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Meet the Players from our 2016 Tournament



Lockton Insurance Brokers 
  • Amir Tavakoli
  • Jimmie Banta
  • Chris Petrosino
  • Paul Tanner

Lockton is the world's largest independent, privately-owned global insurance broker with more than 4,450 professionals working throughout North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. This, in combination with Lockton's strategic relationships, gives Lockton the ability to service clients in virtually every country in the world.

Elkins-Jones Insurance Agency Inc 
  • Bryan Campbell
  • Danny Farmer
  • Jenny Jones
  • Nathan Morris

Customers turn to Elkins Jones for their homeowner's insurance based on our reputation and expertise in the "High Net Worth" and "Ultra High Net Worth Space." The needs of these customers are unique, and Elkins Jones understands those needs.

There are a handful of carriers that operate and truly understand the "High Net Worth" and "Ultra High Net Worth" space. Not only is Elkins Jones appointed with those carriers, but Elkins Jones is a top agent for those carriers.

  • Alex Phillips
  • Jordan Hayes
  • Eric Massi
  • Tyler Banks

Willis Group Holdings PLC is a leading global insurance broker. Through its subsidiaries, Willis develops and delivers professional insurance, reinsurance, risk management, financial and human resource consulting and actuarial services to corporations, public entities and institutions around the world. Willis has more than 400 offices in nearly 120 countries, with a global team of approximately 17,000 associates. Listed on the NYSE, headquartered in London and domiciled in Dublin, the company is led from the New York and London offices.

Wood Gutman & Bogart Insurance Services 
  • Trey Harding
  • Darren Chandler
  • Chard Doherty
  • Pete Semelsberger

Wood Gutmann & Bogart Insurance Brokers, founded in 1985, is a leading full service regional insurance brokerage firm providing a complete range of commercial, personal and employee benefits insurance products and services. They are your single source for insurance, risk management and employee benefit solutions.

G2 Insurance Services 
  • Douglas Goldman
  • Chris Qvale
  • Matthew Goldman
  • Jason Goldman

G2 has assembled a highly respected and dedicated team of personal insurance specialists with an average of 25 years of experience to help high-net-worth individuals, families, and family offices manage risk and plan for the future.

G2's team has a unique understanding of the challenges facing clients and is deeply committed to working closely with them—from the initial discussions to learn what's important, to a review that compares the coverage clients have versus the coverage they need, and finally, determining the best way to implement coverages on an ongoing basis.

Northstar Mutual Insurance Company 
  • Sean McCarthy
  • Charles Bates
  • Andrew Gilmour
  • James Gilmour

Since the 1920s, North Star Mutual has provided property and casualty insurance to protect families and small business owners from financial disaster. We're a Midwest mutual insurance company that specializes in farm, home, auto, and small business insurance sold exclusively through local, independent insurance agents. Although we've grown substantially over the years, our company holds firmly to rural values and is committed to serving our policyholders, agents, employees, and community with pride.



HUB International 
  • Des Martello
  • Bill O'Malley
  • Tim Maher
  • Bob Nicholson

HUB International Personal Insurance provides objective counsel and holistic approach to risk management that includes comprehensive coverage from the world's leading insurers to protect your family and personal possessions.

TDC Companies 
  • Denny Tucker
  • Jason Cart
  • Josh Harmon
  • Tom Hopkins

TDC Companies is a multifaceted network of financial services firms in business to serve successful individuals, families, and businesses.

Clients include business owners, their businesses, high-profile executives, as well as athletes and entertainers often requiring complex wealth and risk management solutions. TDC's solutions include finding ways to preserve, protect and grow the wealth their clients have worked a lifetime to build.

  • Chris Shanks
  • Mark Gupta
  • Mike Benoit
  • Brett Woodward

NFP Property and Casualty (P&C) Private Client Group focuses exclusively on serving the personal insurance needs of high net worth individuals and families across the U.S. as well as in parts of Canada and Europe. We're committed to changing your expectations of an insurance brokerage through one simple principle:

Do what's right - by you, our people and our underwriters.

The result is a different, better insurance experience that provides the kind of service you may have thought didn't exist anymore.

Hays Company 
  • Timothy Bolberg
  • Brian Whinnery
  • Stephen Lerum
  • John Quinlan

Whether you already have significant financial assets or are on the road to high net worth, Hays Company focuses their collective attention on your distinctive needs. Hays Private Client Division offers comprehensive, yet flexible personal insurance protection for every lifestyle.

