Michelle Goldman, Executive vice president, RT Specialty

Michelle Goldman, Executive vice president, RT Specialty

Michelle Goldman  
RT Specialty  
Specialty: CAT property  

While practicing as a lawyer, Michelle Goldman shadowed a broker friend for a day; 21 years later, she’s an executive vice president at RT Specialty, where she specializes in CAT property insurance and has become an expert at understanding and finding coverage for very hard-to-place property risks, including beachfront properties, builders’ risk and earthquake or flood. Throughout her career, Goldman has helped to open new markets that she negotiated with carriers, and she and her team also actively work with MGUs to build out new programs.  

“I am very fortunate that I can learn about different industries through just working on an insured’s property account,” she says. I learn about woodworking, underground mining, retail, hospitality … it is endless. I quite often have to visit the site; I have been in an underground coal mine, on a boat pilot’s site in the middle of the Mississippi, at a groundbreaking in Disney World for a new hotel – the list goes on.”