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Gallagher Broker Nancy Sylvester Recognized as a 2019 Education Power Broker

Topics: Education

Nancy Sylvester, CPCU, ARM-P
Managing Director
Gallagher, Baton Rouge, La.

Nancy Sylvester, Managing Director, Gallagher

When risk manager Jayme Naquin had to go out on medical leave from Loyola University New Orleans, broker Nancy Sylvester didn’t leave her client in the lurch.

“Nancy was absolutely amazing. When I had to transition out, Nancy brought in her team — I think she had three people on rotation a couple days a week — to help explain and train on risk management and Loyola’s current portfolio.”

She’s enthusiastic, energetic and great to have access to all times of day, said Colorado Robertson, assistant director, risk management, Louisiana State University.

“She really steps up and engages with our campus community,” Robertson explained. “Nancy is great at bringing clarity to the insurance process for our key stakeholders.”

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Ed Nobles, director of risk management, Louisiana State University, said, “She’s amazing. I’ve been in insurance over 20 years and I’ve met a lot of brokers, but out of all of them, I’d give her the highest rating. She approaches the insurance market and coverage challenges with passion and creativity. She has gone above and beyond with both the London and domestic markets to accomplish great things for our university.”

Naquin added that Sylvester’s time as a risk manager for a school board really shines through in her broker career: “She’s always up-to-date with the university and makes sure she’s available. She keeps a pulse on risk management issues and litigation that may affect what we’re doing.”

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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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