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LAEL CHAPPELL Broker engagement lead ATTUNE INSURANCE

MARCUS EAGAN

At Attune Insurance, Lael Chappell specializes in risk advisory and insurance distribution. He is also responsible for identifying partnership opportunities and coordinating Attune’s distribution strategy for retail brokers, wholesale brokers and

agency networks nationwide. Chappell also advocates for the evolution of the insurance industry through technology. “I believe the insurance industry remains primed for disruption and will see growth in initiatives around innovation, as well as continued momentum in the insurtech space,” he says. “The impact of the global pandemic has only increased the need for investment into technology and resources that allow for all doing business in the insurance industry to continue to serve our mutual insureds as efficiently as possible. While we have all had to adapt the way that we conduct business, we have seen the benefits of evolving quickly and will continue to see disruption in addition to maintaining and expanding efficiencies as we return to ‘the new norm.’” Recognized as one of IBA’s Leaders of Change in 2020 for his diversity and inclusion efforts, Chappell is a member of 100 Black Men of New York and has been instrumental in helping found the IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Awareness) Committee at Attune.

Vice president EAGAN INSURANCE AGENCY

Part of the fourth generation of his family to join the insurance business, Marcus Eagan got started nearly 20 years ago, fresh out of college, where he studied business administration. Since then, he has risen through the ranks and has landed repeatedly on IBA’s Top Producer and Hot 100 lists. “What motivates me every day is working with clients to truly make their business better,” Eagan says. “Insurance is a crucial piece to the operation of the business, and … I see myself more of an advisor to the client than just an agent. I truly see myself as part of the client’s team and work with them to mitigate the risks and exposures to the business.” Eagan specializes in large property risks and marine and construction clients. He’s also an award-winning sailor and works with the Community Sailing Association of New Orleans to provide STEM opportunities and sailing lessons to the public and underprivileged individuals.

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DAVID MILLER Executive chairman BRIGHTWAY INSURANCE

David Miller founded Brightway Insurance with his brother, Michael, in the late 2000s. The company’s ‘You sell. We service’ business model offers a holistic business platform – including everything from accounting to marketing – to support its 200-plus franchise owners. As Brightway’s executive chairman, Miller strives to mentor future leaders and

ERIC KAUP Agency president ASSUREDPARTNERS

As an agency president at AssuredPartners, Eric Kaup oversees a multi-location agency

help everyone achieve their potential. He is also actively involved in the Jacksonville, Florida, community. He is a co-founder and director of OurJax, a nonprofit demanding transparency in city government. He is also working with other local leaders on LiftJax, an initiative to address poverty in the community, and is an advocate for the LGBT community. Miller has served on a number of boards, including Leadership Jacksonville, JAX Chamber, the Jacksonville Civic Council and the Jewish Community Alliance, and he supports the Sandy Miller Metrotown Institute, which brings together youth from all over the city to build character and leadership skills.

with more than 100 employees, in addition to managing a book of business worth $1 million. In the past year alone, Kaup has written more than $150,000 in new business revenue, and he’s been the top new sales producer at his agency for two out of the past three years.

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