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Lockton Companies Selects Firstdoor to Power ‘Lockton HR’ - Client Resource Center

ATLANTA, GA – May 6, 2003 – Firstdoor, a leading supplier of HR knowledge solutions, announced today that it has been selected by Lockton Companies to provide HR AnswerSource to power Lockton HR, its knowledge delivery platform used by its Employee Benefits Practice customers.

“Firstdoor allows Lockton to offer world-class advisory content integrated with our customer-facing Client Resource Center, without having to devote extensive resources to maintaining, publishing and supporting a big technology initiative," said, Ross Reda, VP of Lockton Benefit Group."

From FAQs and procedures to company policies, best practices, and government regulations, HR AnswerSource delivers critical information, analysis and decision support tools at the time of need to company HR and benefits administrators and managers. The HR AnswerSource solution will be integrated directly with Lockton Benefit Group’s Human Resources Portal.

"We welcome Lockton Companies to our family of customers," said Gene Schutt, chief executive officer of Firstdoor. "Lockton recognizes the advantages of an integrated corporate information resource that blends the highest quality published HR and Benefits information with Lockton’s own information resources. It facilitates the distribution of knowledge, and enables easier and quicker client communications."

Firstdoor’s innovative HR AnswerSource technology integrates premier legal publisher BNA, Inc.’s authoritative regulatory information with customers’ procedures, best practices, FAQs, and policies into a single expert system that is easy to access and navigate.

About Lockton Companies

Lockton Companies began as a small business operated by Jack Lockton and his parents out of the family home in 1966. Since then, Lockton locations have multiplied from a single office in Kansas City to twelve offices located across the U. S.; the firm now has offices in Kansas City, Los Angeles, Dallas, St. Louis, Denver, Chicago, New York, San Francisco, San Diego, Houston, Atlanta and Hartford. During the 1980s and 1990s, the company demonstrated excellent performance, and is now the largest privately held brokerage firm in the United States. Since 1980, Lockton's staff (broker/consultants) has grown in number from 20 to more than 1,600. The firm has increased its revenues from $2 million in 1980 to more than $250 million today; and annual premium placements have grown to several billion dollars. Lockton Companies is privately held. For more information visit

About Firstdoor

Firstdoor is a Content Solution Provider offering technology and product development services to content suppliers, including The Bureau of National Affairs (BNA). Firstdoor's fully hosted and easy-to-implement solution is designed to promote efficiency and improve learning and knowledge retention. Users benefit through the on-demand, self-service nature of the information. Organizations benefit through quicker, more consistent, compliance decision making across the enterprise thereby reducing employer risks and costs. The privately held company is located in Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit

About BNA, Inc.

Founded in 1929, BNA is an independent publisher and the largest publisher of nonpartisan news and information in Washington, D.C. Drawing on the expertise of more than 600 editors, reporters, and domestic and international correspondents, BNA publications are recognized for their in-depth, unbiased reporting. BNA has approximately 1,600 employees and is the oldest wholly employee-owned company in the United States. For more information about BNA, see


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