Chris Hann

Hann is associate editor of Leader's Edge magazine.
Mary Beth Sullivan, President & CEO, Huntington Insurance
Lifestyle Mary Beth Sullivan, President & CEO, Huntington Insurance
Leaders need to be lifelong learners, self-aware and be able to live to the valu...
August 20, 2019
Lori Goltermann, CEO, US Commercial Risk & Health, Aon
Lifestyle Lori Goltermann, CEO, US Commercial Risk & Health, Aon
With today’s fast-paced, technology-enabled world, work and life are hard to s...
July 12, 2019
Jamil El Bahou, Chairman, Silverbrook Holdings
Lifestyle Jamil El Bahou, Chairman, Silverbrook Holdings
Leaders come and go. It’s great ideas, better execution and long-term visions ...
May 23, 2019
Keith Schuler, President & CEO, Interwest Insurance Services
Lifestyle Keith Schuler, President & CEO, Interwest Insurance Services
We’re known as a last-minute industry. That has to change.
April 29, 2019
T. Marshall Sadd, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, Navacord
Lifestyle T. Marshall Sadd, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, Navacord
I get out of bed in the morning with a lot of drive to do things better today th...
March 27, 2019
Jay Weintraub, Co-founder, InsureTech Connect; Founder & CEO, NextCustomer
Lifestyle Jay Weintraub, Co-founder, InsureTech Connect; Founder & CEO, NextCustomer
It was such a great feeling to say, “I don’t care if I fail.”
March 1, 2019
Andy Barrengos, CEO, Woodruff Sawyer
Lifestyle Andy Barrengos, CEO, Woodruff Sawyer
Fear is actually an amazing friend.
January 22, 2019
Rod Fox, Managing Partner & CEO, TigerRisk Partners
Lifestyle Rod Fox, Managing Partner & CEO, TigerRisk Partners
It's perseverance. It's the idea that anything's possible, so you should think b...
November 29, 2018
Marty Hughes, Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors, HUB International
Lifestyle Marty Hughes, Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors, HUB International
You really better understand what it is you're selling, and you better be able t...
October 31, 2018
Kurt de Grosz, President, ABD Insurance and Financial Services
Lifestyle Kurt de Grosz, President, ABD Insurance and Financial Services
The BenefitPoint experience taught me a lot about building and running a company...
September 27, 2018
Kathleen Savio, CEO, Zurich North America, Schaumburg
Lifestyle Kathleen Savio, CEO, Zurich North America, Schaumburg
Always be on the lookout for opportunities. You can find them, and sometimes you...
August 31, 2018
Kerry Finnegan, Senior Partner, Global Business Solutions, Mercer
Lifestyle Kerry Finnegan, Senior Partner, Global Business Solutions, Mercer
Community health is a pretty important topic, the whole issue of health inequity...
July 18, 2018
Matt Stadler, President, Marsh & McLennan Agency
Lifestyle Matt Stadler, President, Marsh & McLennan Agency
My wife and I find humor in situations other people might find crazy.
May 22, 2018
Elizabeth Krystyn, Founding Partner, BKS
Lifestyle Elizabeth Krystyn, Founding Partner, BKS
We have made a conscious effort to recruit the best person for the job, and that...
April 30, 2018
Machines Learn Policy Review
Industry Machines Learn Policy Review
Chris Cheatham, Co-founder and CEO, RiskGenius
March 28, 2018
Ross Buchmueller, President & CEO, PURE Insurance
Lifestyle Ross Buchmueller, President & CEO, PURE Insurance
This business is a journey without a destination.
March 27, 2018
Kate Armfield, COO, AHT Insurance
Lifestyle Kate Armfield, COO, AHT Insurance
I didn't want to be just the boss's daughter.
February 28, 2018
Andy Vetor, Executive Vice President, Employee Benefits, MJ Insurance
Lifestyle Andy Vetor, Executive Vice President, Employee Benefits, MJ Insurance
I tell people in some ways cancer is the best thing that ever happened to me. It...
January 24, 2018
Dave Eckroth, CEO, Parker, Smith & Feek
Lifestyle Dave Eckroth, CEO, Parker, Smith & Feek
We always say we don’t do easy very well.
November 30, 2017
Tim Prichard, President, Wells Fargo Insurance
Lifestyle Tim Prichard, President, Wells Fargo Insurance
Move quickly and adjust your approach based on how others react.
October 27, 2017
Jason Smith, President, TrueNorth Companies
Lifestyle Jason Smith, President, TrueNorth Companies
The only thing I'd rather be doing-and I say this with a smile on my face-is be ...
October 2, 2017
Robert Kestenbaum, CEO, York International
Lifestyle Robert Kestenbaum, CEO, York International
My main goal was to control my destiny.
