In 2016 Connor & Gallagher OneSource earned the distinction of being ranked one of the Best Places to Work in Insurance by Business Insurance. Talent is one of the greatest assets you could have in the insurance industry, and we have no shortage of it here.
Graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety and Business Administration. I remain an active supporter of the Katie School of Insurance at Illinois State.
36 years of experience in the Commercial Insurance space. The last 19 years as President of Connor & Gallagher OneSource.
Large Commercial Risk Management and placement. Specific concentrations in Loss Sensitive Workers Compensation and Large Property exposures.
Spending time with friends and family. Love my lake time, golf, traveling and being a St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan. Most of all I am inspired by watching those I have mentored become industry professionals and leaders in our field.
Graduated from Xavier University with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Marketing.
I started in the insurance business on the company side working as an underwriter for the first 6 years of my career. I then moved to the agency side and joined Connor & Gallagher OneSource as a partner in 2003.
Along with managing my own book of business, I manage all of the Property and Casualty sales staff.
Outside of work I enjoy fishing, playing golf, and spending time with my family.
Graduated in 1981 from Illinois State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Safety. I am licensed in Property, Casualty, Life & Health Insurance in the state of Illinois.
I have been working in Commercial Lines business insurance since 1981. In 1997 Tom Connor and I started Connor & Gallagher Insurance Services (now called Connor & Gallagher OneSource) and have been fortunate enough to see it grow from the two of us to a staff of over 75 qualified insurance professionals today.
In addition to my management responsibilities at Connor & Gallagher OneSource, I am still involved in managing my own book of commercial lines Property and Casualty business. I have customers that have had their insurance coverage placed through me going back to the early 1980s. I very much appreciate and value these long-term relationships and make sure that I am always there to serve my customers’ needs.
My wife Kathy and I have been married for over 30 years. We have 5 grown children that we are very proud of. We have a family summer home in southwest Michigan. I enjoy spending as much time as I can at the summer home with my family and friends.
Graduated from Wheaton College in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. I majored in Political Science and received a minor in Economics. I have my Life & Health License as well as my Series 6, 63, and 65 securities licenses.
I have been an Employee Benefits Consultant since graduating from Wheaton College. In 2005, I was hired to be the Employee Benefits Practice Leader of Connor & Gallagher OneSource and since that time
In addition to my management responsibilities at Connor & Gallagher OneSource, I am still involved in managing my own book of employee benefits and retirement planning business. I’m passionate about helping businesses transition from fully insured to self-funded health insurance and helping them implement strategies that take advantage of the flexibility that funding arrangement offers. I’m also well versed in helping businesses optimize their retirement plan by reducing costs, helping employers meet their fiduciary requirements and educating employees so they can successfully save for retirement.
My wife Celeste and I have been married
Graduated from Illinois State University with a BS in Economics. My insurance designations include CRIS (Construction Risk Insurance Specialist) and CLCS (Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist).
After college I’ve worked in the steel, paper, dairy distribution and construction industries.
I specialize in insuring real estate, construction, private equity/ M&A due diligence, distributors and manufacturing exposures country wide.
Married to my wife Laura for over 25 years, 2 children and a grandson. Outside of work we enjoy sailing on Lake Michigan, traveling and searching for new hidden gem restaurants.
Licensed in Property, Casualty, Life and Health Insurance. Insurance industry continuing education courses completed annually.
I’ve been a licensed insurance agent since 2000.
Competitively protecting and providing risk management to middle market businesses and companies including public entities.
Spending time with family, golfing and boating.
Graduated from Illinois State University. Majored in Finance with a minor in Insurance. I am continuously expanding my knowledge throughout many industries and applying that knowledge to my Insurance career. I consistently take continuing education classes specific to the ever evolving Insurance industry.
5 years of commercial insurance experience among corporate and independent agency.
Generalist with a large spectrum of capabilities suited to many industries and have target focus on the transportation, construction, distribution, and restaurant industries.
Staying active, spending time with family and friends, and being outdoors.
Graduated from Illinois State University and Brother Rice High School.
30 years of Property and Casualty Insurance, including 16 years at Connor & Gallagher OneSource.
Includes Elevator contractors, Captives, and Crane Operators.
Our lake house in Michigan, hacking up a golf course, and watching all sports, especially the World Champion Chicago Cubs!
I have been licensed in the Property & Casualty and Life & Health insurance business since 1987. Prior to entering into the insurance field, I owned and operated a family style restaurant for five years.
