Headshot of Gallagher Bassett CEO Mike Hessling. “Surround yourself with people you admire, respect and trust, and you will find incredible career success. I have been incredibly fortunate to work with leaders who inspire me, challenge me and allow me to be myself, and it has made all the difference.” (Photo: Gallagher Bassett)

As the chief executive officer of North America for Gallagher Bassett, Michael Hessling oversees the company’s client relationship programs and the development of their carrier-related business initiatives. He joined the company in 2012, and has more than two decades of experience in the areas of finance, business and negotiating insurance disputes.

Understanding the importance of having a strong work-life balance, Hessling makes spending time with his wife and six children a priority. They enjoy sports, games, vacations and even watching Seinfeld reruns.

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Patricia L. Harman

Patricia L. Harman is the editor-in-chief of Claims magazine, a contributing editor to PropertyCasualty360.com, and chairs the annual America's Claims Event (ACE), which focuses on providing claims professionals with cutting-edge education and networking opportunities. She covers auto, property & casualty, workers' compensation, fraud, risk and cybersecurity, and is a frequent speaker at insurance industry events. Contact her at [email protected]

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