Partners Risk Strategies Announces Gloria Watson As New Chief Operating Officer

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Charlotte, NC – Partners Risk Strategies is pleased to announce that effective October 2023, Gloria Watson has been appointed as the Company’s Chief Operating Officer.

Gloria is a highly respected industry executive with more than 30 years of experience in the risk management and insurance industry.  She has built a national reputation for underwriting and managing complex risk. Gloria is a proven leader, whose experience in technical underwriting, distribution, field management and portfolio management positions her well to help take Partners Risk Strategies to its next phase of growth. 

“We are delighted to welcome Gloria as our new COO” says Vin Foderingham, CEO of the company. “Gloria is an innovative and strategic growth leader who has a proven record of orchestrating business strategies for risk management across multiple products, industries, and distribution sources.  Her background and success in building trusted client relationships will perfectly complement our brand and our focus on delivering industry-leading products and services.  We are fortunate that she has agreed to join our organization”.

Prior to becoming COO of Partners Risk Strategies, Gloria served as an Executive with AIG, most recently as Senior Vice President of Client Solutions. In this role she was responsible for building an underwriting and distribution platform for broader access to AIG’s expansive risk solutions and product offerings for emerging businesses. During her 25+ year career at the company, Gloria held increasing roles of responsibility.  She served as the North America Head of Aerospace and was later promoted to the North America Head of Specialty, which included Aerospace, Marine, Energy, Trade Credit, Political Risk and Surety. Gloria also served as a Managing Director and as a Zonal President for the company. Earlier in her career, she led businesses across several product lines, including Risk Management, Excess Casualty, and Workers Compensation.

“I am extremely excited to join this team of talented individuals who have a proven track record across many facets of Risk Management and in building successful businesses” says Gloria.  “I look forward to capitalizing on the many opportunities ahead and helping drive Partners Risk Strategies towards even greater success”.

About Partners Risk Strategies
Partners Risk Strategies is an independent commercial insurance and risk consultancy firm based in Charlotte NC, with offices in Atlanta GA and Sarasota FL. The firm provides services to an array of entities including small and large businesses, municipalities, colleges and universities, and nonprofit organizations. The firm consults closely with clients to build a holistic approach to address risk, whether insurable or not, to protect their operational and financial interests. 

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