Describing himself simply as an “insurance generalist,” Jim Johnson humbly downplays his wide range of experience in both commercial insurance and surety, serving high-risk enterprises that otherwise would struggle to cover their unique risks. With difficult-to-insure clients ranging from armored car services, to drilling and blasting contractors, to multi-national corporations, Jim helps companies identify and better assess risk. “In each case, I can analyze whether surety or insurance would work better for the client.”
Jim began his career as an underwriter, working for insurance companies including USF&G (later Travelers Insurance) before moving to the brokerage side of the industry. Immediately prior to joining WGB, he served as senior vice president and principal at EPIC Insurance brokerage for a decade. Before joining EPIC, he served as vice president at UnionBanc/Armstrong Robitaille Insurance brokerage.
Jim is a graduate of California State University, Fullerton, where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in business. He makes fitness a priority in his life, spending at least four days per week cycling or hitting the gym with his wife. They have two grown daughters and two grandchildren.