Willis Group Holdings realigns its Willis of Greater Kansas office

WICHITA — Willis of Greater Kansas, which is an insurance brokerage firm specializing in employee benefits and property casualty business, is undergoing a few changes.

Parent company Willis Group Holdings, which is based in New York and London, is doing the realignment.

"What we're simply trying to do — it's not complicated — is just allow for more client focus in Wichita," says Paty Daves, the regional partner for Kansas.

Daves is based out of the firm's Overland Park office.

Former Wichita managing partner Eric McCurley has been reassigned. Daves says he can't say what McCurley's new title is yet, but he'll "be more growth focused.”

"He can focus more on growing the business, and that's really what we're trying to do," Daves says.

He says the Wichita office had too much administration.

"Admin doesn't create value for our clients," Daves says. "We're just trying to refocus our people on clients, and that's the bottom line.”

He says the company, which has about 40 employees in Wichita, isn't losing workers but is creating more time for them to serve clients better.

"We're investing in Wichita," he says. "You'll see us adding people in Wichita.”

He can't say how many jobs that may mean, but the positions will be in client service and sales roles.

“We're actively searching for people right now.”