Marsh Broker Dennis Tierney Recognized as a 2020 Workers’ Comp Power Broker
Dennis Tierney, National Director of WC Claims, Marsh
For much of the past year, Dennis Tierney has been focused on helping clients look inward — reviewing claims and identifying cost and utilization patterns, looking for hidden opportunities to help them work smarter, not harder.
In each case, engaging clients in robust claim reviews and targeting areas with the greatest potential impact on outcomes and costs.
Tierney, in short, helps turn good workers’ comp programs into great ones.
“Dennis has been instrumental in helping us … to bring a lot more structure to our process.
“Now we’re really capturing in specific details, in a much more structured way, and it helps us identify broader trends,” said Brett Giarrusso, director, risk & insurance for Breakthru Beverage Group in New York City.
“I’m a one-person risk management department. He’s been a go-to advisor I can really lean on.”
Phil Scarano, risk manager for Diageo, based in Old Greenwich, Conn., said, “He brings his leadership every day … ‘How do I make the others around me perform better? How can I be a teacher and an advocate for my client?’
“It’s listening and creating a plan and seeing through the execution of that plan so that all interests are met, in a balanced way.
“Dennis rolls up his sleeves every day, and he brings that blue-collar lunch-pail mentality to getting things done,” Scarano said. “When you approach things like that, you tend to wind up with fewer big problems to manage.”
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.