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Brett Godwin Joins Sterling Seacrest Partners as Chief Operating Officer

Brett Godwin Joins Sterling Seacrest Partners as Chief Operating Officer

Brett Godwin has been named Chief Operating Officer for Sterling Seacrest Partners, a top insurance brokerage and consulting firm. His primary focus will be to provide leadership and strategic vision to a dynamically growing organization.

Godwin will work to ensure Sterling Seacrest Partners has the optimal operating model, administrative procedures and people in place to achieve their goals. In addition, he will partner with others on the executive team to pursue growth through acquisition, hiring new producer talent and organic growth.

He brings more than 25 years experience in the insurance industry to the table. Godwin has worked in a variety of different leadership roles on the carrier side, starting his career in underwriting and then branching out into other areas including data analytics, project management, consulting and M&A work.

“As we integrate and grow our organization our primary focus is on the customer experience,” said David Paddison, President, Sterling Seacrest. “Brett’s fresh perspectives and operational insights will serve us well as we continue to invest in the people and processes our clients need to manage their ever-changing risk profiles.”

Prior to joining Sterling in September 2017, he was Vice President, Strategic Operations for the Hanover Insurance Group, focused on consulting with the independent agency community on improving their economics. In addition, his team created data analytics from these engagements while identifying blocks of business for consolidation. Godwin started his career with Aetna Life & Casualty in 1991 before moving to The Hartford in 1995 and then Hanover in 1999 as the Underwriting Manager for the Atlanta branch office.

He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Wake Forest University in 1990 and has his CPCU designation. Godwin has a strong desire to give back to the local community and has for many years volunteered at Morningside Presbyterian Preschool, Morningside Elementary and has coached youth soccer. He moved to the Atlanta area in 1996 shortly after the Olympics and resides in the Morningside area of Atlanta with his wife and two children.