Aon Broker Tony Katz Recognized as a 2021 At Large Power Broker
Tony Katz, Vice President, Aon
Datra Herzog was nervous when she learned a floodzone overlapped the site where she was planning to build a new $4 million lodge for her hospitality business, the Inns at St. Albans in St. Albans, Missouri.
Even though the overlap was small, the bank lender wanted the 11,000-square-foot lodge to carry flood insurance, Herzog said.
Her broker, Tony Katz, jumped in, worked with the project’s architects and engineers, and helped figure out a way to avoid the expense.
“That’s going to be a huge savings when you’re sitting in Missouri in a flood plain,” said Herzog, who appreciates Katz’s attention to her relatively small business. “He has an amazing level of customer service and an amazing depth of knowledge.”
Herzog first began working with Katz under a master insurance plan arranged by a management company. Kemper Sports Management, based in Illinois, mostly manages golf courses but St. Albans joined the fold about four years ago, said Herzog, whose husband is David Herzog, the retired CFO of AIG.
Kemper Sports relies heavily on Katz’s expertise.
He has helped the company navigate coverage issues related to risks such as cyber security and drones used for photography, said Jim Lawler, Kemper’s CFO.
And Katz also has designed best-in-class coverage that makes Kemper a desirable management partner for golf courses.
“Tony is really acting as our risk management department,” another client said. “I don’t even want to say he’s an extension. He is our risk management department.”
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