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Shawn K. Young, CIC

Shawn K. Young, CIC  • Vice President

Shawn Young is a Vice President and Team Leader in Preferred Underwriting.

Shawn’s underwriting experience includes time with National Program Services as Vice President and Director of Underwriting from 1990 – 2002. While there he supervised programs for owners and managers of residential and commercial real estate on a nationwide basis.

He then broadened his skill set by moving to Post Financial Services, where he managed a book of retail business focused primarily on commercial auto and public transportation accounts.  During this time he also negotiated a major bonding line of up to $250 million for a national real estate developer.

In 2004 Shawn moved to NIP Specialty Brokerage LLC as a Senior Broker where for two years he worked on multiple commercial casualty lines, including auto liability, general liability, and workers compensation, with retail insurance agencies located primarily in the northeast, including the five boroughs of NYC and also in the southwest; specializing in writing insurance programs for general contractors and real estate managers.

With his brokerage skills well honed, Shawn moved to Mercator Risk Services in 2006 to be part of the collaborative culture.  While there, as part of the casualty division, he headed the transportation brokerage division, contributing to more than $80 million in gross written premiums that first year.  Continuing with his transportation specialty success, Shawn moved to Marquis Agency, where he again organized a transportation insurance practice within their retail operation.

Shawn then concentrated again on program underwriting by joining S.H. Smith & Company in 2009 as Vice President. Shawn was responsible for the Programs Department and also, helped in opening the firm’s first office in New Jersey.

Most recently, Shawn has served as an independent consultant with his own wholesale and retail insurance practices, specializing in complex industry segments including real estate/hospitality, transportation, construction, energy and high-net worth individuals.  Additionally, he acted as a sales consultant for an international business services firm, Vantage Agora, helping them gain market share in the northeast.

Throughout his professional career, Shawn has helped clients by evaluating their exposures and costs of risk, analyzing their insurance programs, and recommending strategies to implement cost effective solutions.

p.  646.218.3209 f. 646.218.6268  e. syoung@preferredconcepts.com



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