Meet the Team

Gallagher Bassett North America is led by an impressive executive team who are specialized in insurance carriers and passionate about business development, client experience, and corporate culture.

Mike Hessling

Chief Executive Officer

Joseph Berrios

Managing Director, Carrier Practice

Jon Stambaugh

Senior Vice President

Dawn Griffin

Senior Vice President

Suzanne McCarthy

SVP — Carrier Client Services

Caryn Siebert

VP — National Director, Carrier Engagement

Amy Cooper

VP — Carrier Practice Sales

Amy O’Brien

VP — Carrier Practice Sales, Alternative & Specialty Markets

Chris Hampshire

VP — Carrier Practice Sales

Bob Morris

VP — Carrier Practice Sales

Matt Schauer

VP — Carrier Practice Sales

Sarah LaWall

Senior BDM — London Markets - North America

Julia Houk

VP — Carrier Practice Sales

Rob Blasio

Managing Director, GB Specialty

Jerilyn Kelly

VP — Carrier Practice Sales

Doug Betkowski

SVP — Transportation Practice Major Case Unit

Denny Johnson

VP — Carrier Practice Sales

Jennifer Turner

SVP — Product Manager

Greg Perruzzi

SVP — Construction Vertical Practice

Dan Link

VP — Analytics

Experts in the media


Navigating the Specialty Industry: Insights from the Target Markets Annual Summit

Join our Carrier Practice experts as they discuss the highlights and insights from the 2023 Target Markets Annual Summit. Team members Amy O’Brien, Caryn Siebert, and Jon Stambaugh, as well as Kirsten Mickelson and Doug Betkowski of GB Specialty, share their key observations around what is driving growth in the ever-evolving MGA, PA, and specialty program space.

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The Hidden Capital Opportunity in Older Claims Programs

Persisting inflationary pressures have left many carries under pressure to optimize operations and growth. But, there is one potentially overlooked opportunity to unlock capital. Read our latest article to learn more about the hidden capital opportunity in older claims programs with the support of a strategic partner.

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Unpacking the CLM Construction Conference

The recent CLM Construction Conference stands to be one of the largest gatherings of insurance and litigation professionals, and this year our experts shared their insights on the use of technology to reduce risk, the impact of excessive verdicts in the construction industry, and strategic approaches for the settlement or trial of construction defect cases.

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