Aon Broker Chris Hubbard Recognized as a 2024 Agriculture Power Broker

Topics: Agriculture

Chris Hubbard, Director, Aon

Chris Hubbard, CPCU, CIC, CRM
Aon, Chicago

Two years ago, said Kathy McCarty, AVP of risk management at OSI Group, Chris Hubbard suggested she consider a security backed letter of credit.

“We would use a surety bond to post their credit,” McCarty said, “which helps our balance sheet, because we’re not showing that debt on our balance sheet as far as having collateral posted. We were really excited about that recommendation, and it was something that we implemented in our program.”

This kind of high-touch service isn’t unusual for Hubbard, McCarty said. “He’ll always go out of his way to try to find creative solutions. We’re working on some potential coverage changes this year, and he’s been working with the insurers trying to find ways to craft it to
get us the best results. He’s extremely service-oriented.”

Gloria Brosius, director of insurance risk management at Ardent Mills, echoed McCarty’s sentiments.

“During 2023, we undertook a major marketing effort with our casualty program. Ardent Mills has many unique exposures and special policy endorsements, and Chris led this marketing effort very well. He was able to bring several carriers into the marketing and created a document that allowed us to review the qualifications of each. He also arranged in-person meetings with the finalists and helped guide us to a solution that was right for our business. As much as this is possible, it was a very seamless transition to a new carrier, largely due to Chris’ monitoring of our progress and efforts with the placement.”

Brosius also commended Hubbard’s deep knowledge of her industry and business.

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What is a Power Broker?

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

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