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John Atkinson transferred to Illinois Benedictine College, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science in 1984. Currently, Atkinson serves as a Managing Partner for Willis Group Holdings (NYSE: WSH) in Chicago headquartered in the iconic Willis Tower.
Willis Group Holdings is a leading global risk advisor, insurance and reinsurance broker. With roots dating to 1828, Willis operates on every continent with more than 17,000 employees in over 400 offices. Atkinson works closely with the firm's key clients to design and implement global risk management, insurance and human capital programs, improve operations, reduce worker injuries and minimize exposure to loss.
Atkinson has served as a visiting faculty member of the University of Maryland Erickson School of Aging Services. He recently joined the board of Organizing for Action, serves on the board of the American Seniors Housing Association, as a director of One Million Degrees (a Chicago based nonprofit that empowers low income community college students to succeed) and the board advisors of Catholic Charities of Chicago. Atkinson is also a member of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the Economic Club of Chicago.
Atkinson and his wife, Bonnie, have four children, Emily, Caitlin, Hope and Patrick.