Meet Our Higher Education Specialists

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

John McLaughlin

Managing Director, Higher Education Insurance & Risk Management

North America

With 30 years of insurance industry experience and more than 15 years in higher education risk management, John focuses on delivering Gallagher’s Higher Education resources and comprehensive risk management plans to Ivy league, state and technology institutions and through to community colleges.

Teresa Koster

Executive Director , Higher Education Insurance & Risk Management

North America

Teresa is the President of Gallagher’s student accident insurance division, Gallagher Koster, specializing in student medical, sports and special risk insurance. She oversees the design and implementation of each of its 100+ higher education clients; student and abroad programs.

John Watson

Executive Director, Higher Education Insurance & Risk Management

North America

For over 25 years, John has focused on the development and implementation of cost-effective risk management programs for higher education institutions. Previously, he was a director of risk management for a prominent university for over 15 years.