James English

James English

James English is an industry-recognized subject-matter expert in property insurance. He is also a guest speaker, publication contributor, adjunct faculty and professional development leader with thirty-year record of accomplishments at three of the four largest global insurance brokers. James specializes in using risk analytics to develop and execute programs that transfer unacceptable levels of risk, from some of the largest organizations in the world, to the global insurance marketplace. He also has experience working in corporate finance, accounting and risk management, which affords him a distinctive perspective and the agility to communicate and connect with executives and leaders at business partner organizations. 

James is responsible for developing and executing Gallagher’s strategy for property insurance and related insurance coverage lines in its Great Lakes and Midwest regions and supporting Gallagher’s global strategy for property insurance and related coverage lines for all industry sectors. His responsibilities also include client retention; product, market and business development; peer review of select client programs; and recruitment, training, development, mentoring and retention of brokerage colleagues. 

James earned his bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University and earned his Executive MBA from Michigan State University. From 2013-18, James served as an adjunct professor for Olivet College’s MBA in Insurance and Risk Management. James serves on the Michigan State University Executive MBA Alumni Board and is in the process of earning his Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter designation. 


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