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Brown & Brown Broker Ron Cutter Recognized as a 2019 Public Sector Power Broker

Topics: Public Sector

Ron Cutter
Senior Vice President
Brown & Brown

Ron Cutter, Senior Vice President, Brown & Brown

Ron Cutter wants what’s best for his clients.

“He is a person who is ethical and reliable. He takes the time to educate himself on what it means to be a public employer.

“When he became our broker, he invested the time to learn what the city’s values are and what the city’s cultures are, and he brings that knowledge to the table when it comes to discussing issues, policies or renewals,” said SueLing Gandee, risk manager, City of Hillsboro.

This past year, Cutter reviewed the city’s property policy; Hillsboro was looking for more robust earthquake coverage. Gandee said he went to the market, reviewed their options and came back with similar pricing for increased coverage through another insurer.

“But for me, what made it above and beyond, was that Ron advocated for Hillsboro’s interest and helped us maintain the crucial relationship with our other insurer,” she said.

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Another client, who has worked with Cutter for more than 20 years, said “Ron has been extremely helpful in telling us what our clients really need. He gives advice on what needs to be changed.” This executive director added they look to Cutter, Brown & Brown’s public sector practice leader, for advice on the agent side when it comes to placing reinsurance.

“Frequently, I need things immediately,” said Marlee Smith-Janney, risk manager, City of Gresham. “One time I needed an immediate answer on a performance bond question right in the middle of renewals. It was not a problem for Ron, and I had my answer in short order, allowing a very important contract to move forward.”

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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.

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