Jamie Dutton has built an entire career on the four foundational pillars he learned from his father: integrity, knowledge, vision, and results. “Always do what’s in the best interest of the client and develop the highest level of knowledge,” he explains. “Have the vision to position clients as a leader in their industry. Through these things, you will deliver results, but never at the expense of integrity.” As a former owner of an insurance brokerage in Kansas City, Jamie’s father, Ron Dutton, practiced what he preached. In October of 2013, he sold his company, RJ Dutton, Inc., to Gallagher, and the following year, Jamie joined the firm. Founded in 1927, Gallagher started as a single office in Chicago and has since grown to a publicly traded organization with over $6 billion in adjusted revenues, 950 offices in 56 countries, and more than 32,000 team members. The company’s business units and subsidiaries provide a full spectrum of specifically tailored risk management products and solutions. Named to Ethisphere’s list of the World’s Most Ethical Companies every year for the last decade, Gallagher is the only insurance brokerage firm to hold this distinction.
As area vice president, health and welfare practice, Jamie advises mid- to large employers in the design, implementation, and management of cost-effective benefit programs. "Our goal is to help clients succeed through benefit programs structured to reduce costs, improve workforce productivity, mitigate risk, and attract, retain and develop top talent,” he says. With every strategy, solution, and interaction, Jamie is driven to do right by those he serves. The President’s Club qualifier also works to deliver measurable results in the form of improved financial arrangements and plan design. Prior to joining Gallagher, Jamie spent four years as senior sales executive with Assurant Employee Benefits, which was acquired by Sun Life Financial. His favorite quote, “Companies don’t succeed, people do,” is manifest in his team’s philosophy. “Companies succeed by creating a culture that attracts, retains, and develops the best people, and at Gallagher, we're doing just that,” he says.
Jamie holds a bachelor’s degree in finance with a focus in insurance from the University of Arkansas. He also serves as a steering committee member for the Employee Benefits Institute of Greater Kansas City.
Area Vice President, Health & Welfare Practice — Gallagher Insurance