Aon Broker Phil Hoffmann Recognized as a 2021 At Large Power Broker
Phil Hoffmann, Managing Director, Aon
“He just wants to help see others succeed in the insurance industry.” That’s how Phil Hoffmann was summed up by his client Christy Kaufman, head of development and compliance at American Family Ventures.
Hoffmann works on many fronts: Primarily as a broker but also on the board of the University of Wisconsin’s risk and insurance management department.
In his capacity at the university, he is heavily involved in mentoring students, connecting them with subject experts, and helping them network and find job opportunities.
Hoffmann notably helped his client ManpowerGroup to redesign its risk financing program in the face of historic rates, carrying out an actuarial review of losses and resetting retention levels, leveraging U.S. and Lloyd’s of London capacity.
Kris Allenson, VP, enterprise risk, said: “I was relatively new to risk management, but Phil put me at ease right away. He brought the experts to the table and helped us get across the line.”
Joan Schmit, a professor at the University of Wisconsin, who has known Hoffmann for 30 years, said: “No matter what question I ask him, he will always find the answer, even if he doesn’t know immediately. He’s also willing to help our students in any way he can, regardless of whether that means having to refer them to a competitor if he feels they can give a more useful insight … Phil really cares about people. He has helped so many students find work when they graduate — he just wants the best for them.”
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