PHILIP EDMUNDSON

Area Chairman, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

Mr. Edmundson co-founded WGA, an international insurance brokerage firm sold to Arthur J. Gallagher & Co (NYSE:AJG) in 2015.

He serves as the Chairman of several civic organizations: Chair of Overseers, Boston Symphony Orchestra; Trustee, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital; Director, Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center; Trustee of the Trustees of Reservations; and Director, Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology.

He is the former Chair of the Alliance for Business Leadership and Affordable Care Today, a coalition of business, consumer, provider, and labor organizations that led Massachusetts health care reform in 2006. He is the former chairman of the Hingham Board of Selectmen. He is an honors graduate of Amherst College, with a B.S. in Psychology, received his Master of Business Administration degree with honors from Babson College. He also received a Master of Public Policy degree from the Kennedy School at Harvard University.