ATLANTA and LONDON, Sept. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Risk Management Consultant Thompson (Tom) Mackey is one of 35 young insurance and risk management professionals from the U.S. and Canada selected to participate in the 2016 Andrew Beazley Broker Academy in London, England. The Academy is hosted by Lloyd's, the world's leading specialist (re)insurance market.
The Andrew Beazley Broker Academy at Lloyd's is designed to support and enrich the training that U.S. and Canadian broking firms provide to their high potential employees through a unique and intensive week in the Lloyd's Market in London.
The Academy's curriculum is designed for highly motivated individuals with approximately three to eight years' insurance experience, and it focuses primarily on deepening the participants' understanding of their existing areas of specialization.
The 2016 academy will run during the week of September 19th, offering the carefully-selected group of 35 attendees the opportunity to see Lloyd's through the eyes of the market's underwriters and brokers, gaining a detailed understanding of how business is transacted in the world's oldest, largest and most vibrant market for insurance.
Managing Principal and Practice Leader of EPIC's Financial Risk Solutions Practice, Bill Cosgrove, nominated Mackey for this prestigious opportunity, leading to his selection to participate in the Management Liability Track.
Cosgrove said, "I was very excited when I heard that Tom was accepted into the Beazley program. Beazley is a key strategic partner for EPIC and Tom's acceptance into the Beazley Broker Academy will go a long way towards strengthening our relationship. BBA is an innovative approach towards fostering a better understanding of the Lloyds marketplace for the next generation of industry leaders. Tom will come away with a solid grasp of the unique aspects of the London market, enhanced product knowledge, and industry contacts that will serve him well in his EPIC career."
Mackey completed a summer-long college internship with EPIC and was then offered a full-time position following his graduation in August of 2014.
Since joining EPIC, Mackey has earned his Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designation and continues to develop his skills and expertise through education and training opportunities such as the Lloyd's Broker Academy.
EPIC is a unique and innovative retail property and casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage and consulting firm. EPIC has created a values-based, client-focused culture that attracts and retains top talent, fosters employee satisfaction and loyalty and sustains a high level of customer service excellence. EPIC team members have consistently recognized their company as a "Best Place to Work" in multiple regions and as a "Best Place to Work in the Insurance Industry" nationally.
EPIC now has more than 850 team members operating from offices across the U.S., providing Property Casualty, Employee Benefits, Specialty Programs and Private Client solutions to more than 13,000 clients.
With more than $200 million in revenues, EPIC ranks among the top 20 retail insurance brokers in the United States. Backed by the Carlyle Group, the company continues to expand organically and through strategic acquisitions across the country. For additional information, please visit http://www.epicbrokers.com/.
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