Circumstances change. Hays Company makes sure your plan evolves with you. You can contact us to have your current insurance and coverage reviewed. There’s no cost or commitment—just an opportunity to see the value that a relationship with Hays can bring to you.

Burns & Wilcox 
  • Scott Lieber
  • Daniel Kaufman
  • Chas Woodward
  • James Steele

Burns & Wilcox can provide Comprehensive Personal Liability programs that can protect High-Value Homeowners and Mid-Range Homeowners alike. Whether it is for auto, recreation, private collections, special events or property coverage, Burns & Wilcox can provide you with a policy to cover any personal risk.

  • Bill Runzel
  • Gery Schroeder
  • Michael Boehm
  • Jeff Lannert

Aon’s industry-leading global resources, technical expertise and industry knowledge are delivered locally through more than 500 offices in over 120 countries. Aon recognizes that clients want products and services built around their unique needs and provided by professionals with deep expertise. With worldwide distribution, a vast base of intellectual capital, and leading technology, Aon has built a professional services company focused on areas increasingly in demand: insurance brokerage, risk management, and human capital consulting.



Bruce Gendelman Insurance Services 
  • Bruce Gendelman
  • Kellie Stenzel
  • Lori Gendelman
  • Christopher Goldberg

Bruce Gendelman Insurance Services offers unique and customizable insurance service programs, which also offers concierge level customer service. They pride themselves in saving their clients time and money. The companies that they partner with offer the financial strength and underwriting flexibility required to address their customer's unique exposures.

  • Tony Assawamatiyanont
  • Scott Alper
  • Ricky Norris
  • Davor Mimica

The value of Acrisure's national network is the local presence of their agencies. Acrisure Agency Partners are able to provide the local, personal level of service that you deserve with the added power of deep industry expertise available to each and every client. The concept of national reach and local presence is not just an ideal; it's who and what Acrisure is.

Celedinas Insurance Group
  • Damien Barr
  • Cachi Velez
  • Joe Carron
  • Gary Pohrer

Celedinas' Private Client Services division is comprised of a dedicated team of insurance professionals who work closely to design customized solutions for complex personal lines accounts. These accounts typically entail luxury residences and automobiles, collections, yachts, aircraft, personal excess liability, multi-state and even international exposures.

RMAG: Risk Management Advisory Group
  • Hiram Rodriguez
  • Bill Ritter
  • John Nenezian
  • Raul Montaner

Risk Management Advisory Group's Personal Lines Insurance Program provides security, innovative coverage, and comprehensive advice. The diverse team of insurance professionals will work to develop a tailor-made program that suits their clients' lifestyles.


New York

HD Segur 
  • Leonard Mecca
  • Peter Sandore
  • Bill Morris
  • Fritz Blasius

H. D. Segur, Inc. provides personal insurance coverages and products to thousands of families throughout Connecticut. Our professional sales staff is trained to identify and insure your personal risk exposures. We utilize multiple carriers to provide highly competitive pricing for your automobile, home, rental properties, watercraft, umbrella and many other products.

Maritime Program Group 
  • Marc Salerno
  • Tim Boyle
  • John Maloney
  • Christopher Pesce

Maritime Program Group (MPG) is a specialty insurance program company, with 20+ years of in-house underwriting experience.

The core business segments include Recreational Marine, Inland Marine, Ocean Marine, and Private Client Services. On land or on the water, in recreational or commercial activities, we are the right choice for independent agents and brokers who need access to Marine Insurance expertise and solutions.

Alliant Insurance Services 
  • Donald Poster
  • Matt Tomich
  • Ryan Stephens
  • John Oh

With a history dating back to 1925, Alliant Insurance Services is one of the nation’s leading distributors of diversified insurance products and services. Operating through a national network of offices, Alliant offers a comprehensive portfolio of services to clients.

Rampart Insurance Services 
  • Steve Shapiro
  • Adam Sellig
  • Matt Fine
  • Gary Morris

By delivering the finest risk management products and value-added services, The Rampart Group helps client’s secure insurance programs that are right for their unique needs to minimize exposure to loss. What sets The Rampart Group apart from other insurance brokerages is an unparalleled commitment to clients and strong history. More than 40 years of cultivating exceptional relationships with insurance companies allows them to deliver the finest, most cost competitive products to a diverse client base.

