Multinational Practice Leadership Changes

March 09, 2021

ATLANTA (March 9, 2021) – Beecher Carlson Insurance Services, LLC (“Beecher Carlson”), a specialized large account division of Brown & Brown, Inc., announced that Olga Collins, current head of Beecher Carlson’s Multinational practice, has accepted an offer to become Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Worldwide Broker Network (WBN) starting in April. Beecher Carlson, through parent company Brown & Brown, has been a member of WBN for six years and is excited to continue to work with Collins in her new role as its CEO.

Collins will continue in her current role with Beecher Carlson until April 1, 2021, to ensure a smooth transition to Adrian Lo and Scott Swinford who will co-lead the Multinational practice as Vice Presidents, reporting directly to Chief Operating Officer (COO), Bill Daly.

Lo’s brokerage and client experience as well as passion for multinational business has been recognized by many. His involvement going forward will expand to include cultivating international broker network relationships and coordination. He will serve as an international resource to all Beecher Carlson product group teammates, including support of prospecting as well as client management activities.

Swinford’s brokerage and underwriting experience brings a high-level of technical skills to the practice. Over the last three years with Beecher Carlson, Swinford has quickly become a go-to for the most complex programs and has contributed tremendously to the compliance and training standards created. Swinford’s focus going forward will expand to include cultivating international carrier relationships and program coordination with foreign brokers. He will serve as the international technical/compliance resource.

“We are so excited to continue to work with Olga in her new role as WBN CEO,” comments Daly. “She will bring a member and client perspective to the organization that will be extremely valuable to WBN as well as Beecher Carlson as a member. We are also happy about the opportunity this gives Scott and Adrian to expand and grow their roles at Beecher Carlson. They will provide our clients with exceptional multinational service and experience.”

About Beecher Carlson

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Worldwide Broker Network (WBN)

Founded in 1989, today WBN has more than 100 member firms across 90 countries. With revenues at the end of 2020 of more than $6 billion, WBN is the largest independent broker network and one of the top five broking entities in the world. WBN’s unique contribution to the insurance industry is global access to expertise via the senior leadership of its member firms across the world. Using data and technology to deliver a seamless level of individual service, its members value working together to deliver for its international client base above all else. www.wbnglobal.com

 

 

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