Holmes Murphy Names Jeffrey Austin White Chief Analytics Officer

White will work to increase emphasis on innovation and data intelligence, helping to drive the company’s potential and performance for clients.

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Holmes Murphy (Waukee, Iowa), an employee-owned, super-regional independent brokerage founded in 1932,has appointed Jeffrey Austin White as Chief Analytics Officer (CAO). White has nearly three decades of expertise focused on strategic investments in talent and technology.

Jeffrey Austin White, Chief Analytics Officer, Holmes Murphy.

In this newly created role, White will be tasked with driving digital transformation, including work to increase emphasis on innovation and data intelligence, helping to drive the company’s potential and performance for clients, according to a Holmes Murphy statement. He will largely be responsible for defining and driving analytics and business intelligence initiatives, including assessing the current state of data and analytics capabilities, developing an analytics strategy, and leveraging innovations in artificial intelligence to propel Holmes Murphy and its clients forward. White will also work to provide insight on potential opportunities for BrokerTech Ventures (BTV), the first broker-led convening platform and accelerator program focused on delivering innovation to the insurance broker industry.

“Holmes Murphy continues to raise the bar when it comes to developing technology and innovations within the insurance industry,” comments White. “I’m excited to play a role in advancing their data analytics and AI capabilities. I look forward to working with such a passionate and caring team dedicated to the pursuit of unlocking the unique potential of their clients.”

White’s career background includes working as an aerospace engineer and serving in various roles with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), National Science Foundation (NSF), Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), and a subsidiary of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan called AF Group. As a University at Buffalo graduate, White holds a Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace engineering and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering.

Dan Keough, Chairman, Holmes Murphy chairman and CEO and co-CEO of BrokerTech Ventures.

Cultivating and Leveraging Data

“The knowledge, expertise, and passion Jeffrey brings with him is invaluable and is an important step for us in our advancement of data technology and innovation,” comments Dan Keough, Chairman & CEO of Holmes Murphy. “Our number-one goal is to always ensure our clients have what they need to identify risks sooner and drive down costs faster. We feel that Jeffrey can help us do that by cultivating and leveraging data, so our clients are armed with the knowledge they need to excel.”

White most recently served as the SVP and Product Manager of Workers’ Compensation at Gallagher Bassett (Rolling Meadows, Ill.), where he was largely responsible for advanced analytics, digital technologies, and product development efforts for the company’s global operations.

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Anthony R. O’Donnell // Anthony O'Donnell is Executive Editor of Insurance Innovation Reporter. For nearly two decades, he has been an observer and commentator on the use of information technology in the insurance industry, following industry trends and writing about the use of IT across all sectors of the insurance industry. He can be reached at AnthODonnell@IIReporter.com or (503) 936-2803.

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