Brenda Ballard Austenfeld, President, national property practice, RT Specialty
President, national property practice
As president of RT Specialty’s national property practice, Brenda Austenfeld provides leadership to brokerage teams in sales and strategy initiatives while working closely to manage key market and client partners. She also oversees all of RT Specialty’s property procedures to support and mentor brokers within the national practice.
Prior to joining RT, Austenfeld was a partner and executive vice president of the national property practice at Westrope. Her guidance and established relationships with underwriters and company management helped Westrope’s property practice grow exponentially and become well known for its ability to creatively and effectively handle specialized and catastrophic property exposures. Before joining Westrope, Austenfeld served in several leadership roles at Alexander & Alexander and Aon Risk Services.
She has been recognized in a number of publications, including the Kansas City Business Journal’s Women Who Mean Business and Midwest CEO’s Most Influential Women. Beyond her duties at RT Specialty, Austenfeld serves on the WSIA board of directors and also is a member of the executive board of trustees for the Kansas 4-H Foundation.