Lockton Broker Phil Torpey Recognized as a 2024 Agriculture Power Broker

Topics: Agriculture

Phil Torpey, Vice President, Senior Account Executive — Food, Agriculture and Beverage Practice, Lockton

Phil Torpey, CPCU, ARM, AINS
Vice President, Senior Account Executive
Lockton, Kansas City, Mo.Lockton

Syngenta is a multinational agricultural, chemical and seeds company doing business in roughly 90 countries, said John Burleigh, its head of corporate insurance. His relationship with Phil Torpey began about a year and a half ago.

“He has exceeded expectations, to put it mildly,” Burleigh said. “I started getting into insurance and risk management in the early 1990s. It’s been quite a long time. I’ve worked with many impressive people, very capable brokers, account executives. But Phil’s been tops overall.”

Burleigh applauds Torpey’s holistic approach. “It’s become much more than just the traditional insurance brokering arrangement, where they market and place coverage for you. They do all that exceptionally well, but he’s also been really helpful in introducing me to the resources his organization has that could help us in a variety of other ways.”

“The complexity of our growth has led us to a new structure to manage our risk in an unbundled fashion to make it more competitive,” said Scott Schneider, VP and treasurer of Scoular.

“We’ve had to restructure our platform to get our business more competitive in regions of the world that provide business opportunity, and that changes our risk profile … One example of Phil’s expertise is when he helped provide a particular solution with a one-time international shipment coming out of high-risk country on a tight time line, which covered the exposure in a very compressed time frame.”

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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 have 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.

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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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