August 31, 2017
Heather Steinmiller, SVP and General Counsel, Conner Strong & Buckelew
Lifestyle Heather Steinmiller, SVP and General Counsel, Conner Strong & Buckelew
When I told Hillary Clinton she was my inspiration for doing the work I do…she...
July 18, 2017
Jenn Walsh, Senior Vice President & Partner, Woodruff-Sawyer & Co.
Lifestyle Jenn Walsh, Senior Vice President & Partner, Woodruff-Sawyer & Co.
They’re like, “What? You have what going on?”
May 25, 2017
Bret Quigley, Chairman and CEO, Prime Risk Partners
Lifestyle Bret Quigley, Chairman and CEO, Prime Risk Partners
I was the kid who had the lemonade stand.
April 27, 2017
Bruce Dunbar, Chairman, McGriff, Seibels & Williams
Lifestyle Bruce Dunbar, Chairman, McGriff, Seibels & Williams
The potato gun has been the featured event at a number of our sales retreats, mu...
March 29, 2017
Steve Hearn, CEO, Ed
Lifestyle Steve Hearn, CEO, Ed
We respectfully retired Mr. Cooper and Mr. Gay. Then it was, “What do we call ...
February 27, 2017
Marty Rhodes, President & CEO, Stephens Insurance
Lifestyle Marty Rhodes, President & CEO, Stephens Insurance
I was exposed to diverse cultures at an early age. Learning their customs, tradi...
January 31, 2017
Jon Loftin, President & COO, MJ Insurance
Lifestyle Jon Loftin, President & COO, MJ Insurance
I'm wide open, maybe sometimes to a fault.
November 28, 2016
Rob Cohen, Chairman and CEO, IMA Financial Group
Lifestyle Rob Cohen, Chairman and CEO, IMA Financial Group
It's very complex, regulated business. Like everything in life, change happens o...
October 24, 2016
Brenda (Ballard) Austenfeld, President, National Property Practice, RT Specialty
Lifestyle Brenda (Ballard) Austenfeld, President, National Property Practice, RT Specialty
Once I moved to Kansas City and began traveling, I realized how many opportuniti...
October 7, 2016
David Howden, Founder, Hyperion Insurance Group
Lifestyle David Howden, Founder, Hyperion Insurance Group
Remember, you can have anything you want in life, but you have to have everythin...
August 29, 2016
Dan Gowen, Senior Vice President, National Practice Leader, Wells Fargo Insurance Services
Lifestyle Dan Gowen, Senior Vice President, National Practice Leader, Wells Fargo Insurance Services
Anybody who thinks they've got this figured out, they're kidding themselves.
July 27, 2016
Dan Keough, Chairman & CEO, Holmes Murphy & Associates
Lifestyle Dan Keough, Chairman & CEO, Holmes Murphy & Associates
It's not until adversity hits that you find out what kid of support you have aro...
July 26, 2016
Rick Miley, Founder, President & CEO, BroadStreet Partners
Lifestyle Rick Miley, Founder, President & CEO, BroadStreet Partners
It's very easy to get started on a project. It's very hard to finish.
May 2, 2016
Jim Hays, Founder & CEO, The Hays Companies
Lifestyle Jim Hays, Founder & CEO, The Hays Companies
Neil Armstrong was the most spectacular guy I ever met.
March 29, 2016
Alan Jay Kaufman, Chairman, President and CEO, H.W. Kaufman Financial Group
Lifestyle Alan Jay Kaufman, Chairman, President and CEO, H.W. Kaufman Financial Group
I felt the company was devoting too much of its time to worrying about the publi...
February 23, 2016
Tracy Bowden, Tracy Bowden, Managing Director, Alliant Agencies
Lifestyle Tracy Bowden, Tracy Bowden, Managing Director, Alliant Agencies
MGAs are interesting businesses. I wish more young people would become intereste...
February 1, 2016
Liz Smith, President, Assurance, Schaumburg
Lifestyle Liz Smith, President, Assurance, Schaumburg
I gained a great deal of knowledge and had a bigger impact because of some of th...
November 30, 2015
Tom Grealish, President, Henderson Brothers
Lifestyle Tom Grealish, President, Henderson Brothers
We created one of the funniest buildings in America. I want you to know quotes f...
October 30, 2015
Steve DeCarlo, CEO, AmWINS
Lifestyle Steve DeCarlo, CEO, AmWINS
We're geared toward being a 150-year firm, and therefore we are willing to inves...
September 23, 2015
The Henry File
Lifestyle The Henry File
Meet Bill Henry, CEO, McQueary Henry Bowles Troy
August 27, 2015
Matt DeFendis, Principal, DiBuduo & DeFendis Insurance Brokers
Lifestyle Matt DeFendis, Principal, DiBuduo & DeFendis Insurance Brokers
I just bought a guitar. If I told you where I bought it, you would laugh.
