After leading the Dallas office of Kansas City-based employee benefits firm Lockton Dunning, Steve Idoux has been promoted to president of the company.
Lockton Dunning said Idoux will transition into his new role after nearly 20 years of Bruce Sammis in the top leadership post. Sammis announced his retirement effective at the end of the year.
“At a time of tremendous growth for our business, it’s imperative that we have a leader that understands our legacy, our culture and our clients,” outgoing CEO Sammis said in a statement. “There’s no doubt that Steve is ready to continue the firm’s growth by developing even more innovative service offerings and recruiting and developing the best talent in the industry.”
Idoux has extensive experience in aligning various types of health and welfare plans to corporate business objectives and is recognized as a thought leader in employee benefits.
In addition to leading the sales team in the region, Idoux will take point on further developing the firm’s reputation as a leader in employee benefits solutions and corporate wellbeing consulting.
“The resources and the clients are what initially drew me to Lockton Dunning, but it’s the people that make me the most honored to assume this new role,” Idoux said in a statement. “Building on the formula for success perfected by Bruce, our focus on the Associate experience and our client service culture to exceed expectations will remain the same.”
Idoux joined Lockton Dunning in March 2007 as vice president and became a Lockton Partner in 2019. In 2021, he was promoted to president of Lockton Dunning’s Dallas office.
Previously, he was in a sales and account management role at Cigna.
A graduate of Leadership Dallas, Idoux was a mayoral appointee to the Dallas Police & Fire Pension System Board of Trustees.
Lockton said its private ownership empowers its 10,750 associates doing business in more than 140 countries to focus solely on clients’ risk and insurance needs.
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