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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 - Carrier Practice;
Director of 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

Rob Blasio

Managing Director, GB Specialty

Mike Stogsdill

VP - Carrier Practice Sales

Doug Betkowski

SVP - Transportation Practice Major Case Unit

Julia Houk

VP - Carrier Practice Sales

Greg Perruzzi

SVP - Construction Vertical Management

Jerilyn Kelly

VP - Carrier Practice Sales

Jennifer Turner

SVP - Product Manager

Sarah LaWall

Senior BDM- London Markets - North America

Dan Link

VP - Analytics

Experts in the media


How To Gain a Competitive Edge in Today’s Market

The insurance industry has long been regarded as a stable and reliable sector, but it is not immune to the challenges of today’s fast-changing business landscape. Mutual and mid-market carriers are facing a confluence of factors that are impacting their bottom lines, including rising business costs, complex claimant needs, and the mounting impacts of inflation. As a result, many mutuals and mid-markets may be feeling stuck and struggling to get ahead. However, for those seeking to move forward, leaning on a strategic partner could be the answer to unlocking the tools and expertise needed to address these challenges.

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GB’s Key Takeaways from the TMPAA Mid-Year Meeting

The Target Markets Program Administrators Association (TMPAA) Mid-Year Meeting took place on May 1–3, and our Gallagher Bassett Carrier Practice team took full advantage of the ample networking and educational panels while discussing opportunities to collaborate and prosper in the program business space.

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Five Ways GB’s Award-Winning Luminos RMIS Suite Supports Carriers to Achieve Superior Outcomes

Carriers are constantly seeking new ways to improve their claims outcomes, and Gallagher Bassett’s (GB) award-winning Luminos platform has emerged as a critical tool in achieving this goal. Recently named the top RMIS platform for its sixth consecutive year in the 2023 Redhand RMIS Report, GB’s Luminos RMIS suite offers comprehensive risk management capabilities and cutting-edge digital features that have helped carriers achieve superior claims results.

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Expert Insights: Top Insights and Takeaways from RIMS 2023

In the evolving world of risk, embracing connection, discussion, and insight is the gateway to preparing for what lies ahead and setting a foundation for future success. The array of thought leadership sessions, educational seminars, DE&I discussions, and state-of-the-art solutions at RIMS has certainly empowered risk professionals to bring innovation to the heart of their operations. Our team at Gallagher Bassett (GB) shares the top insights we will be taking back to our desks.

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