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As the Multilines Risk Practice Leader for North America, Tracey Ant is responsible for advisory, placement and service functions on a national basis for Marsh’s $200 million middle-market segment, known within the brokerage as “multilines.” She joined Marsh in 1993 as a casualty broker and has held various positions with increasing degrees of responsibility over the past 13 years. Prior to joining Marsh, Ms. Ant was a casualty underwriter at Hartford Financial Services Group Inc.
Q: What advice would you give young women entering the industry today?
A: "It’s so important to learn the technical side of our trade. Our clients look to us to be that trusted advisor and we have a responsibility to educate and inform them about what risk means to their company. Take advantage of every opportunity (formal and informal) to learn. Develop a strong network within the industry—it will serve you throughout your career. Find a couple of mentors in and outside the industry whom you trust to provide you with guidance and honest feedback as you grow in your profession."
Q: Who has had the greatest influence on your career and why?
A: "While so many in this business have had an influence on my career, I would have to say that my parents have had the single biggest influence. They instilled strong values: uncompromised work ethic, loyalty, honesty, never give up. They shaped who I am and provided the support to succeed."
Q: If you had the ability to change one thing about the industry what would it be?
A: "The insurance industry is a fantastic industry with extraordinarily bright people and vast opportunity. I think that more uniformity and consistency in insurance regulation would create efficiencies that don’t currently exist which would ultimately benefit our clients."
Business Insurance's report on "Women to Watch" is our attempt to identify some of the women who are leading change in commercial insurance, risk management, employee benefits and related fields.