Ross D. Reda was named senior vice president and chief operating officer for Lockton Benefit Group, a subsidiary of the Kansas City, Mo.-based Lockton Inc. insurance brokerage firm.

The company said Mr. Reda has more than 10 years experience at Lockton and more than 15 years of experience in the employee benefits industry. During his career he has worked in the UNUM and Aetna organizations in various roles.

The company also announced that Dr. Lawrence Levy was named medical director at Lockton Benefit Group, based in Dallas.

Prior to joining Lockton, Dr. Levy was senior vice president of Healthcare Management and chief medical officer for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City and TriSource. He has also held medical director roles with United Healthcare Group and CIGNA.

Dr. Chris Meyer was named medical director at Lockton Benefit Group, based in Kansas City, Mo.

Dr. Meyer recently retired from active duty as a flight surgeon with the U.S. Air Force at Whiteman Air Force Base near Kansas City. He retired at the rank of major and is certified as a mission-ready A-10 fighter pilot.

Shannon Demaree was named vice president, director of actuarial services. She has more than a dozen years of experience as a health care actuary, Lockton said.

Prior to joining Lockton, Ms. Demaree was vice president and director of actuarial services for Wachovia Insurance Services and a senior actuary with Employers Reinsurance Corporation.