Practice Groups


Insurance brokerage, World Insurance Associates, has hired 20-year industry veteran Thaddeus Woosley as its new executive vice president, head of national practice groups.

In his new role, Woosley is expected to support the continued growth of the brokerage’s niche industry practice groups.

This includes the development of new products and capabilities within existing practices, which are designed to meet the specific needs of clients.

Based out of Chicago, Woosley assumed his new role at World on May 21, 2024.

His background spans more than two decades working across sales and marketing leadership roles within the insurance and financial services industry.

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In his most recent role, he served as the senior vice president of broker management and sales operations at QBE North America.

In addition, he also previously had a long-standing career at Aon plc where he most recently served as vice president, head of marketing for Aon Risk Solutions U.S. Retail.

“I am excited to join World’s practice leaders to further build on an already strong foundation of industry-focused teams. It’s an incredible opportunity to join World during this time of growth and to help make a difference for the team and their clients,” commented Woosley.

“The complexity of risk in today’s world is increasing dramatically. As we continue to focus on growing the firm, we need to capitalize on our specialty teams, and ensure our clients realize the full value and expertise these resources can provide. Thad’s experience will prove invaluable as we expand our capabilities into new industries. I am thrilled to have him join the team,” said Tom Fitzgerald, president of World’s retail business.

In related news, World Insurance Associates recently hired Ken Bond as Chief Corporate Development Officer.

Earlier this year, World Insurance Associates acquired insurance provider TW Group, Inc. (TWG).

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