I understand the thin profit margins for businesses and strive to safeguard their valuable assets. I have protected the same customers for 20 plus years.
Mid to large level accounts in the manufacturing, technical, healthcare, life science and construction industries.
Working with new and current customers to understand their unique exposures; every operation is different. I like to spend my free time with family and friends, traveling and outdoor activities.
Graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication. Licensed in Life and Health insurance in Illinois.
Began as a health and benefits consultant in 2007.
Focused on meeting the needs of my customers, and creating long-term, results-driven strategies that manage claims and control costs.
My wife Kourtney and I reside in the South Loop. I enjoy fitness, traveling and watching Detroit and Michigan State sports.
Graduated from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri with a Bachelor of Science degree in business. I am licensed in property, casualty, life and health insurance.
35 years as a commercial insurance broker. Joined Connor & Gallagher OneSource in 2000.
Contracting, manufacturing, and property management.
Spending time with family and friends.
I graduated from Western Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science degree. I am licensed in Life and Health insurance and Property and Casualty.
I began my career out of college with the Prudential Insurance Company where I quickly grew my block of business in Group Health Insurance.
My strength is in working with companies who are struggling to control costs because of high claimants. My goal is to look over a 3-5 year time horizon with little to no increase in future premiums due to our proactive claim mitigation strategies.
My wife Marian and I have a daughter, Alessandra. We enjoy golfing, dining with friends, and we have a summer home in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin where we spend most of our summer weekends.
Graduated from Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois with Bachelor of Arts degree in Business. Licensed in Property and Casualty insurance in Illinois. Member of Society of Certified Insurance Counselors.
Over 20 years in Commercial insurance marketing experience.
Marketing of commercial business including negotiations with insurance carriers and qualifying risks that provide the best opportunities.
Spending time outdoors, watching sports and warm weather travel.
Property & Casualty Insurance License for Illinois, Real Estate Brokers License for Illinois
Over 25 years working in the commercial insurance industry and risk management
Marketing mid to large size commercial accounts
Spending time with family and friends, planning vacations, gardening, and reading
Licensed in Property & Casualty with a Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist
10 years of commercial insurance experience.
New business and renewal marketing, bonds and certificates of insurance and every aspect of the renewal process.
Volunteering at my local animal shelter, shopping, traveling, concerts, and spending time with my family and friends.
Licensed in Property and Casualty Insurance.
25 years of commercial insurance experience in a role of a customer service representative and account manager.
Marketing mid-large size commercial accounts
Spending time with family and friends, watching my son play baseball and relaxing up at Lake Carroll.
Graduated from University of Illinois/Chicago with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business. Licensed in Property and Casualty insurance.
Working in the insurance industry for about 30 years. About 12 years of that were on the insurance carrier side with time spent in both Commercial and Personal lines. I then transitioned to the Agency side and have been working in Commercial lines ever since.
Commercial lines marketing, servicing and claims assistance.
Reading, cooking/baking and taking walks.
Attended Moraine Valley Community College. Licensed in life and health insurance.
I began my career in Human Resources. I most enjoyed the area of employee benefits and focused on that path. I have been in the industry for 14 years and love being an Escalated Claims Resolution Specialist at CGO.
Claims resolution (nicknamed the “pit-bull” of our department); my position is both challenging and rewarding, but I most enjoy the interaction with our clients and helping their employees with claim issues. I oversee our COBRA department at CGO and assist in office management when needed. Can bake a mean pan of brownies and love to share them with my co-workers!
I love to cook/bake for my family and friends, enjoy canvas painting, crafting, watching the Cubs baseball games with my husband, traveling with our grown children.
Graduated in 1982 from DePaul University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Marketing. I am licensed in Life & Health Insurance and Property & Casualty in the state of Illinois.
I started my insurance career in 1984 working in Metropolitan Life’s Group Benefits Department and since then I have spent the majority of my career consulting for employers in the middle market segment.
I am a consultant in the Employee Benefits Division at Connor & Gallagher OneSource and I am responsible for business development and account management. I provide consultation on employer-sponsored group benefit programs, design wellness programs and assist employers with understanding and implementing Healthcare Reform requirements.
I enjoy spending time with my wife, four daughters, five grandchildren and when time permits I have been known to take in a round of golf. I am currently a member of the Board of Advisors for Catholic Charities as well as the former President of the Board of Directors for Metropolitan Family Services Southwest.
