Chicago, IL (November 2, 2020) – The Horton Group, one of the largest privately-held insurance brokers in the United States, announced that Julian Morris has been selected by the Board of Directors to assume the role of Chief Information Officer of Information Technology.
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In this position, Morris will be responsible for overall technology innovation, including digital transformation, business intelligence, technology investments, and strategic planning. He will play a key leadership role on the executive leadership team, guiding the business to leverage emerging technologies and data insights for a competitive advantage.
“It is important that Horton incorporates cutting-edge technology and data analytics tailored to match the needs of our customers, and Julian has the expertise to drive our digital capabilities in this new era,” said Dan Horton, Chief Executive Officer. “We are confident that his wealth of knowledge and genuine interest in this fast-paced industry will make him a strong addition to our team and a trusted resource for our clients.”
Morris brings more than 20 years of technology and digital operations experience to Horton, holding several senior leadership positions at Adtalem Global Education, Publicis Groupe, Walgreens, Interpublic Group, and FCB. These roles offered opportunities for Julian to work with executive management teams in developing and executing strategic plans for each company’s technology organization.
“Throughout my career, I’ve built viable technology and growth plans, resulting in new revenue streams and delivering operational excellence,” Morris said. “My passion is centered on people development and championing digital innovation that drives business results. I look forward to bringing this passion to The Horton Group, where my team shares these same values.”
Julian attended Northwestern University, where he received a Master of Science degree in Strategy and Management and continued his professional studies at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan Executive Education program. In 2020, he received the Innovation Leader Impact MVP Award and the Fast Company “Innovative Team of the Year” finalist award.
About The Horton Group
The Horton Group is an insurance, employee benefits, and risk advisory firm that leads clients with complex needs and limited resources to a higher level of performance. We help clients understand enterprise risk and offer solutions to turn these perceived costs into a competitive advantage.
Horton has been a leader in the insurance brokerage business for almost 50 years. The Horton Group was formed in 1971 as a single location, eight-person insurance agency. Today, Horton is a nationally recognized insurance broker ranking as the 41st largest property/casualty broker in the U.S. by Insurance Journal, A Top 100 Largest Broker by Business Insurance, and a Best Practices Agency by the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America (IIABA). The agency employs nearly 400 insurance professionals located in five states throughout the Midwest and is a recognized leader in insurance, employee benefits, and risk advisory solutions.
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