Marsh Broker Ellen Charnley Recognized as a 2019 Captives Power Broker
Ellen Charnley, President, Managing Director, Marsh
As president of Marsh Captive Solutions, spanning 50 domiciles and 400 employees servicing more than 1,200 captives, Ellen Charnley has a lot on her plate. Her role is to ensure that the right brokers with relevant expertise are matched to the right clients. In the past year she has focused on training those brokers to equip them with the right tools for the job.
On the client side, Charnley has also prioritized bringing innovative solutions and products to market, delivering benchmarking data and analysis to enable her clients to make informed decisions, and providing networking and educational opportunities.
Last year, she hosted Marsh’s third annual captive lunch at RIMS to give clients a platform to discuss the latest trends and developments and meet with senior leadership.
Charnley also launched a set of captive owner forums throughout the year to listen to clients’ concerns and address their needs. In addition, she has worked directly with clients on everything from choosing domiciles to strategically reviewing their captive utilization.
Bill Baxley, SVP of finance and treasurer for Freeman, which has two captives in Texas and Hawaii that Charnley services, said: “Ellen understands our corporate culture, what will and will not be acceptable to our management team, and she helps us design solutions for the long run, knowing we must take baby steps when we begin a new product journey.
“Her experience in the industry gives her the breadth of knowledge to implement solutions that make sense for us while not wasting time pitching everything under the sun.”
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.