Management Sales Financial Division

  • Alex Burton Area President-Alabama for Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

    Originally from Milton, GA, Alex attended Mississippi State University and graduated in 2009 with a degree in Risk Management, Insurance and Financial Planning. He was a 2008 Gallagher Summer Internship participant at the Gallagher Corporate Headquarters located in Itasca, IL-just outside of Chicago. Upon graduation from Mississippi State, Alex started his career as a broker with Gallagher in Itasca in the Public Sector and Higher Education Practices.

    Alex moved to the Gallagher-Atlanta office as an Area Assistant Vice President in April 2014 where he helped build Public Sector and Higher Education risk management programs in Georgia and the Southeast. In 2016, Alex was named Gallagher's Higher Education Practice Southeast Regional Director as he worked with multiple institutions of higher learning of all sizes across the Southeastern United States. In February of 2017, Alex was named a Power Broker for the Education Sector as well as given the Rising Star designation by Risk & Insurance Magazine.

    In June of 2020, Alex was recognized by Business Insurance Magazine as a Break Out Award winner due to his work and leadership in the insurance industry. As Area President - Alabama,  Alex's current responsibilities include the management and oversight of Gallagher's Property/Casualty brokerage operations and growth strategy in Gallagher's Birmingham, Alabama office location. Additionally, Alex also serves as Co-Managing Director of Gallagher's National Senior Living Practice, specializing in property & casualty insurance placements for clients, along with alternative risk and fist-dollar programs. 

    (205)-414-7049 | alex_burton@ajg.com
  • Martha Lee Acker, CRM, CIC, CHSP Area Senior Vice President

    Martha Acker - Area Senior Vice President for the Senior Living Risk Partners division of  Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services. Martha completed the Insurance Studies Program at Calhoun Community College in 1983. Martha attended the Paralegal Studies program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  In 1988 received the Certified Insurance Counselor designation.  In 1997 received Certified HealthCare Safety Professional designation through Faulkner Community College and the Board of Certified Healthcare Safety Management. Received Certified Risk Manager designation in 1999 through Certified Risk Managers International, an organization affiliated with The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research.

    Martha successfully completed the Health Care Risk Management Certificate Program through the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM), a program of the American Hospital Association and Temple University.

    Martha and her staff have provided insurance, risk management, and claims services for the Senior Living industry for decades. Martha is a licensed property and casualty insurance agent in approximately thirty-five states, a surplus lines insurance broker and manages a Captive Insurance Company for Long Term Care Facilities. Martha was named a 2017 Power Broker by Risk & Insurance Magazine.

    (205) 414-2640 | martha_acker@ajg.com
  • Lindsey Tomlinson Druhan, JD Director of Captive Insurance Programs

    Lindsey Tomlinson Druhan joined Gallagher in October, 2014. Prior to joining Gallagher, Lindsey practiced as an attorney with a primary focus on long term care defense litigation and regulatory compliance. Lindsey has had significant experience in arbitration enforcement and has served as defense counsel on many long term care wrongful death and medical malpractice cases. Lindsey was named a Rising Star for the State of Alabama by the 2013 and 2014 editions of Alabama Super Lawyers Magazine and is an AV rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings. Lindsey graduated from Auburn University with a B.S. Degree, summa cum laude in 2003. She went on to graduate from the Cumberland School of Law in 2006.

  • Gerry H. Gilbert, MBA Area Vice President -Senior Living Practice Regional Director

    Gerry's primary focus is in designing and managing insurance and risk management programs for the Senior Care Industry, as well as additional segments of the Health Care Industry. Gerry graduated with a Bachelor's degree from Samford University and also received an MBA degree from Rockhurst University in Kansas City with a double concentration in Healthcare Management and Finance.

    Gerry has spent his career partnering with healthcare organizations to tailor comprehensive and cost effective insurance programs for the specific exposures of each client's operations. Gerry also has extensive experience developing and benchmarking risk control programs to reduce organizations professional liability, workers compensation and regulatory exposures.

    (205) 414-6184 | gerry_gilbert@ajg.com
  • Sam Moody, CLCS Healthcare Producer

    Sam is a client executive for Gallagher with a specific focus on the senior living industry. Sam serves as an integral member of the Gallagher Senior Living team, implementing creative insurance and risk management solutions for his clients. Sam's specific focus is on the structuring, marketing, and implementation of optimal insurance solutions for clients within the Senior Living space, but he also prides himself on his dedication to communicating emerging risks, changing exposures, and innovative ideas within the senior living industry in order to continuously educate and inform his clients.

    Sam sees himself not as an insurance professional but as an extension of his clients' risk management department, and he understands that by providing proactive risk management solutions, insurance programs are positively impacted as a result. Sam began his insurance brokerage career with Gallagher as an intern in 2017, gaining valuable insight into the operations of the Senior Living and Healthcare specialties. Sam graduated with a bachelor's of science in risk management and insurance from Troy University. He also completed his Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist (CLCS) designation in 2018

     

    205-414-2594 | sam_moody@ajg.com
  • Jason Haynie Financial Director of Captive Programs

    Jason is a graduate of Auburn University with a BS degree in Finance. Prior to joining Gallager Risk Management Services, Jason worked in the insurance industry for over 12 years.

    205-414-6192 | jason_haynie@ajg.com