May 13th, 2015

Guy Carpenter Appoints Garrick Smith as US Sales Leader for the Excess & Surplus Lines Specialty Practice

Posted at 4:30 AM ET

Guy Carpenter today announced the appointment of Garrick L. Smith as Managing Director and US Sales Leader for the firm’s Excess & Surplus Lines Specialty Practice. Mr. Smith is reporting to William M. Allen, Executive Vice President and Chairman of the Practice.

“We are thrilled to have Garrick Smith join Guy Carpenter,” commented Mr. Allen, Executive Vice President and Chairman of the Excess & Surplus Lines Specialty Practice. “Garrick’s addition to our team will extend our expertise as we continue to help our clients develop and implement strategies to best underwrite and manage unique high-hazard risks.”

Mr. Smith, who joined Guy Carpenter April 27th in its Elon, NC office, said: “I am pleased to be joining Guy Carpenter at a time of such opportunity in the E&S space. Guy Carpenter has been the leading provider of integrated reinsurance broking, strategic advisory services and analytics to the E&S marketplace for decades and I am excited to join such a successful practice.”

Most recently, Mr. Smith served as the Branch Manager in McLeansville, NC for Willis Re. A 1989 graduate of UNC - Chapel Hill, Mr. Smith joined R/I Inc. in Burlington, NC. A year later, the firm was sold to GL Hodson, part of Corroon & Black, which later merged with Willis Faber Dumas. Mr. Smith rose steadily through the ranks at Willis Re becoming a member of its Casualty and Workers Compensation Practice groups. He also served as Branch Manager of Willis Re’s Atlanta office and as the company’s Southern Region Sales Manager prior to managing Willis Re’s McLeansville, NC branch. 

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