Gallagher Broker Michele Montgomery Recognized as a 2020 Education Power Broker
Michele Montgomery, Senior Vice President Higher Education/Public Sector, Gallagher
Placing an $8 billion property program in hurricane-prone Florida isn’t an easy feat. But Gallagher’s Michele Montgomery made it work for the Florida College System Risk Management Consortium, a system of 27 state colleges.
“Placing our property and providing us with a competitive program and comprehensive coverage for Florida Hurricane exposure, which is not your typical risk, stands out,” said Marsha Hackathorn, enterprise risk manager, Florida College System Risk Management Consortium. “We rely on her for so much.”
Montgomery isn’t just skilled at placing coverage for colleges and universities, however. She has also helped K-12 institutions place coverage for high school welding programs.
“Michele’s been instrumental in setting up safety standards and working with us on these welding programs,” said Kyle Drawdy, director of risk management for the North East Florida Educational Consortium.
Her skills as a broker and the care she demonstrated for her clients also helped Drawdy transition to working with the K-12 system. Drawdy and Montgomery had previously worked together in the college system.
“Her ability to assess and identify risk, assist in the managing of risk and placing insurance programs has really been fundamental to my risk program,” Drawdy said.
“Her knowledge in unsurpassed. The very few times she doesn’t have the answer off-hand, she’s able to get the answer to me in a matter of hours.”
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.
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