Licensed in Life and Health Insurance.
5 years of Employee Benefits.
Employee benefit education (English/Spanish), marketing health plans, new business implementation and customer service.
Spending time with family and friends. Enjoy watching sports.
Attended Elgin Community College.
I began my career working in the financial industry for 9 years. I decided to transition my skills into the insurance world.
COBRA Specialist; my position is a fast-paced and professional environment. I perform COBRA day to day activities such as collect monthly premium payments from participants, process COBRA elections by reinstating coverages with multiple carriers and handle open enrollment for participants that are currently enrolled.
My favorite hobbies are to spend time with my family and friends, travel, and play in my baseball league in the summer.
Graduated from Carl Sandburg H.S. and followed a diverse customer service path for many years. Licensed in Property & Casualty, and enjoy always learning new and interesting information with our continuing education classes.
I have many years of customer service experience.
I am the first person you see when you walk through our door, so a smile is always welcoming. Making clients and our carriers feel comfortable is something I have learned throughout my career.
My husband and I enjoy our weekends camping and enjoying the company of our family and friends.
Licensed in Property and Casualty Insurance.
18 years in Commercial Insurance.
Responsible for the day-to-day dissemination of documents and information relative to the client service processes.
Spending time with family and friends.
Licensed in Property & Casualty, Bachelors of Science in Business Management and concentration in Human Resources Management from Illinois State University.
5 years of Commercial Insurance experience and 16 years of Customer Service experience.
Commercial business insurance coverages and customer account management.
Spending time walking and hiking with my husband and dogs, watching baseball and hockey and site seeing as often as possible.
Graduated from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business and focus in Human Resources. Licensed in Life and Health insurance in Illinois. Always looking to learn more, especially through blogs, podcasts and industry articles.
5 years of digital marketing experience.
Email marketing, website, inbound marketing, marketing automation, social media, blogging, branding, SEO, webinars and seminars.
Spending time with family and friends, trying new restaurants, traveling, avid Chicago sports fan.
Graduated from Harper College in Palatine, Illinois. Licensed in Property & Casualty Insurance in Illinois.
17 years Insurance experience.
I have developed expertise in wood products, elevator/lift contractors, and manufacturing. I have tailored insurance programs that work both locally and on a nationwide level.
I currently live in Hoffman Estates with my wife Noel. We are big sports fans and in our down time are huge movie buffs.
I graduated from Northern Illinois University with a bachelor’s degree in Economics and earned the designation of Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®) from the Center of Fiduciary Studies. I am a member of the National Association of Plan Advisors (NAPA).
I was recently selected to join a group of colleagues from across the country to represent the National Association of Plan Advisors. During this trip, I met with members of Congress on Capitol Hill to advocate for the retirement plan industry, and the plan participants served by Connor & Gallagher OneSource.
I began working in the financial services industry in 2007 for a National 401(k) provider. Since then I’ve managed my own retirement plan consulting practice and most recently helped manage the retirement plan division at Wintrust Wealth Management. Over my career I’ve consulted with over 500 companies and educated thousands of plan participants. I use my experience to help plan sponsors define their retirement plan goals and choose the optimal plan design to reach those goals.
Helping business owners and plan sponsors meet their fiduciary obligations by providing cost-effective and compliant retirement plan benefits for their employees. My specialties include plan sponsor relationship management, fiduciary oversight, plan design consulting, fee and service provider analysis.
Spending time with my wife Beth and two children, golfing and home craft brewing.
Graduate of North Central College in Naperville, Illinois with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management. Licensed in Life and Health Insurance in Illinois. Constantly expanding my base of industry knowledge.
Seasoned entrepreneur, business consultant and senior sales executive.
Partnering with businesses in the development of Employee Benefit Strategic Plans, with an emphasis on cost containment.
Adventures with family and friends, vintage autos, motorcycles, music, fine dining, collecting wine and traveling.
Graduated from Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin with a degree in Business Administration and Marketing. Licensed in Property and Casualty along with Life and Health Insurance in Illinois.
Over 25 years in Insurance, the last 17 years with Connor & Gallagher OneSource.
Property and Casualty Insurance Producer that handles middle market size accounts – employee size of 25-200.
Spending time with my family and watching my kids grow into adulthood. Playing golf and watching Blackhawks games and Tennis with my wife. Making people laugh.
While my formal education was a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Finance at Arizona State University, I learned the most being an Entrepreneur. Starting two companies from nothing has provided “hands-on learning” in Human Resources, Sales, Marketing and Operations. But above all, it has taught me perseverance.
Eighteen years of strategic business planning, finance, merger & acquisition, fiduciary responsibility, leadership, sales, client service and system administration.
Change Management, Implementation of Human Resource Information Systems, Technology Evaluation, Communication, Team Building, System Integration, Payroll, Time and Attendance, 401(k) Administration,
Laughing with my wife and two children, physical activity, golf, downhill skiing, biking and a great challenge.
I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Master of Science degree in Accounting (MSA) from Keller Graduate School of Management.
8+ years of group employee benefits experience in the small and mid-size market segment.
Group health, life & disability insurance, compliance, cost & claim analysis.
I enjoy spending time with my family & friends, cheering for my Chicago sports teams and vacationing in tropical destinations.
Graduated from Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. Licensed in Life and Health insurance in Illinois.
5 years’ experience as a financial analyst in both investments and insurance.
Marketing, claims analysis, financial strategy, and translating complicated numbers into terms that facilitate clients’ decision making.
I’m an avid NBA fan and I love Chicago. I enjoy traveling, overeating and making the most possible out of every day.
Graduated from Illinois State University with Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance. Licensed in Life and Health insurance in Illinois.
3 years accounting background. With CGO since September of 2015.
Employee education and presentations, benefit administration software and portal set-up and client services.
Live music, spending time with family and friends, and trying new things.
Attended Southern Illinois University and majored in Journalism with a specialty in advertising and a minor in psychology.
Licensed Illinois Property & Casualty Producer since 2002. I have almost 20 years of experience in the insurance industry with roles as a client specialist, service representative and lead customer service representative at a number of large financial institutions.
Customer services and account management for both large commercial and small commercial accounts.
Spending time with family and friends. Coaching youth baseball, football and basketball, going to concerts and sporting events.
Graduated from University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana with Bachelor of Arts degree in Retail Marketing.
13 years of insurance industry experience.
Client support, commercial business insurance coverages, client account management, renewal coverage marketing, billing, claims assistance, bonds and certificates of insurance.
Cooking and spending time with my three children and dog Lucy.
Graduated from Harper College in Palatine, Illinois with a Degree in Early Childhood Education.
2 years as an ACA Reporting Specialist, 10 years in the insurance industry.
ACA Reporting – processes & procedures, Q&A, 1095C Filings.
Spending time with family, watching sports with friends and reading.
I’m a former student at DeVry University and Chicago State.
Sixteen years’ experience in compensation processing.
Payroll system configuration, time and attendance, garnishments, employee self-service and team building.
Volunteering at church, spending time with family and friends, traveling and "Grey’s Anatomy."
Graduated from Wheaton Warrenville South High School before attending Monmouth College for Political Science. I am licensed in Life and Health Insurance in Illinois.
Aggregate 5 years of customer service.
Employee benefits in the under 50 market segment, benefits package benchmarking and implementation.
Avid sports fan, especially KU basketball (Rock Chalk Jayhawk) and European soccer (FC Schalke 04); and playing the occasional gig with my band.
Graduated from The Illinois Institute of Art – Schaumburg with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and Management.
Interned with Connor & Gallagher OneSource, now working full-time in Benefits Administration.
Benefit administration and open enrollment tracking.
Spending time at home with my dogs and family and going to Chicago Blackhawks games.
Graduated from Benedictine University in Lisle, IL with a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems. Licensed in Life and Health Insurance. Certified Enrollment Specialist.
Prior to joining CGO I spent 12 years at an ancillary insurance carrier: Guardian Life Insurance Company.
Account management, customer service, renewal processing, rate negotiations, ACA reporting.
Golfing, going to the movies, playing cards with friends, cheering on the Chicago White Sox and Notre Dame Football.
Graduated from Northwestern University with Bachelor of Science degree in Economics. Licensed in Life and Health insurance in Illinois.
Employee benefits professional with over 25 years of experience in employee group benefits with a focus on account management. Background includes design and implementation of a comprehensive range of health and welfare benefits including medical, dental, vision, life, disability and voluntary product offerings.
Serving as a liaison between markets and clients and responsible for the day-to-day management of client’s benefit plans. I specialize in marketing and implementing group coverages which include fully-insured and self-funded programs, renewal negotiations, managing open enrollments and keeping clients up to date with government compliance.
Spending time with family and friends, traveling, Chicago Cubs.
Graduated from Roosevelt University with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management. Licensed in Property and Casualty insurance in Illinois.
5 years Commercial Lines Insurance.
Online rating and small business accounts.
Spending time with friends and family, including my two children.
Licensed in Property, Casualty, Life and Health in the state of IL.
5 years of experience in the Insurance Industry.
Online carrier rating, customer service, certificates of insurance, invoices and billing inquiries.
Reading, learning new things and spending time with friends and family.
Graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with Bachelor of Science in Community Health with concentrations in Health Planning and Administration, Health Education and Promotion, and Rehabilitation and Disability Services.
1.5 years of being an admissions coordinator and insurance liaison for residents in a continued care retirement community.
Anything from marketing out renewals, to running audits, to helping the Account Executives and Mangers set up HR Connecting page. I get involved in a little bit of everything and am always looking to learn more.
running, golfing, music, and spending time with family and friends. Also, watching my Cubs, Blackhawks, and Packers!
I graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Accounting from St. Xavier University.
5 years of Accounting and administrative management.
Accounting, HR and Retirement Plan administration, insurance carrier billing reconciliation.
Spending time with my five kids and volunteering for Ladder Up Chicago, an organization that provides free financial services to help families become more financially stable.
Graduated from Northern Illinois University with Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing. Licensed in Life and Health and Property and Casualty insurance in Illinois. Continue to expand my industry knowledge by attending industry specific educational seminars, webinars and reading the many legislative updates and briefs provided by various carrier and government entities.
30 plus years in both the carrier and brokerage space.
Employee Benefit plan design, funding arrangements, financial reporting, the Affordable Care Act and electronic enrollment technology.
Spending time with family and friends, yardwork, grilling, playing and watching golf as well as all of Chicago’s sports teams.
Associates’ Degree in Business Administration and Management. Licensed in Life & Health since 1995
23 years Employee Benefits experience.
Account management, customer service, employee education and presentations, claim reports and open enrollment meetings.
Huge Chicago Blackhawks Fan. Like travelling and spending time with family & friends.
Just learning the payroll business
I am new to the industry and anxious to learn
Event volunteering, primarily playing with kids during church events. I love playing basketball and soccer.
Graduated from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.
5+ years of experience in accounting and financial analysis.
Financial reports and analysis, accounts payable/receivable and payroll.
Any time spent with my wife and daughter, playing and watching sports, craft beer and an occasional half-marathon.
Licensed in Property & Casualty Insurance since 1986. I attend and complete various continuing educations classes to stay up-to-date.
30 years’ experience on the agency side of the insurance business. Prior to that, I spent time in the banking industry.
Accounting, payroll, financial reporting and analysis, accounts payable/receiveable, time and attendance, billing, corporate budgeting, carrier statements/commissions, new employee onboarding and carrier administration.
Spending time with my close knit family and friends, attending local events and supporting local businesses.
Graduated from University of Illinois at Chicago with bachelor in political science. I have a property and casualty & life and health license.
I’ve been a licensed insurance agent since 2003.
I was offered a position at Connor & Gallagher Insurance Services (now called Connor & Gallagher OneSource) as a Property and Casualty Insurance consultant. Since then, I have become the program director for our exclusive municipal, pallet and bowling insurance program. Over the years, I have had the pleasure of watching and taking part in a true business success story. From the time I have started, I have watched CGO mold into one of the top brokerage firms in the nation.
I have a wife and two children. When I am not working, I spend most of my time with my children’s sports. They are very active in football, wrestling and baseball.
Graduated from Lewis University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Licensed in Property and Casualty Insurance. Currently working toward my CIC (Certified Insurance Counselors) designation.
Over 14 years of experience in Commercial Lines Property and Casualty insurance.
Customer service and marketing new and renewal business for a wide variety of commercial accounts.
I enjoy spending time with my friends and family including my 3 kids, traveling and walking my dogs with my husband.
I graduated from Ball State University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography. I am licensed in Property and Casualty in the state of Illinois.
I’ve been in the insurance industry since 2001.
Assisting clients with questions they have regarding their insurance needs.
I love reading, hiking and attending both my sons’ sporting events.
Graduated from College of DuPage with an Associate of Arts degree.
I have over 30 years of Payroll/HR experience focusing on Software System Support. I earned my Human Resources Information Professional (HRIP) Certification in 2010.
I have an extensive background in HRIS system project management, implementation and a full range of system functions focused on developing automated efficient processes.
I love animals, reading, traveling and being outdoors. My favorite thing to do is spend time with my family and friends.
Licensed in Property & Casualty, Graduated in 2013 from North Park University with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science.
4 years of experiences in the commercial insurance industry.
Commercial business insurance, account management and customer service.
Spending time with family and friends, traveling, running and watching the Cubs win!
Graduated from University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse in 1988 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. Attained the Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation and have been a licensed Property, Casualty, Life and Health producer for over 20 years.
I began my career in 1988 working for Cigna Insurance followed by St. Paul Fire & Marine Insurance. After having spent approximately 6 years on the carrier side of the business, I moved to the broker side of the business where I have spent the past 23 years.
Bringing value to clients by analyzing their exposures to loss and then implementing risk transfer/retention strategies, coupled with claims management and loss control services to effectively address clients’ specific needs. The value brought is based around experience, a comprehensive approach, and a focus on long term relationships with my clients.
My wife Pamela and I have been married for close to 30 years and are blessed to have 4 wonderful children. Outside of work, my interest include boating, gardening and spending time with my family.
Graduated from Ball State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management/ Human Resources. I have been certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) since 1996 and a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) since 2015.
I have been working in Human Resources for over 30 years, with experience at multi-site, domestic and international organizations. I have ben involved in policy and procedure development, performance management, talent acquisition , compensation development, employee relations, training and a host of other HR areas.
As part of CGO’s Human Resources Consulting Services, I work with clients on their HR needs including employee handbook creation and updates, supervisory training, separation consulting and execution, recruiting support and unemployment hearing support.
I enjoy traveling with my husband Rick, reading and attending Broadway in Chicago plays. I also volunteer with an animal rescue group working at their kennel, taking dogs to the veterinarian and administering medications. Anyone looking for a dog or cat, I know where there are many looking for their forever homes.
Graduated in 2010 from Westmont College, in Santa Barbara, CA with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications Studies. In 2012, I graduated from North Central College In Naperville, IL with a Master of Arts in Leadership Studies. I followed that by becoming a certified tennis professional in 2013 by the PTR. I am licensed in Property and Casualty Insurance in the state of Illinois.
I began working in Commercial Lines business insurance in the summer of 2017. Spending the last 8 years in the non-profit world mostly fundraising prepared me for this opportunity at Connor and Gallagher OneSource. Like fundraising, this is a “people business” and I enjoy building relationships and helping people and organizations.
My customer base is broad working with law firms, physicians, hair salons, machining, in health and fitness, tech, and I know this list will be outdated soon. I look forward to taking care of my current clients and making sure they are informed of the different trends and movements in insurance. I enjoy learning about the different businesses and their risks and connecting with carriers to problem solve and create a culture of trust and education.
My wife Meghan and I have been married for over 7 years. We have 2 little girls that we adore and run us all over the place. We are heavily involved at our church, Westline, as well as a few local and international non-profit organizations. I play a lot of tennis and enjoy watching and participating in all sports. We love spending time with our extended families and friends, and Meghan owns a salon called J&M Hair Studio in Naperville.
Received MBA from Northern Illinois University in 1992 after graduating from Augustana College in 1987 with bachelors degree in Business with minors in Psychology and Computer Science.
Have operated in a spectrum of industries as the lead financial position for small entrepreneurial companies geared for growth and/or turnaround.
Have coached nearly 2 dozen seasons of basketball and baseball for my now teenaged sons. Enjoy vibrant debates about current events. Ardent White Sox, Bears, Blackhawk and NIU athletic supporter. Love running 5k races, biking, seeking excellent adventures and playing basketball to overcompensate for getting cut from my high school basketball team twice.
After spending time in Military Intelligence and the 12th Special Forces Group, I graduated in 1992 from Miami University in Ohio with a Bachelor degree in International Studies. I am licensed in Life & Health Insurance in the state of Illinois and several other states and my Series 6, 7 & 63 FINRA securities registrations are held through LPL Financial.
I started in the financial industry in 1992 as an insurance agent and registered rep and then worked as a private wealth manager prior to working exclusively with corporate retirement plans in 2008. I have been working in the qualified retirement plan business since 2008 with Sumitomo Life and most recently with Marsh & McLennan Agency. I am thrilled to have joined Connor & Gallagher in early 2018. I am a member of the National Association of Plan Advisors.
In addition to the domestic corporate retirement plans that I support, I have many years of working with Japanese companies doing business here in the USA. I very much appreciate and value the long-term business relationships that I have developed and make sure that I am always attentive to my clients’ needs. As an Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF) and Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor (CPFA) I put a great deal of emphasis on educating my clients about their fiduciary responsibilities not only to the 401(k) plan but also to its participants. My specialties include plan design, fiduciary and participant education and relationship management.
My wife and I have been married for over 11 years. We have 1 daughter that we are very proud of. We love to travel and have a family summer home in Minnesota. I enjoy fishing, boating and golf and spending as much time as I can at the summer home with my family.
I graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Science in Community Health with a concentration in Rehabilitation and Disability Studies. I hold designations as a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) through the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing and a Certified Worksite Wellness Specialist (CWWS) designation through the National Wellness Institute. Additionally, I am licensed in Life and Health Insurance in the state of Illinois.
Employee Wellness & Benefits professional with over 5 years of experience in designing and implementing comprehensive wellness strategies that continuously engage organizations to develop and sustain a culture of health & well-being.
Population Health Management Strategies, Health Education & Promotion, Risk Management, Compliance and Dedicated Client Support.
Spontaneous weekend getaways, being on the water, piers & beaches, training for my upcoming triathlon, cooking and baking.
Graduated in 2017 from Illinois State University with a Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management.
Four years in customer service.
Benefits administration & open enrollment facilitation.
I enjoy spending time with my family & our dog, Teddy. I also enjoy traveling & seeing friends.
Associate Degree in Applied Science. Licensed in Life and Health Insurance since 1999.
Have been working in the insurance industry since 1998. Worked for 9 years as the Regional Plan Director for a small Limited Health Service Organization. In 2007 I took a position with The Guardian Life Insurance as an Account Manager. At Guardian I managed 100+ accounts. In 2015, I took a role as a Benefit Counselor. In this position, I was able to craft and determine appropriate enrollment strategies to maximize effectiveness of enrollment meetings. I also supported the sales growth in 4 Midwest states.
I enjoy spending time with family. My husband and I have been married for 27 years and have 3 boys 2 of them are grown adults and our dog Uno. We enjoy all sorts of outdoor activities such as camping and enjoy hosting summer pool parties at our home.
2011 graduate of the Katie School of Insurance & Financial Services at Illinois State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Insurance.
Upon graduation I spent six years as an underwriter for a large national as well as a specialty commercial carrier, prior to joining the team at Connor & Gallagher OneSource.
With a strong technical knowledge drawn from years as a commercial insurance lines underwriter, I have helped clients across a wide range of industries. Some of these industries include: manufacturing, warehousing, distribution, construction, machining, hospitality, and realty. I consult businesses in these industries on how to be covered properly and competitively.
I enjoy traveling to see and experience new places and cultures, time with my family especially at our lake house, time with friends, music, and Chicago sports.
I am licensed in Property, Casualty, Life & Health Insurance in the State of Illinois.
20 years of combined experience in commercial insurance and risk management.
Commercial business insurance, contractual risk transfer, account management and customer service.
My husband and I enjoy traveling, watching the cubs and spending time with our grown children and grandchildren.
I hold a Fundamental Payroll Certification designation as well as certificates in Accounting, Bookkeeping and Microsoft Excel.
In my fourth year as a payroll professional.
Payroll and accounting, time and attendance solutions.
I’m a proud mom and a Star Wars aficionado.
I attended Millersville University in Millersville, PA. My certifications include, SQL, Kronos Workforce Integration, Kronos Workforce Navigator, and Kronos Workforce Reporting.
Prior to joining CGO, I spent 13 working in Retail Support and Workforce Management for Ahold, USA.
I specialize in time and labor management systems, SQL Database Design, Customer Support, and SOX Reporting.
I enjoy playing with my dog, spending time with my family, and watching movies.
I graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University with a double major in Business Marketing and Hispanic Studies. I have been licensed in Life and Health Insurance since 2015.
I’ve spent almost 4 years in the broker world working on groups ranging from 20 employees all the way to 15,000 employees, and all with varying needs and complexities. I have a mix of industry experience, but have worked especially close to the healthcare practice and manufacturing industries.
Account Management, Employee Education, Client Service, Benefit Administration Systems, Compliance, Spanish Language Assistance
I love spending time with my pup, Remmie, playing volleyball, boating on Tablerock Lake (whenever I can make it down to my parents’), traveling to new cities for short weekend trips, and making new memories with my family and friends.
Graduated from North Central College with a B.A. in Marketing and a Minor in Communications. Professional licenses in Health and Life.
Prior to joining CGO, I spent roughly 10 years in the Human Resource technology consulting sector. I moved to the employee benefits and risk management consulting space over 5 years ago and have been enjoying it ever since. I love working with key executives at mid-size companies to maximize their human capital spend, so they can attract and retain the best employees in their industry. This allows them to position for growth and become a destination employer.
Employee Benefits, Group Medical, Ancillary and Voluntary Benefits, Different Funding Mechanisms (Fully-Insured, Self-Funded, Level Funding, HRA’s, etc), Human Capital Management, HR Technology, Wellness, and Healthcare Reform Compliance.
My wife, Leigh and I have been married for 15 years and have 4 wonderful kids together. I spend a lot of my free time either coaching or attending their various sporting events and love every minute of it. When I do get downtime, I enjoy watching movies, playing poker with friends, and enjoying whatever new craft IPA I can find.
While attending the University of Akron, I started working in an insurance agency and the career began from there. . Licensed in property and casualty insurance. Obtained the CPCU Insurance Designation.
Prior to joining CGO, I worked at various sized agencies and a national broker in Ohio and then Illinois.
Property and Casualty insurance for small and medium sized businesses
Volunteer work at church and playing the piano.
Graduated in 2017 from Illinois State University with a Bachelors of Arts and Sciences in Spanish.
Eight years of customer service.
Benefit administration, customer service, and open enrollment tracking.
Spending time with family and friends, live music, and sporting events.
Graduated with high honors from Keller Graduate School of Management with a Masters degree in Human Resources Management. Obtained a Bachelors degree in Accounting from Benedictine University. PHR Certified since 2002.
17+ years of HR Experience in multiple industries and within multiple job functions. Prior to HR, spent 16 years in Accounting & Payroll.
Benefits, Employee Relations, Policies, Performance Plans & Reviews, On and Offboarding, Recruiting, Training, 401(k) Administration, etc.
Spending time with family, traveling, crocheting, crafts and reading.
Graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering. I received an MBA in Industrial Marketing from the University of Chicago. I hold two senior HR certifications: SPHR (Senior Professional Human Resources) and SHRM-SCP (Society of Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional).
I have spent most of my career working in and around small businesses. I have started three companies from the ground up, and face business problems with an entrepreneurial and problem solving mindset. Connor & Gallagher acquired my company, Advantage Employment, in 2019 in order to enhance their Human Resource Consulting practice.
Human Resource management, compliance, employment operations, HR program analysis and audits. Solving business problems by applying ‘human’ resources and technical tools.
Traveling with my husband, experiencing new restaurants, wine tasting, reading, and being outside when the sun is shining! I have three kids in college who are busy enjoying life and launching careers of their own.
Northern Illinois University, Business Studies. Licensed in Property, Casualty, Life and Health since 1991.
Dedicated Insurance Professional for over 25 years.
One-on-one approach to helping clients meet their insurance needs and providing uncompromising customer service.
Playing Golf, Spending time with family, traveling, and going to summer festivals.
I Graduated in 2006 from North Central College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Actuarial Science and Finance and passed 3 actuarial exams. I am licensed in Life & Health Insurance in the state of Illinois.
I have 15 years of experience in the Health & Benefits industry at both large national firms and smaller boutique consulting firms.
Throughout my career, I’ve specialized in driving client strategy through actionable data. I’ve worked on clients ranging from 50 lives up to 40,000 lives in various industries. I have an extensive background in underwriting, contribution modeling, stop loss, and analyzing cost containment solutions. My passion is a combination of process improvement and simplifying the financial experience for my clients.
I married my wife Melissa (and her entire Filipino family) back in 2010 and we have two boys, Nathan (Nate Dogg) and Mark (Marky). When I’m not chasing them around, I enjoy spending my time remodeling our home, gardening and camping.
Graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology.
20+ years customer service experience.
Benefit administration, customer service and open enrollment tracking.
International travel, trying new recipes, wine tasting and cheering on my Dallas Cowboys!