For more than 90 years, Gallagher has been committed to doing what is best for our clients and our communities. Gallagher Connect Partners shares in this mission to help clients face their future with confidence through a network of minority, women and other diverse certified partners our sales teams can access to help clients with innovative insurance and risk management solutions and exceed their supplier diversity goals.

It’s a collaboration that has served our clients through innovative solutions and fresh perspectives. 

Johnte ArcherJ. Archer Insurance Group based in Houston, Texas, is one of our Gallagher Connect Partners.

“As a Gallagher Connect Partner we have had tremendous success primarily in the public and higher education sectors,” said Johnte’ Archer, President of J. Archer Insurance Group. “As our cities and public entities are becoming more and more diverse, they are demanding that their suppliers reflect the diverse communities in which they serve, and provide economic growth to their communities by utilizing small and minority businesses.”

It has been a successful year for the company, securing multi-year contracts with local governments, university and school districts.

“The best part is that even where a minority or small business goal was not required, Gallagher teams reached out to our firm as they felt it would strengthen the team and our opportunity to win the bid,” Johnte’ said.

Leslie SaundersLeslie Saunders, owner of Florida-based Leslie Saunders Insurance Agency, had an early win with Gallagher Connect Partners. As a women-owned company and Women’s Business Enterprise National Council certified, Leslie was just the partner to help a particular business who needed to comply with regulators when it came to diversity.

“It was a perfect fit,” Saunders said of the pairing between her company and a Gallagher client. “We’ve been successful on that account and it was a home run for Gallagher because they found the right person for that contract.” 

A Gallagher Connect Partner for about a year, Leslie says that she has worked with other diversity partner platforms in the past but none compare to Gallagher’s program.

“The Gallagher program is doing it right,” she said. The Gallagher Connect Partners meetings enable her to meet people all over the country and connect for potential business opportunities. “It has been a worthwhile experience,” Leslie added.

Co-brokering with Partners enables learning and growth for Gallagher and our Partners, which better positions both to provide world-class service to clients.

“Through the Gallagher Connect Partnership, and its entrepreneurial culture and genuine interest to seek out and partner qualified diverse firms, I’ve personally had my faith restored in what can be accomplished when value is placed on diversity,” Johnte’ said.  “I believe our clients are better for it and so are we.”