Gary Marchitello Receives Advisen’s 2020 Property Insurance Leadership Award

This first-of-its-kind award recognizes Property insurance expertise, innovation, and leadership

New York – Nov. 19, 2020 – Gary Marchitello, Chairperson of Willis Tower Watson’s North American Property Practice, has received the 2020 Advisen Property Insurance Leadership Award, which recognizes an outstanding individual who is a property insurance coverage expert, innovator, leader, and mentor. Marchitello was chosen by the industry thought leaders on this year’s Property Insights Conference Advisory Board, including Brenda (Ballard) Austenfeld of RT Specialty; Duncan Ellis of AIG; Erik Nikodem of Everest Insurance; Theresa Purcell of Kushner; Vincent Reyda of FM Global; and Lori Seidenberg of BlackRock.

Marchitello has been broking property insurance for over 40 years. In his current role as Chairperson of Property Broking for Willis Towers Watson, he is responsible for the broking strategy encompassing all the firm’s North American property clients. Known for a hands-on role in program design and brokerage for strategic clients, Gary also manages relationships with Willis Towers Watson’s major insurer partners. Before that, Gary led the property insurance practices at Vandbridge LLC, Integro, and Aon. He began his career at Marsh where he managed the New York Property Practice.

Commenting on Marchitello’s award win, Duncan Ellis, Head of Retail Property for AIG, stated:

“It’s great to see Gary Marchitello receiving Advisen’s first-ever Leadership Award. Gary has not only been committed to his clients, always providing sound advice and delivering best-in-class results, but he has done so while helping to train, mentor, and shape the insurance minds of countless people along the way. Gary has a ‘way’ about him that makes doing business not feel like business. He is fabulously unique in that and many ways. I feel privileged to know Gary, even more so to have been positively influenced by him.”

For 2020, Advisen’s annual Property Insights Conference transitioned to a digital event due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The program, featuring 32 speakers over two days and supported by 11 sponsors, identifies and explores the critical issues facing the U.S. property market today. For the agenda and other materials, visit