American Global News
RL Trailor Joins American Global
July 12, 2021
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RL Trailor has joined the American Global team as Senior Vice President, focusing on insurance strategy for its Texas operations. In this role, RL will support the region’s client portfolio and optimize performance, while further driving company growth initiatives.
With over three decades of construction focused experience, RL has earned trust and confidence from the industry. His professional journey includes various leadership positions, such as Director of Risk Management, Commercial Insurance Broker, and Construction Safety Manager, in which he has demonstrated his ongoing ability to integrate customer understanding with every aspect of business acumen. RL is frequently relied upon to provide contractual analysis and support when negotiating risk transfer terms and conditions, and has a long-standing reputation for procuring cost effective programs that are insulated against the risks and exposures specific to the construction industry. This unique combination of expertise, including his experience with financial and actuarial analysis, have proven to be excellent support tools and will serve American Global clients well, particularly those with Texas-based operations.
“We are excited to have RL join the American Global team. His experience as one of the leading risk managers in the construction industry will provide valuable insight to our clients. RL’s passion for the industry and his commitment to his clients make him a perfect fit for our team.”
– PAUL MESSENGER, PRESIDENT OF AMERICAN GLOBAL OF TEXAS
Throughout his career, RL has developed, designed, and managed Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) programs, as well as several Captives. His involvement with numerous mergers & acquisitions has ensured the success of several risk management program roll-ups, and his extensive claims experience has delivered cost-effective closures, bringing clients quick receipt of insurance proceeds.
RL’s passion and thought leadership has positively influenced the industry and continues to do so. He has served on the board of the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS), authored chapters for the Wolters Kluwer publishers, and has served as a guest teacher for collegiate-level risk management coursework. RL holds an MBA with an emphasis in Risk Management, and continues to present at different construction risk management industry events each year. After hours, RL spends his time participating in family-friend activities and assisting with a third-generation feed store operation. His wide range of hobbies include restoring vehicles, the occasional team-rope, and a dedicated attempt to maintain a single-digit golf handicap.
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