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Willis Towers Watson Broker Samara Freimark Recognized as a 2019 International Power Broker

Topics: International

Samara Freimark
SVP, Global Services and Solutions/Corporate Risk and Broking
Willis Towers Watson, New York

Samara Freimark, SVP, Global Services and Solutions, Willis Towers Watson

For a global Fortune 500 company with a broad range of products and exposure in more than 40 countries, Samara Freimark conducted rigorous marketing and held discussions with all stakeholders to successfully bind a controlled master foreign liability program with more than 35 local admitted policies.

This was achieved for under $300,000 — an extremely competitive price given the client’s exposure. In addition, Freimark was also able to secure a multi-year rate agreement.

For another client, Newell Brands Inc., WTW took over the casualty portion of the account in early 2018, with Freimark and her team providing “some great suggestions” on alternate structuring of its program, said Karl Miller, director, risk management.




“The Willis team used their contacts and expertise to make that changed structure a reality,” Miller said. “This not only resulted in improved coverage but [also] a substantial reduction in Newell’s casualty rate.”

Dennis Phinney, senior corporate risk/insurance manager at Autodesk, said Freimark and her team were able to obtain broader coverage internationally, while at the same time lowering premiums.

“This has been very important to us as we transition to a new business model — Samara and her team went above and beyond to solve problems for us,” Phinney said.

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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 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.

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