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James F. McCann

James F. McCann

James F. McCann has served as the Chairman of the board of directors of Willis Towers Watson since January 4, 2016. Previously, he served as a director of Willis beginning on April 21, 2004, as the non-executive Chairman of Willis’s board of directors, as Chairman of Willis’s Governance Committee, and as a member of its Executive Committee. Prior to serving as the non-executive Chairman of the Willis board of directors, Mr. McCann served as Willis’s Presiding Independent Director. Mr. McCann was a member of the CEO Search Committee as well as other ad hoc Board Committees convened from time to time. From 1976 until June 30, 2016, Mr. McCann served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of 1-800-Flowers.com, Inc., a florist and gift company. Following that date, he has served solely as an executive chairman of that company. Mr. McCann also serves as a director on the public company boards of Scott’s Miracle-Gro and International Game Technology PLC (formerly GTECH plc and Lottomatica S.p.A.). Mr. McCann holds a B.A. in Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice.