BOSTON, September 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Risk Strategies, a leading national specialty insurance broker and risk management company, today announced the appointment of Jim Schmidt as Commercial Lines Leader, West Region. In this new role, Schmidt will be responsible for building a regional strategy for the Commercial Property & Casualty business unit, primarily focused on driving and delivering business results through revenue growth, customer experience, people strategies and market relationships.
Schmidt brings over 25 years of experience in the insurance industry to Risk Strategies. Most recently, he was Director of Business Development at a large, privately held brokerage house, where he oversaw business development and operations. Schmidt has served a variety of industries including nonprofits, manufacturing, construction, real estate, healthcare, and captives.
“Jim is a strategic thinker with extensive experience successfully leading teams to exceed their goals and deliver superior customer service locally, regionally and nationally,” said John Scroope, national director of retail operations for Risk Strategies . “We are pleased that he is moving to Risk Strategies and further strengthening the alignment and cooperation and driving our first-class customer experience.”
Schmidt has been an active member of several professional organizations and associations, including Lions International, American Association of Orthodontists, American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging, College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association. As a public speaker, he has led seminars at several conferences on topics such as professional liability insurance, business liability insurance, event cancellation insurance, in-house insurance and contractual litigation insurance.
âRisk Strategies is a world class specialty broker with a growth culture that I am now honored to be. The West Region already has a great team and I am looking forward to further expanding our special resources, âsaid Schmidt.
Schmidt currently holds his Resident Insurance License in the state of Illinois and a Non-Resident License in all other states. Jim also holds his insurance license for Life, Accident, Health and has earned his Series 6 and 63 securities licenses.
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Risk Strategies is a specialized national insurance broker and risk management company that provides comprehensive risk management advice and insurance and reinsurance placement for property, casualty and employee benefit risks. With 25 specialist practices, Risk Strategies supports retail companies, non-profit organizations, public institutions and individuals and has access to all major insurance markets. Risk Strategies is one of the top brokers in the country with offices across the country including Boston, New York City, Chicago, Toronto, Montreal, Grand Cayman, Miami, Atlanta, Dallas, Nashville, Washington DC, Los Angeles and San Francisco . www.risk-strategies.com