About Smith McGehee Insurance Solutions
We are an Acrisure Agency Partner based in St. Louis, Missouri. Service driven and dedicated to supporting our clients through innovative program solutions, we provide personalized planning and aggressive claims management. Our team has the background and experience to deliver superior results with passion and a deep commitment to service.
Smith McGehee graduated with a degree in Accounting from the University of Mississippi in 1967. He started in the insurance business in 1971 with a regional broker, Lawton Byrne Bruner. Smith primarily coordinated multi-national property and casualty programs and ultimately became a leading producer and one of the nine partners of the firm. Marsh and McLennan acquired LBB in 1986 and Smith became the head of Marsh’s St. Louis office, handling over $250,000,000 in premium volume. In 1991, Smith left Marsh to form Huntleigh McGehee, Inc. By 2004 the agency was sold, having grown to over 100 professionals handling over $160,000,000 in premium. In 2009, Smith left Huntleigh McGehee, Inc. to form Smith McGehee Insurance Solutions.
In November of 2015, Smith McGehee Insurance Solutions joined Acrisure, LLC as an Agency Partner. Acrisure is the seventh largest (and fastest growing) insurance brokerage firm in the world handling about $35 Billion in premium comprised of about 1,000 locations globally. Each Agency Partner continues to operate independently under their original name and management, but is part of an international firm with vast resources. This partnership has enabled Smith McGehee to enhance the service we provide to our clients and prospects throughout the world and down the street. We now have expertise in every industry and product specialty.
Smith McGehee Insurance Solutions is staffed by industry veterans from other independent agencies, national brokerage firms, and insurance companies with decades of experience, and is associated with former risk management consultants, safety engineers and claim coordinators. Additionally, the agency has very bright, young staff members who will become the next generation of seasoned professionals.
The associates of Smith McGehee Insurance Solutions have consistently demonstrated the utmost ethical standards in their daily practices, are extremely knowledgeable and have the resources to formulate creative solutions. Most importantly, they possess very positive attitudes, centered on providing the highest level of timely service to our customers. We currently have 50 professionals at Smith McGehee and expect to continue regularly adding exceptional new team members.
Our product is professional consultation and service, and is promoted in conjunction with the evaluation, design, solicitation and procurement of alternative risk management solutions that will likely include the purchasing of insurance from selected qualified insurance companies.
Smith McGehee Insurance Solutions represents most of the leading insurers directly and has access to any insurance provider through our relationships with select wholesale intermediaries throughout the world. The firm’s successful partnerships with leading insurance companies are based on decades of credibility and creativity. This level of trust results in executive reviews of our submissions first and deployment of (limited) capacity to our clients on a priority basis. Acrisure has provided Smith McGehee with even greater direct access to more of the markets, which enables us to get better terms and conditions at a lower cost for our customers.
We remain independent, entrepreneurial, collaborative, flexible and customer-focused, while having access to the most innovative technology and vast resources, with depth and breadth of expertise in every industry and geography. Local Presence with Global Reach.
We are a Professional Service Organization, providing Risk Management Consultation, Advice, and insurance Brokerage/Placement – We are NOT A SALES ORGANIZATION, and we are NOT selling insurance – we are designing, procuring and purchasing it!
The team you can count on
Our experts serve as an extension of your team to proactively develop, implement, and manage a strategic insurance program that provides comprehensive coverage along with efficient outcomes.
Smith McGehee Insurance Solutions works with companies in various markets and industries across the world. We make it our mission to understand every facet of a client’s business to ensure we identify significant exposures, develop solutions, and advocate on their behalf to protect their interests and financial stability.
What Acrisure Does
Acrisure is forming the next-generation insurance distribution model to deliver high quality insurance and risk management services and solutions through our global network of Agency Partners and to compress the insurance value chain to better connect capital and risk.
How Acrisure Does it
Our model is fundamentally different. We have identified the best performing and best led insurance agencies globally and together created a true partnership. Our Agency Partners retain all that makes them special and unique. Local autonomy and customer-centric decision-making ensures the needs of our customers will always be the highest priority. At the same time, our Agency Partners benefit from the resources of a truly global network. Now, we’re combining state-of-the-art tech with the financial strength, expertise, and footprint of a top-10 global broker and the entrepreneurial energy of a startup.
Why Acrisure Does It
When it comes to the insurance industry, we know there’s a better way. We also know those with flexibility and control of their future will be best equipped to embrace new technologies and inspire innovation and therefore, best positioned to win. As one of the world’s best private companies, we are a community of insurance and risk professionals united by a passion for entrepreneurial excellence. In this way, we continue to experience and encourage “limitless” growth.