We have served an impressive list of media, entertainment and sports industry clients for many years. For radio and television stations, print and on-line news providers, musical recording artists, and professional sports franchises and league entities, we ensure very unique properties have proper protection.
In today’s digital world, most technology and emerging media policies have not adapted to the speed of change in the marketplace leaving gaps in coverage. We provide the technical expertise to tailor coverage to your unique and ever-changing risk exposures.
Owners of professional sports teams face their own set of unique insurance issues. From tremendous exposure each time the team’s plane departs to the wide variety of required risk management strategies before, during and after sporting events, we are entrusted to provide comprehensive programs.
Client Anecdote: When a professional sports league needed coverage for one of their annual events, they turned to Gregory & Appel. As their agency of record, we provided a risk management assessment and recommendations for protecting their athletes. After a thorough review of the venue and event logistics, we delivered a detailed and overall risk management strategy for the event. It was well received and successfully implemented.
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Darren Hickey, Vice President of Commercial Lines, joined Gregory & Appel, Inc. in 1998. With a diverse client base and focus on several specialized classes of business, Darren has earned his Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) distinction. Read More With over 30 years of experience in the insurance industry, Jack specializes in recognizing and servicing the individual needs of large commercial clients. His multi-dimensional background as both a commercial property underwriter with Chubb Insurance early in his career and then as an agent broker for the last 28 years makes him particularly well-suited to handle even the most complex of risk management needs. His vast experience includes all types of businesses, from major league sports teams to municipalities, commercial real estate developments and firms providing professional services. He takes great care in putting together the right team of Gregory and Appel employees to handle each of his clients\' diverse and unique set of demands. Regardless of the type of business, Jack\'s passion is providing great service for his clients. In addition, he serves as Senior Vice President and is a long-lasting member of Gregory and Appel\'s Board of Directors. With 20 years in the insurance industry, Andy specializes in commercial risks including standard and alternative risk transfer programs. He offers strong experience and knowledge to public entities, manufacturers, distributors and not-for-profit organizations. He serves on the Risk Management Committee of the Crossroads of America Boy Scouts and holds the civic and social service chair of the Crossroads of America Council. Andy is also a CPCU candidate. Andy earned his B.S. in business administration from Mississippi State University and is a Licensed Insurance Agent.