McKeel Hagerty, CEO, Hagerty
McKeel Hagerty began playing with cars as a boy and hasn’t stopped since, turning his parents’ small local insurance agency into the world’s largest provider of insurance and automotive media for people who love collecting cars, driving cars, and reading and watching videos about cars. Hagerty’s ‘grow yourself first’ approach to life and leadership has been so successful in the insurance industry that he took his thinking to his peers in the Young Presidents’ Organization [YPO], the world’s largest peer-to-peer group for CEOs. He served as international chairman of YPO from 2016 to 2017 and traveled the globe, talking to world leaders and business innovators about leadership and success. He drew upon these insights for his first book, Boundless, which is due out next spring.