As a corporate executive Mr. Plumeri has been an avid supporter of the College. A graduate of William & Mary, he is currently one of the world's most successful insurance brokers and is the Chairman and CEO of Willis Group Holdings (Willis), a New York Stock Exchange listed insurance brokerage that as of June 2010, had the third highest insurance brokerage revenues in the world.
A member of the College's most prestigious giving society, The James Blair Society, his support has touched countless facets of William & Mary, ranging from the baseball team and stadium (Plumeri Park) and various areas of Tribe athletics to the Mason School of Business and student scholarships. His contributions include the creation of the 'Plumeri Award for Faculty Excellence' to honor and support the efforts of the faculty at the college as well as terms on the boards of the College of William & Mary Foundation, the William & Mary Business School Foundation, and the Alumni Association. Mr. Plumeri's faithful promotion of the larger good through his personal philanthropy and the Plumeri Foundation has earned him the abiding respect and admiration of many, particularly those within the William & Mary community. The Center will honor the contributions of Joseph J. Plumeri II to the College and the Business School.