JOHN G. CHINO
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., Orange County, CA
John Chino entered the Gallagher intern program in 1981. He spent two years in London, becoming the first American to pass the exam Lloyd’s implemented to foster standards for their brokers. And speaking of exams, Chino himself is an educator, currently on the faculty of the National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research and a course leader for The Institutes. He says his role as a teacher is a key to his success as a producer, keeping him sharp and reinforcing his understanding of his clients’ needs. As a producer, he serves self-insurance pools for cities, counties and school districts in eight states, as well as many individually self-insured agencies. One of his clients, the state of New Mexico, has a spaceport it plans to start using for private space travel in 2016, and Chino and his team placed insurance for the operation.