Meet Our Automotive Specialists

To provide more insight into the Automotive thought leaders, we've provided several brief profiles below.

Daniel Ely

Area Director, Automotive Practice Insurance & Risk Management

North America

Daniel is an Area Director for the Automotive Practice.  He is an expert in Automobile, Motorcycle and Truck Dealerships and Aviation including FBOs, Charter Management Companies, Aircraft Sales, MROs, Rotor and Fixed Wing Operators.  He is an instrument rated pilot, former Boom Operator, KC-135 in the United States Air Force.

Christopher Hawkins

Managing Director, Automotive Practice Insurance & Risk Management

North America

Chris has over 25 years of automotive experience with management roles in corporate (public) dealership risk management, automotive specialty insurance carriers and automotive retail insurance brokerage.  He’s provided specialty solutions such as group captives, complex property coverage and MGU management.

Michel Martinez

Account Executive , Automotive Insurance & Risk Management

North America

Michel has worked in the insurance industry since 1999. She is responsible for initiating the renewal process including marketing; prepare proposals; bind insurance coverages; prepare insurance summaries; process invoices; review policies, endorsements, and contracts for accuracy; day to day servicing of customers’ unique need; review audits.