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GMI Announces New Management Team to Spearhead the Introduction of Workers’ Comp and Other Programs

Managing General Agent GMI Insurance (GMI) announced today the appointment of ShawnMichael Hall Sr. as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Revenue Officer of the company. Kelly Kelly is joining GMI as Administrative Manager. Together, they will be responsible for growing GMI’s product offerings to include Workers’ Comp as well as other specialty programs.

Mark Trudel, President of GMI Insurance, said of the appointment, “We are extremely pleased to welcome Shawn. His responsibilities will touch every aspect of GMI in his company-wide COO role. We are particularly excited about Shawn’s experience in building client and carrier relationships. His unparalleled market expertise positions us to expand and grow our already successful business.”

Prior to Shawn’s his appointment at GMI, Hall served as Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Workers’ Compensation/Regional VP at Breckenridge Insurance. In 2018, his three-person team was selected by Business Insurance magazine as the “Top Wholesale Team in Industry for Workers’ Compensation”.

Reflecting on his new role, Shawn commented, “GMI is already a success. What intrigues me is the potential to grow the business—it’s boundless. I’m looking forward to expanding existing products, bringing on new lines of coverage and developing new programs, with each step organically feeding into the next and building our team along the way. The foundational culture at GMI allows us to foster an environment where employees work for and with others to a better end. I want everyone to be proud of what they do at GMI.”

Prior to joining GMI, Kelly Kelly was an Associate Broker at Breckenridge Insurance. She brings a proven track record in client and vendor management, market analysis, auditing, and communication planning. “I am very excited about this opportunity to work with Shawn in building new programs and bringing my years of wholesale experience to GMI.”

Outgoing GMI Insurance Chief Operating Officer Karen Trudel says, ”I’ve known Shawn for over ten years and look forward to working closely with him and Kelly as I transition to a more market-facing role.”

For more information, contact Mark Trudel, (610) 933-4679,


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