Faculty NameShirley Gordon
Shirley Gordon is Family Office and Client Service Leader with Lockton Private Risk Solutions. Based in Seattle, Shirley leads service teams across the U.S. to ensure our high-net-worth families receive consistently superior service and personal risk management solutions.
Shirley brings a tremendous passion for ensuring that families receive timely and valuable risk management advice and solutions.
Shirley joined Lockton in late 2017 with more than 20 years high-net-worth insurance experience. She has built teams with a singular focus on the client - from in-depth risk discovery, to custom insurance placement, to optimal service and claims experience. She partners with clients and their trusted advisors to understand and define risks and exposures, to perform comprehensive reviews of insurance contracts and programs, and to deliver expert consultation and advice tailored to client's unique personal and financial circumstances.
Shirley proudly achieved her Certified Risk Manager (CRM) designation in 2016.
Faculty NameMark Fredricksen
In his 40 years in the Insurance Industry, Mark D. Fredricksen has made a name for himself in the animal mortality and agricultural markets. In 1986 Mark established Mark D. Fredricksen Insurance Services, Inc., and in 1993 acquired equine retailer Peterson, McAnally and Tabor. In 2007 Mark was acquired by Hub International Insurance Services, a global leader in the Insurance industry completing a merger which created one of HUB' s first wholesale operations.
Mark finds his work most fulfilling when he has the opportunity to work with other brokers who may be unfamiliar with the Agri/Equine marketplace, or have limited access to markets. In these situations, Mark can work as a consultant with Brokers to assist them with form and carrier recommendations.
Some of the highlights of his nearly 40 years in the insurance industry include: earning his Certified Insurance Counselor designation, 1986; being President of the Thoroughbred Racing and Breeding Safety Association; giving expert witness testimony in equine related cases and facilitating carrier seminars.
Mark is also aware of the value of community, be it the community he lives in or the community he works within, therefore he keeps honesty and integrity in the forefront of all his personal and work related dealings.
Faculty NameRobert Ray
Bob Ray, a second generation insurance professional, has been employed in the insurance industry since 1973. A graduate of Jacksonville University, he has also completed insurance-related courses at Crawford & Company, Lumberman's Underwriting Alliance, and the National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health. Bob's career has spanned all aspects of the insurance industry. He began his career as a claims adjuster and property appraiser for Crawford & Company. In 1974, Universal Underwriters hired Bob to develop the Accident Prevention & OSHA Inspection Program for the Florida Automobile Dealers Association Self-Insurance Fund. While there, he served as Divisional Underwriting Manager for the Western Division and Divisional Executive Assistant for the Western & Southern Divisions. During this time, he co-authored "Unicover IV & V," a package policy developed exclusively for franchised automobile dealers.
In 1987, Bob assisted in the creation of a new professional liability insurance carrier, RUMGER Insurance Company, later purchased by Great American Insurance Company. He authored their easy-to-read professional liability insurance policies - Pro-Law & Pro-Med for lawyers and physicians respectively.
In June 1993, Bob joined National Risk Management & Associates. In addition to providing insurance products and services, Bob frequently testifies as an insurance expert in many states as well as federal courts. His clients have included the Orlando International Airport, Walt Disney's Epcot Center, Commercial Carrier Corp, Nichols Campbell & Morrow (NCM), and several insurance carriers and law firms. He has developed and drafted policy language and state filings for specialized markets including New & Used Car Dealers Package, eBusinessowners & eProfessional Liability, and Insurance Agents, Lawyers and Physicians Professional Liability policies.