Willis Towers Watson Broker Thomas Schilling Recognized as a 2023 International Power Broker
Thomas Schilling, U.S. West Region Leader, Global Services & Solutions, Willis Towers Watson
“Insurance is an enabler — never should it be an inhibitor” is the maxim that drives Thomas Schilling’s work. Not only does Schilling put his clients first, but he also has the skills to advise them on complex international issues and insurance program structures, all while building a strong network to find the answer to any question his customers might have.
According to Keith Yager, manager, insurance risk management at Alcoa, international business within Alcoa is complex and demands incredible expertise. “Tom continues year after year to excel in this regard. His knowledge and understanding of the ever-changing nature of our business and local regulations is a major factor in successful placements for us,” Yager said.
Alcoa’s business is in mining and metals, specifically integrated aluminum. Schilling has displayed a keen interest in understanding Alcoa’s business and its risks to ensure the company is placing the most comprehensive programs possible.
“Hands down, Tom has the expertise and knowledge to get the results that we are looking for,” Yager said. “I consider him to be my industry expert when it comes to international business and am fully confident in his expertise and connections within WTW.”
Another client noted that Schilling has spent his entire career in the international space, continually expanding his knowledge and network. “He is not only an expert in international casualty programs,” the client said, “but also anything that stretches beyond U.S. borders — including fronted program execution, program strategy and international contracting.”
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