Aon Broker Seamus Durkin Recognized as a 2020 Transportation Power Broker
Seamus Durkin, Vice President, Aon
Due to an increasing number of nuclear verdicts, the liability in the trucking industry is more volatile than ever. Excess markets are suffering through increased rates and lowered capacity. For companies that want to purchase in excess, what is one to do? Easy; call Seamus Durkin.
“We buy in large capacity, and he has been instrumental in keeping our rates down,” said Brian Mullen, manager, global insurance, Phillip’s 66 Company. “Our results are better than average in a very average market.”
Durkin prides himself in learning from his clients and taking advantage of the knowledge their markets offer.
“We are in a challenged client space with a diverse risk that doesn’t always fit into an underwriter’s wheelhouse,” said Roxsann Wilson, vice president, risk management, Cardinal Health. “He knows how to structure our insurance program and better insulate us.”
Demonstrating a mastered knowledge of their company not only leverages him to succeed as a broker but also relays Durkin’s commitment to his customer.
“He spends a lot of time understanding what makes us unique in order to paint a better picture for the underwriters,” said Leigh Ann Battersby, EVP and corporate general council, U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc.
Battersby is also in a space in which her company purchases in significant excess, and Durkin always gets them placed. “He gets the job done,” she said.
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.
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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.