Today, NEK Insurance, Inc., El Cerrito, California, announced its acquisition. Gallagher's San Francisco Branch will include Jennifer Sylvestri and Kyle Peterson, along with their associates. Jim Buckley, head Gallagher’s Northwest region retail property/casualty brokerage, will oversee the branch. J. Patrick Gallagher Jr., Chairman and CEO, stated that NEEK, a Bay Area agency, has a focus that complements our existing San Francisco-based specialty business. This gives us great cross-selling opportunities. Gallagher & Co. is a global insurance brokerage, risk management, and consulting services company based in Rolling Meadows (Illinois). Gallagher & Co.