Willis Towers Watson Broker John Atkinson Recognized as a 2019 At Large Power Broker
John Atkinson, Managing Partner, Senior Living Practice, Willis Towers Watson
When a multitude of its senior living communities were devastated by Hurricane Irma, owner/operator Vi was facing a large loss.
But thanks to the expertise of John Atkinson, it was able to successfully submit and progress its claim.
Diane Schrieber, assistant VP of risk management at Vi, said: “John has done a wonderful job for us, managing our risk. He has an in-depth knowledge and expertise in our industry, but his key strength is getting to know his clients’ insurance needs and helping them to plug any gaps they may have.”
Atkinson also helped Brookdale Senior Living to access a range of new markets to find affordable coverage despite several years of losses from natural catastrophes and bad weather.
George Hicks, executive VP of finance and treasurer at Brookdale Senior Living, said: “John is excellent at being proactive and anticipating major issues before they arise. He has built a very loyal and capable team around him that enables him to deliver on every count.”
Atkinson has also helped grow Willis Towers Watson’s portfolio of senior living industry clients to more than 200, with operations in more than 50 states, providing general insurance and clinical risk management services.
He has been instrumental in helping these companies to effectively plan for natural disasters and protect their residents. That includes developing tools such as Willis Towers Watson Disaster and Storm Track Alert.
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.
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