Aon Broker Samantha Billy Recognized as a 2020 Cyber Power Broker
Samantha Billy, Vice President, Team Leader, Aon
Aon’s Samantha Billy says that her dedication to client service is her competitive advantage in the marketplace, and her clients this year couldn’t agree more.
“Even if my client’s requests are outside the normal scope of service, I do my best to find solutions for their concerns. When I work with clients, I view myself as more than just their cyber and professional liability broker. I view myself as their risk advisor helping them mitigate potential cyber and professional liability risks,” Billy said.
This year, Lisa Walton, a Senior Director at JCPenney said that Billy’s work was particularly impactful because she was able to get savings in cyber and “she helped me look good.”
Walton also said that Billy is able to bridge the gap in cyber between general knowledge and specialized knowledge. She explained, “Everyone understands property, or fire, or earthquake. Unless you’re an IT person, cyber can be difficult to understand; Samantha is able to do that.”
Chris McCormack, of the UK-based RELX, also praised Billy’s knowledge base and said she has a “great balance of technical and commercial.” She was able to design a cyber program to protect the company from a potential breach over two separate programs, despite significant challenges in the marketplace.
In addition to her typical brokerage work, Billy also co-leads Aon’s Cyber Solutions Group. The group helps educate clients and teammates on wording initiatives and other issues beneficial to clients.
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.
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