Aon Broker Katie Underwood Recognized as a 2019 International Power Broker
Katie Underwood, Executive Director, Aon
For a multinational investment bank and financial services company, Katie Underwood was successful in obtaining both the lowest-priced placement and a Basel-compliant policy — “a bit of a moon shot!” said the director of group insurance for the firm.
“Katie has shown herself to have the relationships with London and European underwriters and the ability to utilize those relationships to help us achieve our best-in-class pricing and coverage,” the client said.
“Katie is super responsive, which for me is of utmost importance,” said another client, the head of risk management at a real estate investment trust company.
“She is also very conscious about cost savings for her clients, but always keeping in mind that a very broad policy can’t be sacrificed.
“Her knowledge in her field is so impressive,” the client said. “Katie has amazing relationships with the markets and that really goes a long way. Her demeanor is wonderful, she always has a smile on her face and rarely gets ruffled — she is an extreme pleasure to work with.”
Underwood is client focused, said a third client, a managing director at another multinational investment bank and financial services company. “You can see that she’s very close to the syndicate markets and is respected and very well liked by those underwriters,” the client said.
“She’s also pragmatic — she knows how to manage my expectations and she knows how to deliver tough messages.”
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.