Dayton, Ritz & Osborne 
  • James McMullan
  • Jeff Brown
  • Fred Ritz
  • John McGuirk

Dayton, Ritz & Osborne is the longest continuously operating insurance business on Eastern Long Island with its roots dating back to 1875. With office locations in East Hampton and Bridgehampton, their trained professionals are committed to providing superior service while identifying, evaluating and providing the best solution to clients' needs.

Diagle & Travers Insurance 
  • Eli Zimmer
  • Dick McRedmond
  • James Haffner
  • Peter Daigle

Daigle & Travers Insurance is one of the most respected independent insurance agencies in southwestern Connecticut for home insurance, auto insurance, business insurance, umbrella liability insurance, boat insurance, equine insurance, data breach, cyber liability, employee benefits coverage and more.

Crystal and Company 
  • Daniel Schloss
  • Steven Kent
  • John Poplawsky
  • Michael Martineau

Crystal & Company provides full-service insurance brokerage, risk management and employee benefits solutions to a wide spectrum of industries and disciplines, including aviation, education, energy, financial and professional services, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing, marine, media, non-profit, private equity and venture capital, professional services, real estate and construction, retail/wholesale, technology, and transportation. Through three generations of family management, clients have relied on Crystal & Company to deliver thoughtful insurance solutions and service of the highest caliber.

Cook Maran & Associates 
  • Steve Maietta
  • Leonard Scioscia
  • Tim Brenneman
  • Mark Fitzgerald

Cook Maran & Associates is the insurance broker that businesses and individuals trust to be by their side when they need it most. We achieve this with thoughtful analysis and program design coupled with unparalleled client advocacy. The result of our efforts enables our clients to live their lives and run their businesses with confidence. We invite you to discover how.


New Jersey

Otterstedt Insurance Agency

  • John Campbell
  • Randy D'Amico
  • John Ciofalo
  • Bob Casazza

Over 90 years of history and 1000s of satisfied clients to show for it. Since1919, when Fred H. Otterstedt founded the company, we've had a special tie to the families, individuals and businesses we serve. The Parisi Family has continued that tradition for over 60 years now. Joseph Parisi Sr., Lucille Parisi, and their son, Joseph Parisi, Jr. have led Otterstedt to become one of the tri-state area's leading insurance agencies, while maintaining the personal focus we began with.


Gallagher Bollinger

  • Terry Yun
  • Craig Burdo
  • Tom Jacobsen
  • Chuck Fowler

Gallagher Bollinger, located in Short Hills, New Jersey offers a wide variety of high quality insurance products and services to individuals, businesses, organizations and brokers on a national and international basis.


Conner Strong & Buckelew

  • Matthew Tiagwad
  • Mitchell Work
  • TravisShaffer
  • JaredWork

Conner Strong & Buckelew is a leading insurance, risk management and employee benefits brokerage and consulting firm. Through proprietary approaches, the firm offers customized programs designed to align with organizational goals and drive bottom-line growth.



  • Padraig Harris
  • James Peck
  • Joe Clark 
  • Paul Moses

Willis personal insurance professionals deliver world-class service by focusing on partnership and personal attention. High standards of communication, stewardship and individual skill and care have made Willis a leader in the field of personal insurance protection.


Marsh & McLennan

  • George Cantrell
  • Ben Allen
  • Jennifer Carson

Marsh & McLennan Companies is a professional services firm like no other — a global network of 60,000 experts in risk, strategy, and people, united by an unusually collaborative culture that transcends business units and borders.  We bring the best people together to help clients discern new possibilities and pursue them with success.



  • Gil Lai
  • Benjamin Lehrhoff
  • Jeffrey Boyer
  • Bradford Bonner

NFP is a leading insurance broker and consultant that cares deeply about our employees' and clients' well-being. We're honest, hardworking, dedicated professionals who love what we do and strive to lead by example. But what truly defines us is that for us, business is personal.


Amaden Gay Agency

  • John Wallace
  • Reed Jones
  • Chris McDonald
  • Benjamin Dollinger

For over 100 years, the Amaden Gay Agencies has been providing insurance solutions for discerning clients both within the United States and internationally. Amaden Gay Agencies' relationships with the nation's most respected insurance carriers and vast knowledge allow them to provide a comprehensive and personalized insurance experience.

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