WGA Announces Promotions


William Gallagher Associates (“WGA”) announces the promotions of Michael Cunningham and Robert Abt in the Property & Casualty Practice, and Heather Crowley in the Employee Benefits Practice, to Vice President.

Mr. Cunningham has over 18 years of industry experience, working with various types of clients at WGA, including venture capital and private equity, life science and high technology companies. He came to WGA in 2001 and works in the Princeton, New Jersey office. He holds a degree in Business Management from Peirce College and holds an Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designation.

“Michael is a model team player,” said Michael Andersen, Principal at WGA. “His professional and leadership skills set an example for new employees at WGA, and he serves an important role for our client services staff by ensuring that all of our Regional offices maintain the highest client-services standards.”

Mr. Abt has over 11 years of industry experience and designs multinational programs and risk management solutions for various types of clients, including healthcare, medical device, and high technology companies. He came to WGA in 2002 and also works in the Princeton, New Jersey office. Mr. Abt holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Management & Insurance and Economics from Temple University and an MBA from Pennsylvania State University.

“Rob manages some of our largest and most complex accounts, and he’s been one of the key people who have helped launch our successful healthcare practice,” Mr. Andersen further commented. “He is continually recognized for his terrific work-ethic, attention to detail, and willingness to do whatever is necessary to support his clients.”

Ms. Crowley has over 15 years of experience working in employee benefits, including five years in human resources consulting. She joined WGA in 2010 and focuses on full-scale service to mid-sized and large clients, as well as handling all lines of coverage in an account management and retention capacity. Ms. Crowley holds a B.S. from Springfield College.

“Heather demonstrates a high level of expertise with several of our largest and most sophisticated clients,” said Ms. Verheul. “She is a true professional – always willing to take on whatever is asked of her.”

William Gallagher Associates (WGA) is a leading provider of insurance brokerage, risk management and employee benefit services to companies with complex risks and dynamic needs, within industries that include life sciences, technology, financial risks, healthcare, energy, clean tech and environmental services. The firm was founded in 1983 and is one of the country’s leading independent brokerage firms, with offices in Boston, MA; New York, NY; Hartford, CT; Princeton, NJ Columbia, MD; and Atlanta, GA.

Please feel free to contact us directly at the firm:

Susan Forbes
Marketing Director and Senior Vice President
William Gallagher Associates
470 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA 02210
Main 617.261.6700
Direct 617.646.0282