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Gallagher Broker Dave Harman Recognized as a 2019 At Large Power Broker

Topics: At-Large

Dave Harman Area Vice President Gallagher, Bellevue, Wash.

Dave Harman, Area Vice President, Gallagher

Dave Harman enabled one of his clients, West Coast carnival firm Funtastic Shows Inc., to save $30,000 on its annual premium by switching carriers. He also discovered the company was covered for exposures it didn’t have, including long-haul trucking.

Over the last 10 years, the company’s owner Ron Burback estimates Harman has saved his business “millions of dollars.”

“Put simply, Dave is the best insurance broker I have ever worked with,” he said. “He knows everybody and everything about the industry — no problem is too tricky for him to solve.”

Harman also helped waterslide manufacturer ProSlide Technology change its general liability rating basis from gross sales to the amount of water-ride flumes sold to give a more accurate reflection of the risk.

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ProSlide’s SVP, Corporate Affairs Dave Alexander said: “Dave is heavily invested in the amusement industry and dedicates a lot of his time meeting with underwriters and doing his homework at trade shows. He has always gone the extra mile for us to find the best solution to our insurance needs.”

Harman also helped Central Amusement International receive payment for a multimillion dollar claim for damage caused by Hurricane Sandy on its amusement park in Coney Island within 60 days because of his strong relationship with the carrier and claims advocacy for the client. Central Amusement’s CFO Peter Pelle said: “I can call him any time of the day, and he will respond.”

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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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