Aon Broker Blake Giannisis Recognized as a 2020 Entertainment Power Broker

Topics: Entertainment

Blake Giannisis, Managing Director, National Property Broking, Aon

Blake Giannisis, ARM
Managing Director, National Property Broking
Aon, New York

Aon’s Blake Giannisis has a variety of high-profile clients including the Walt Disney Company, Microsoft Corporation and Hearst Corporation, and all of them noted his exceptional customer service and creativity.

Many of these clients are carrying a variety of risks from those that occur on the set of a film shoot to those that are carried by amusement park rides at a theme park.

Marc Shea, senior risk manager with Microsoft, said Giannisis navigated an extremely difficult property insurance market to keep its coverage and pricing consistent.

“He was able to provide sensible alternatives to our program structure to mute the current market challenges while enabling us to purchase the coverage Microsoft needs to mitigate our significant exposures,” Shea explained.

Cynthia Kim, who started her position as vice president of risk management and insurance at Hearst just 22 months ago, echoed Shea’s comments about Giannisis’ market manipulation ability as she cleans up old claims and builds the company’s programs in a hardening market.

“He has that client advocacy in his heart,” she said.

Similarly, Sharon Antinoja, manager of risk management finance with Disney, was complimentary of Giannisis’ skills in terms of understanding Disney’s risk management philosophy, values and future needs. She views him as an extension of her team.

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What is a Power Broker?

A Risk & Insurance Power Broker® is an individual who stands out among their peers for the exceptional client work they delivered over the past year. While brokers play many key roles in the insurance industry and risk profession, a Power Broker® award recognizes problem solving, customer service and industry knowledge.

Our goal is to broadly recognize and promote outstanding risk management and customer service among the brokerage community.

Who selects the winners?

Power Brokers are selected by risk managers based on the strength of the testimonials they provide to a team of 15 Risk & Insurance editors and writers.

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