Meet Our Aviation Specialists

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

Jeff Bauer

Managing Director Insurance & Risk Management

North America

Jeff Bauer draws on more than 30 years of experience as an insurance broker, pilot and attorney to oversee complex issues, contracts and claims for Gallagher aviation clients. A former trial attorney, his experience defending aviation clients bring valued perspective and expertise to help clients manage risk.

Gwyn Derrick

Area President , Aviation Insurance & Risk Management

North America

For more than 35 years, Gwyn has specialized in the international aviation insurance and reinsurance sector. He places coverages in the Lloyd’s of London and international insurance markets. His clients include domestic and international airlines, aircraft and engine leasing companies. 

Erik Egeland

Area President , Aviation Insurance & Risk Management

North America

Erik has 27 years in the aviation insurance industry as an aviation underwriter and broker. A licensed commercial pilot, he has served as national practice leader for a large U.S. broker, and president of and independent aviation brokerage as well. Erik works with a variety of aviation and aerospace clients, with emphasis on general aviation.

Tom Kaiser

Area Vice President , Aviation Insurance & Risk Management

North America

Tom Kaiser taps more than 30 years of real-world experience as a flight school owner, FBO owner, fleet manager and pilot with 5,000 hours of flight time as well as insurance broker to help aviation clients solve challenges and address emerging risks. His clients range from corporate flight departments to specialized public sector fleets.

Brad Meinhardt

Managing Director, Aviation Insurance & Risk Management

North America

Brad has been a private and commercial pilot with 30 years of aviation experience and over 20 years in aviation insurance. He delivers a hands-on tactical and strategic approach with his aviation and aerospace clients - while actively maintaining strong U.S. and European underwriting relationships.