Willis Towers Watson Broker Sharon Hammer Recognized as a 2020 Manufacturing Power Broker
Sharon Hammer, Client Advocate, Willis Towers Watson
It has never been easy for E.D. Bullard Co. to secure coverage for its silica- and asbestos-related exposures, said Cathleen Lutzkanin, global risk manager for the safety-equipment manufacturer based in Kentucky.
But the company faced a potential lapse in coverage in fall 2019 after its insurance carrier pulled back from the risk, Lutzkanin said.
Bullard’s broker, Sharon Hammer, came to the rescue with a range of options, putting the company’s owners and board members at ease. And they were “really some good options,” Lutzkanin added.
“I have no idea how she did it, but I am eternally grateful that she was able to do it,” she said, praising Hammer’s passion and diligence as well.
“I truly feel she cares. She’s not just there to sell us a product. I think she’ll beat every bush there is,” said Lutzkanin.
She also appreciates Hammer’s open-minded approach.
“She is a constant source of inspiration to me as far as her creative way of looking at the various situations that I have thrown at her,” Lutzkanin said.
Collaboration is another of Hammer’s strengths, Lutzkanin said.
“She’s definitely a team player and so open to getting as many people as involved as she can. I think that’s a huge asset.”
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