Marsh Broker Kristi Whistle Recognized as a 2019 Retail Power Broker
Kristi Whistle, Senior Vice President, Marsh
Marsh’s newly-launched Restaurant Center of Excellence team is led by Kristi Whistle, a two-time Power Broker® award winner. Whistle’s team assisted a retailer whose acquisition more than doubled annual revenue. ‘
Combining the insurance programs meant evaluating self-insurance; and analyzing deductible structures, buying styles, years of stacked collateral arrangements, limits and carriers, as well as claims management and risk avoidance techniques — and it all had to be done in a few mere months.
In addition, due diligence omitted substantial details around open claims and litigation that impacted forecasts and savings projections.
Yet analytics and education, with working closely and communicating, enabled Whistle’s team to build a right-sized program for the combined company. The new single program achieved premium savings of 15 percent ($1.5 million) and will sustain itself as the company continues to grow and acquire brands.
Natalya Harvey, senior risk manager for Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants, said: “Kristi has been an absolute joy to work with. She truly cares about her clients and works diligently as an extension of their risk team.
“This past year, she presented offshore punitive damage options to eliminate gaps in our umbrella tower, facilitated our first stewardship meeting with the casualty carrier and was the driving force in securing a property renewal option for a minor increase of 5 percent.
“After Harvey, Irma and Maria and our continued growth in Florida, this was a nice win!”
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.