Lauren Melzer, Gallagher
Senior manager, national market relations and branch programs
Early in her career, Lauren Melzer worked as a commercial accounts underwriter for two major insurance companies. As the director of technology insurance for The Hanover’s Midwest region, Melzer led the P&L for a six-state territory. She also co-founded the company’s Women’s Networking Group and was awarded the Community Hero Award for her work with the Junior League of Kane & DuPage Counties.
Melzer joined Gallagher’s national market relations team in 2017 and currently oversees several of the company’s top carrier partnerships, providing oversight on strategic initiatives and driving profitable growth. Earlier this year, she was promoted to manage Gallagher’s US branch programs.
“As we continue to adapt to our new environment, I hope to see inclusion and diversity continue to be a top priority for insurance companies,” Melzer says. “We need to attract more women and people of color to the insurance industry, and it starts by creating a culture of change and making diversity and inclusion a priority.”