August 27, 2015
Bon Vivant, Hacker, Bon Vivant, Troublemaker
Lifestyle Bon Vivant, Hacker, Bon Vivant, Troublemaker
You don't even need to have something I want. I do it because I can.
July 28, 2015
Jon Trevisan, Senior Vice President, Director of Placement, National Human Capital Practice
Lifestyle Jon Trevisan, Senior Vice President, Director of Placement, National Human Capital Practice
We need to think more creatively about evolving our industry. Healthcare reform ...
June 1, 2015
Hervé Balzano, head of AXA Employee Benefits
Lifestyle Hervé Balzano, head of AXA Employee Benefits
Working here in the U.S., you can feel the intensity, the vibration. People are ...
April 29, 2015
Royce Cross, CEO, Cross Insurance
Lifestyle Royce Cross, CEO, Cross Insurance
I think we're all Stephen King fans. First off, he put us on the map. He's been ...
March 25, 2015
Travis West, Travis West, CEO, Fringe Benefit Group
Lifestyle Travis West, Travis West, CEO, Fringe Benefit Group
The business has changed so much in the past 20 or 30 years, but the people prob...
February 23, 2015
Bob Hilb, CEO, The Hilb Group
Lifestyle Bob Hilb, CEO, The Hilb Group
Those of us who worked for Andy Rogal would run through the wall for the guy.
January 22, 2015
Doug Hammond, Chairman & CEO, NFP
Lifestyle Doug Hammond, Chairman & CEO, NFP
It's still a blast after all these years. I work with some of the most talented ...
December 1, 2014
Steve Brockmeyer, President & CEO, Bolton & Company
Lifestyle Steve Brockmeyer, President & CEO, Bolton & Company
I learned more from that than from any classroom. I learned about motivating peo...
October 27, 2014
Natalia Zaborovska, Network Director, MAI CEE Group
Lifestyle Natalia Zaborovska, Network Director, MAI CEE Group
The majority of employees in our office are ladies. It's interesting in the insu...
September 30, 2014
Alex Lintner, President & CEO, Vertafore
Lifestyle Alex Lintner, President & CEO, Vertafore
I think if you have a passion, that's what gives you an edge.
August 28, 2014
Nancy Mellard, EVP and General Counsel, CBIZ Employee Services Division
Lifestyle Nancy Mellard, EVP and General Counsel, CBIZ Employee Services Division
One of my dreams would be to play golf with Condoleezza Rice at Augusta. Could y...
July 22, 2014
Rod Cruickshank, President and CEO, The Partners Group
Lifestyle Rod Cruickshank, President and CEO, The Partners Group
I've learned I need to get out of their way, to give them the freedom to go do w...
May 29, 2014
Shaun Shaun Hooper, President and CEO, North America, Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford (CGSC)
Lifestyle Shaun Shaun Hooper, President and CEO, North America, Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford (CGSC)
We're not a commodities trader. We're not an investment banker. Those are things...
April 25, 2014
Kurt Carlson, President, Propel Insurance
Lifestyle Kurt Carlson, President, Propel Insurance
My wife is like, “We are not taking this car.” And I said, “We are so taki...
April 1, 2014
John C. Roche, EVP, The Hanover Insurance Group
Lifestyle John C. Roche, EVP, The Hanover Insurance Group
Authenticity in your leadership style requires a certain level of humility, some...
March 1, 2014
Steve Needle, President, Employer Services, the McCart Group
Lifestyle Steve Needle, President, Employer Services, the McCart Group
I have a passion for it. Maybe the right term is sickness. It is not a job—it...
January 28, 2014
Tom Riley, President & COO, AssuredPartners
Lifestyle Tom Riley, President & COO, AssuredPartners
As the agency ownership ages, we would like to be one of the answers to their pe...
November 26, 2013
Jonathan Beach, Founder and Chairman, Beach & Associates
Lifestyle Jonathan Beach, Founder and Chairman, Beach & Associates
I discovered all the guys you grew up with relatively late in life—Faulkner, M...
October 30, 2013
Terrifying Future
Industry Terrifying Future
Going naked on terrorism coverage is a good possibility.
October 1, 2013
What Are the Odds?
P&C What Are the Odds?
A lone wolf extremist has the best chance of destroying lives and property.
October 1, 2013
Johnny Pitts, Principal/Owner, Lipscomb & Pitts Insurance
Lifestyle Johnny Pitts, Principal/Owner, Lipscomb & Pitts Insurance
When I travel abroad and I say I’m from Memphis, I get a blank look. Then I sa...
October 1, 2013
The Face of Evil
P&C The Face of Evil
Extremists among us threaten our government and individual citizens.
September 30, 2013
John Murray, President & CEO, Rose & Kiernan
Lifestyle John Murray, President & CEO, Rose & Kiernan
I play bad guitar. A lot of that ’70s era—Marshall Tucker, Charlie Daniels, ...
