Chelsie Tysdal, Burns & Wilcox
Associate managing director
Burns & Wilcox
Chelsie Tysdal oversees Burns & Wilcox’s Los Angeles office and manages the commercial insurance department; she also specializes in commercial insurance and has one of the fastest-growing books of business in Los Angeles. With a background as a competitive athlete, Tysdal understands the importance of teamwork and enjoys the industry’s competitive nature. A firm believer in leading by example with integrity and determination, she actively encourages her associates to go above and beyond and ensures they are recognized for their excellent performance.
“I want to see more diversity throughout the insurance industry, mainly at the top level,” Tysdal says. “Diversity is key to the future of the industry, as well as attracting top talent. Achieving more diversity also assists in retaining top performers [and] promotes openness and a willingness to see things from a different perspective, thus reducing groupthink.”