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2017 Break Out Awards, South: Brandon Perry

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BRANDON PERRY

Vice president, architects and engineers large firm manager

Victor O. Schinnerer & Co.

Chevy Chase, Maryland

Age: 32

Brandon Perry has spent his nine-year career in the insurance industry moving up the ranks at Victor O. Schinnerer & Co. He graduated from the College of William & Mary with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and management and history in 2007. In 2016, he was promoted to manage the underwriting manager’s architects and engineers large firm program.

Top industry concern

I really think the top concern has to be the next generation of leaders and where that’s coming from, because within the organizations that I work with a lot of leadership is nearing retirement. There are a lot of younger people at firms, but it’s a little bit unclear where the next generation of real leaders in these organizations is coming from.

Next big thing in insurance

The next big thing in terms of professional liability insurance is you’re going to see a trend toward more web-based services, especially in small business. Obviously, when you talk about professional liability firms, cyber is a very hot topic. I don’t think the industry has a completely defined solution for that when it comes to the professional field.

Hobbies and interests

Outside of work is somewhat dominated by my 1-year-old, Caleb. Until he came along, it was coaching and umpiring in Capitol Hill Little League here in D.C. for the last six years. Other than that, it was flag football and running and backpacking and traveling.

Something people don’t know about you

My first date with my wife was a three-day backpacking trip. Basically, it ended up with us driving out to the mountains thinking this could go really well or very, very poorly. It came out very well.

 

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