2017 Break Out Awards, West: Andy LewisPosted On: Jun. 5, 2017 12:00 AM CST
First vice president
Alliant Insurance Services Inc.
Marine insurance expert Andy Lewis joined Alliant Insurance Services Inc. in 2015 after working almost 11 years with Portland, Oregon-based insurance agency Durham & Bates. He received a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Washington.
Top industry concern
We’ve been in such a soft market for so many years that I think if and when the market does change, you’re going to see the purchasers of insurance not used to the hard market. It’s upon us to make sure we’re positioned properly when the market does change, that we’ve got solutions to make sure our clients have got the best product with the best premium out there.
What inspires you?
I’m an athlete, so my background is I’ve always been inspired by athletics, from guys like Walter Payton to teams that have excelled. There’s a big correlation being in a sales position and being an athlete.
Next big thing in insurance
The marine insurance field doesn’t seem to change that much. It’s the historic portion of the insurance business, so you don’t see a ton of ebbs and flows. You’re probably going to see a bigger shift in how the (protection and indemnity) clubs are involved in the marketplace, and I think you’re going to probably see some change in how they do business, but I think that’s probably pretty far down the line.
Hobbies and interests
I like to play golf and I like to travel. I’m a Pacific Northwest guy, so I’m passionate about my pinot noir.
Something people don’t know about you
I’m a bit of an historian and love to read books, especially about World War II and past presidents.