Brad Tennant, Tennant Special Risk (US)
Following in his father’s footsteps, Brad Tennant joined the insurance industry in 1974. Forty-five years later, Tennant’s career has included stints at such industry giants as Allstate, Marsh, Reliance and various divisions within AIG, including National Union, Lexington, and Landmark Companies. He has worked with state departments of insurance, underwritten and managed varied books of business, and managed MGUs from the carrier side. In 1999, Tennant’s entrepreneurial spirit led him to start his own agency with the goal of developing a premier MGU facility focused on subcontractors. The self-professed “insurance geek” believes there is “a world of opportunity in this industry… If you are able, move through the different industry disciplines while you are young in your career.” He shares this insight as a mentor to his growing staff, providing them with a seasoned perspective on underwriting trends versus historical philosophies and digging into coverage forms whenever he can. In 2019, Tennant was inducted into the Insurance Business America’s Hall of Fame, which celebrates the industry’s entrepreneurs, pioneers, and leaders who have dedicated their careers to the advancement of insurance.