September 1, 2013
Tim Byrne, Vice President and Partner, M3 Insurance Solutions
Lifestyle Tim Byrne, Vice President and Partner, M3 Insurance Solutions
I’m not as conservative as they may think. I have very good friends in the Peo...
July 15, 2013
Mitchell Andrews, Partner, the Plexus Groupe
Lifestyle Mitchell Andrews, Partner, the Plexus Groupe
Every day I am exposed to a different way to be successful. It never ceases to a...
May 22, 2013
Lisa Hawker, Executive Vice President, Employee Benefits Practice Leader, The Hylant Group
Lifestyle Lisa Hawker, Executive Vice President, Employee Benefits Practice Leader, The Hylant Group
I’m a total tree hugger. I have a degree in biology and did master’s work in...
April 22, 2013
Mark Drummond Brady, International Chairman for Risk & Insurance, Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group
Lifestyle Mark Drummond Brady, International Chairman for Risk & Insurance, Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group
If you ask me who’s on my list of heroes, John Lennon is probably at the top.
March 11, 2013
New Age Retirement
Lifestyle New Age Retirement
Not ones to settle into their rocking chairs, these executives prove the right a...
March 8, 2013
Scott Trofholz, President & CEO, Harry A. Koch Co.
Lifestyle Scott Trofholz, President & CEO, Harry A. Koch Co.
The difference between good and great isn’t that much. A little extra effort c...
February 27, 2013
Eric Leavitt, President, The Leavitt Group
Lifestyle Eric Leavitt, President, The Leavitt Group
I wandered past a sumo competition. The organizer grabbed me and said, “You ar...
February 2, 2013
Bill Henry, CEO and Chairman, McQueary Henry Bowles Troy
Lifestyle Bill Henry, CEO and Chairman, McQueary Henry Bowles Troy
"I don’t think young people realize how many different industries you get to i...
December 12, 2012
Andy Cassidy
Lifestyle Andy Cassidy
I went to school with Edmund Muskie’s daughter. In high school I worked at a ...
November 15, 2012
Claudia Mandato, Executive President, Lockton
Lifestyle Claudia Mandato, Executive President, Lockton
I’m a biker chick. People have a hard time figuring that out.
October 1, 2012
Kerry Drake, Regional President, BancorpSouth Insurance Services/President and CEO, Wright & Percy Insurance
Lifestyle Kerry Drake, Regional President, BancorpSouth Insurance Services/President and CEO, Wright & Percy Insurance
Know when to shut up. People lacking confidence talk too much.
September 12, 2012
Peter Lynch, President, Lexisnexis Insurance Exchange
Lifestyle Peter Lynch, President, Lexisnexis Insurance Exchange
This industry is built on sales, products and underwriting. There’s not enough...
July 10, 2012
Bob Klonk, President and Chief Sales Officer, Oswald Co.
Lifestyle Bob Klonk, President and Chief Sales Officer, Oswald Co.
My management style? Driven. I don’t settle for second best.
June 12, 2012
Hope Aldrich, President and CEO Eastern Insurance Group
Lifestyle Hope Aldrich, President and CEO Eastern Insurance Group
We’re not beholden to stockholders. We’re beholden to our customers, our com...
May 8, 2012
Jose da Fonseca, President, MDS Holdings
Lifestyle Jose da Fonseca, President, MDS Holdings
In 1971, I went to Paris, Amsterdam and Brussels. It was incredible. It was like...
April 10, 2012
Bruce Schlesinger, Chicago Insurance Executive
Lifestyle Bruce Schlesinger, Chicago Insurance Executive
While I am self-taught and not formally trained, I find being in the kitchen a b...
January 11, 2012
Elizabeth Demaret
Lifestyle Elizabeth Demaret
An AIG Starr Scholar, I came out of college and went to work at Cigna’s traini...
December 1, 2011
Personal Lines - David McGurn Jr.
Lifestyle Personal Lines - David McGurn Jr.
She told me to be nice to people as you work your way up the ladder because they...
November 1, 2011
Kevin Davis, President, Kevin Davis Insurance Services
Lifestyle Kevin Davis, President, Kevin Davis Insurance Services
I originally took a class in a standup comedy because I wanted to improve my pre...
October 1, 2011
John Hahn, Co-founder, Edgewood Partners Insurance Center
Lifestyle John Hahn, Co-founder, Edgewood Partners Insurance Center
Don’t focus primarily on shareholder value. Create a great business culture fo...
September 1, 2011
Vinnie Daboul
Lifestyle Vinnie Daboul
My edge is the relationships I’ve built over 25 years.
June 1, 2011
Richard Canter, Chief Operating Officer, SKCG Group
Lifestyle Richard Canter, Chief Operating Officer, SKCG Group
I had a window-washing business that became so successful the local mob asked me...
January 1, 2011