Winston Elliott joins Lockton Dunning Benefits in the Gulf Coast region

Winston ElliottLockton Dunning (LDB) is excited to announce the addition of industry leader Winston Elliott, Vice President, who will support the consistent growth of LDB in the Gulf Coast region. Because Lockton grew more than 27% in FY 2022, with revenue of over $2.6 billion and an astounding 97% client retention rate, Winston is perfectly positioned to help take Lockton’s clients to the next level of success. Lockton prioritizes its stakeholders, its clients, its Associates, and the communities in which Lockton Associates work and live. Winston’s role will be consistent with the values that Lockton holds close. These duties include assisting companies in developing and implementing people-centered strategies that drive engagement, retention, and meaningful results for both employers and employees throughout Houston and beyond. In addition, Winston will introduce new employers to LDB’s advanced medical and actuary teams. LDB’s industry-leading physicians, nurses, actuaries, and world-class client service teams are positioned to help Houston-based companies improve the lives of their employees, while employers can improve their bottom line.

Brett Haugh, President, Gulf Coast region, said, “What immediately impressed me about Winston was the objective due diligence that he performed during his assessment of the top brokerage and consulting firms in Houston. Winston desires a career that will encourage maximization of his professional growth potential and have access to world-class experts that will help his clients achieve new heights. He realizes that Lockton Dunning has the best-in-market tools and resources to help employers not only in Houston, but across the country succeed in a complex and ever-changing business environment.”

Winston noted, “As the human capital landscape continues to evolve for employers, Lockton Dunning will allow the continuing engagement with companies to build and implement meaningful and effective strategies that assist in maximizing their greatest asset, their people. Lockton Dunning’s ability to bring an independent perspective, unmatched creativity, world-class resources, and comprehensive service stood out to me in the market, and I could not be more excited to join the Dunning team.”

Brett Haugh added, “Winston's selection of Lockton Dunning affirms our hard work and commitment to be an innovative benefits brokerage and consulting firm that helps our clients achieve measured performance.” 

Winston brings an impressive background to LDB, including a Bachelor of Arts in political science and government from the University of Georgia, a Master of Business Administration from Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University, and a Master of Science in Technology Commercialization (MSTC) from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas. In addition, he served as a Field Artillery Officer in the U.S. Army from 2009 to 2015, which included advisory and leadership duties in multiple countries.

Winston’s professional background includes working in human capital and employee benefits at Gallagher and in strategy and M&A at KPMG US, giving him a diverse array of experience to draw from in his new position at LDB.

Winston and his family reside in Houston, where his volunteer positions include Chair for the Roundtable Young Professionals at Rice University’s Baker Institute and working with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.


Founded in 1966, Lockton is a privately owned independent insurance brokerage with more than 8,500 Associates doing business in over 130 countries to serve clients with risk management services and insurance products.

Lockton Dunning was built on our passion for serving clients, developing Associates, and giving back to our communities. As the world’s largest privately held global benefits company, Lockton Dunning has the independence to focus all resources on doing what’s right for clients and driving client success. Lockton is privately held, servicing stakeholders, Associates, clients, and the communities in which Associates live and work. The size of Lockton Dunning’s footprint has grown, but its passion to service and stakeholders has not.

This includes our commitment to advancing workplace diversity and inclusion. By empowering Associates to bring their authentic selves to work, they can go above and beyond to achieve innovative and effective results for our clients.