Maureen Gallagher, Author at Insurance Thought Leadership



Maureen Gallagher

Maureen Gallagher

Maureen Gallagher is the Michigan managing director and national real estate and workers compensation brands leader in the 14th-largest U.S. broker, Neace Lukens, an AssuredPartners company. Neace Lukens specializes in insurance placement, risk management and consulting. In addition, her passion for education inspired her — in 2003 — to establish Insurance Partners Academy, an educational company, where she serves as director. Gallagher previously held the position of president and CEO of Acordia of Michigan (Wells Fargo), assuming that position after heading her own agency, Gallagher Group, for more than 10 years.

She has been featured and profiled in numerous publications and was named by Crain’s Detroit Business as one of the “Best and Brightest” and as one of “Detroit’s Most Influential Women.” Risk and Insurance recognized Gallagher as a “Power Broker,” which identifies the best brokers in the country. In addition, Liberty Mutual honored Gallagher with the “Responsibility Leader Award,” given to those insurance professionals who have demonstrated a commitment to their organization, profession and community. Business Insurance named Gallagher as one of their “Women to Watch” in 2011, and she has consistently made the Chairman’s Club each year, which recognizes $1.5 million-plus producers.

Gallagher is a licensed insurance counselor (LIC), licensed claims adjuster (LCA), certified insurance counselor (CIC), certified workers compensation professional (CWCP), certified risk manager (CRM), certified workers compensation advisor (CWCA), registered professional liability underwriter (RPLU), construction risk and insurance specialist (CRIS) and certified integrated leave management administrator (CILMA).

A frequent lecturer and presenter, Gallagher is also on the national teaching faculty for the National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research. She is a blogger for the Knowledge Alliance and writes for Resource Magazine. Gallagher is a member of the American Bar Association and the Society of Trainers and Educators. She is the creator of the Property Risk and Insurance Specialist (PRIS), Certified Experience Modification Advisor (CXMA) and Certified Workers Compensation Counselors (CWCC) certification programs and Producer Peak Performance training. An avid long-distance runner, cyclist, swimmer, competitive stair climber and certified exercise/spinning instructor/coach, Gallagher qualified for the Olympic distance USA Triathlon National Championships and was named one of the “50 Fittest CEOs” by Crain’s Detroit Business. 

Recent Articles by Maureen Gallagher

Preventing Kitchen Fires in Apartments

My real estate clients have seen their share of fires, especially in apartments, and I have seen first-hand the devastating impact of a fire on an apartment complex. Often, these fires happen because of tenants’ carelessness, especially with fires that start in the kitchen. So, in the spirit of Fire Prevention Week this week, I wanted to […]

State-by-State Look at Small Medical Claims

Should an employer pay small medical claims or turn them in to the workers compensation insurance company? That is the most common question an insurance agent gets from employers. The answer to this question is not simple. It can depend on several factors, including: Whether the state has approved the experience rating adjustment (ERA) in the experience modification […]

States of Confusion: Workers Comp Extraterritorial Issues

As states passed workers compensation laws, each state established its own system. This resulted in a mishmash of laws, benefits, compensability and eligibility from state to state. Courts have ruled that a state has the right to apply its own workers compensation rules and standards to each case. Hence, most states simply don’t care what other states […]

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