Marye Beasley Kohn, Cobbs Allen (US)
executive vice president of commercial lines
Marye Beasley Kohn began her insurance career in 2007 at Cobbs Allen in what she thought would be a temporary job. Thirteen years later, she’s still there. “Every day brings new challenges, forcing me to think outside of the box and get out of my comfort zone by being vulnerable, whether with employees or specific client questions,” she says. In 2017, Kohn led a successful systems migration project that completely transitioned the company to cloud-based software – a technology enhancement that has proved to be especially beneficial in today’s work-from-home reality. Last year, Kohn was integral to the company’s formation of CAC Specialty, a specialty insurance brokerage and investment banking platform focused on combining structured finance solutions with insurance broking capabilities. Kohn’s involvement in back-office and operations support helped get the new business off the ground. Her leadership has earned her a spot in Insurance Business America’s Elite Women 2020 list.