Gallagher Broker Matt Jakubowski Recognized as a 2020 Nonprofit Power Broker
Matt Jakubowski, Producer, Gallagher
One of the things that the insurance industry does well is predicting what is going to happen; expecting the unexpected for organizations it insures is part of that. The epitome of a good insurance broker, Matt Jakubowski is forward thinking.
“He is on top of every issue that affects my industry in terms of risk management,” said Tom Baffuto, executive director, The Arc of New Jersey. “He’s my biggest advocate in determining my exposures, because he is always one step ahead.”
Aside from his informative and proactive qualities, Baffuto is particularly thankful for Jakubowski’s partnership. “Matt ensures that Gallagher is supportive of The Arc of New Jersey philanthropically,” he said.
Acquisitions are also a time in which organizations rely heavily on the support of their broker. Acenda Integrated Health was no different: “This was a transformational year for us. We combined with three companies as of July 1,” said Dr. Anthony DiFabio, president and CEO of Acenda.
Despite that challenge, Jakubowski did not falter. DiFabio praised Jakubowski for being a critical and integral part of the company’s transitional process.
“You can just see him insatiably learning. He does the reading and applies himself to be a true thought leader in the nonprofit sector,” said DiFabio. “You need to be able to lean on those tried and true fundamentals. Matt’s fundamentals are rock star.”
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