Helping clients to avoid, reduce and insure their risks.
Darren Hickey has been in the insurance industry for over 30 years, and his passion from day one has been delivering world-class service. A native of the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area, Darren earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Slippery Rock University. His journey into the insurance world brought him to the shores of southern California for 7 years, but he eventually came to Indianapolis, Indiana where he has served as an advisor for Gregory & Appel Insurance since 1998.
Part of the draw to Indianapolis was Darren's desire to bring his sports and entertainment insurance expertise into the racing capital of the world. With the resources of Gregory & Appel—one of the US's Top 100 Independent Agencies—Darren ensures that his clients receive advanced risk management services, loss prevention, claim advocacy and technology resources. Not only does he excel in supporting professional racing teams, tracks/events/racing series, manufacturers, marketing and mobile companies, but Darren also leads a world-class practice group including racing drivers and professional athletes.
Known for his expertise in how insurance protects the sports and entertainment world, Darren has been featured by several media outlets. These include USA TODAY, Chicago Tribune, IndyStar, Associated Press, the St. Pete/Tampa Bay Times, and the book Ahead of the Game: What Every Athlete Needs to Know about Sports Business by Ken Ungar.
Darren also carries his passion for world-class service into his volunteer activities. He serves as the Insurance Ambassador for the Motorsports Safety Foundation and as a member of International Council on Motorsports Sciences.
In addition, he is a devoted supporter of many clients' charitable foundations and interests—not to mention several personal charities and causes. If asked, Darren will tell you he is driven by the words of Roberto Clemente: "Anytime you have an opportunity to make a difference in this world and you don't, then you are wasting your time."