Congratulations to Kent W. Collier with Greyling Insurance Brokerage & Risk Consulting, a division of EPIC, for being named as one of ENR New England’s Top Young Professionals for 2020.
The Engineering News-Record (ENR) honors individuals who have built extraordinary industry portfolios. The panel of industry judges considered from numerous professionals in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont, weighing each candidate’s experience, education, leadership and community service.
Kent’s recognition is particularly notable as few, if any, insurance brokers have received such an award in the past from ENR. Most recipients are practicing architects, engineers or contractors.
As a Client Executive at Greyling, Kent assists designers and contractors with practice and project-related insurance placements and risk management. His work includes claims consulting, contract review and negotiation, insurance brokering and loss control seminars. The ENR article notes that his proactive advice has helped firms settle millions of dollars in design-related construction claims; he’s even been involved with the ongoing litigation surrounding Millennium Tower in San Francisco.
Though Kent’s recognition is from ENR New England because he now resides in Maine, his practice and clients are nationwide, and his career has been primarily based in the Southeast. Kent joined Greyling in early 2015 after practicing as a construction lawyer in Atlanta, Georgia.
Kent met his wife, Crosby, while working as a Federal Court clerk in Savannah, Georgia after graduating from law school. In 2017, they moved to Maine to raise their two young sons near Crosby’s family. Kent works remotely from his home outside of Portland and travels frequently to see Greyling’s current and prospective clients and to attend construction and insurance industry events.
When Kent isn’t at work, you can find him spending time with his family or helping international refugees and their families legally find safety in the U.S. He also supports refugees with donations and essential needs as they assimilate in the Portland, Maine area. In addition, Kent raises money annually for the American Lung Association while riding in the Trek Across Maine, a 180-mile, three-day bicycle ride. He has participated in eight Treks since 2011 and raised more than $10,000 in support of lung health and research.
Client Executive and Professional Services Risk Consultant, Greyling