Glenn PetersonRisk Manager for Contran Group of Companies and Senior Vice President of Risk Management for EWI
Donna was responsible for the development of transition strategy for corporate initiative to create a fully functioning in-house retail brokerage capability and global syndication of Contran’s property, casualty and environmental risk finance programs. This included direct placement of coverage within US, Europe and Bermuda markets as well as some locally placed coverages in Norway, Belgium, Germany and United Kingdom. She worked collaboratively with Contran’s Risk Management group, and other in-house professionals to execute objectives including creation of manuscript excess liability and environmental coverage, restructuring of foreign casualty program, and streamlining of global property placement. In addition, she developed analytic scope of services and managed projects for material reduction in collateral as well as CAT modeling of assets around the world.
Andy SteinbachDirector Risk Finance at Yum! Brands
Donna provided world class risk and insurance broking / consulting services to our global business for over 12 years. During this time period she always delivered high value services and has been viewed as a key strategic advisor. She excels in complex project management and managing global teams. Donna is a true risk / insurance expert and a great business partner. Donna consistently displays strong leadership and can both set strategy and flawlessly execute complex projects / renewals.
Yolanda BrownCorporate Counsel at Sammons Corporation
Donna managed a big transition from a previous provider with whom we had a very long term relationship. She managed that transition effectively and earned our respect and trust in the short term which ensured a successful transition. Donna was always a tremendous resource in terms of insurance knowledge and expertise and always aimed to educate me personally as well as others in our organization on all aspects of the brokering, risk finance and risk management process. She was clearly the expert but also made sure that we fully understood the process and that we were actively involved and informed in any decision making. Donna also served as an effective advocate on our behalf whenever the need arose.
Greg McCoyChief Executive Officer at Abacare Group Limited
Donna has headed the US service team for one of our largest and most complex multinational clients in China. She has been outstanding in working with the Hong Kong and China service teams to develop short, mid and long term strategies for the account, and then co-ordinating delivery of the Lockton specialist expertise required, ranging from data analytics to captive management to insurance company market & program structure strategies.
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Donna has over 27 years’ experience in the risk management and risk finance industry as a leader of strategy development, marketing, and program management with large global teams. She is an achievement focused business partner with expertise in worldwide property and casualty risk evaluation, plan development, and project execution. Strengths include a unique ability to listen for core issues, effective communication, and collaborative leadership style to provide actionable planning in support of company’s growth initiatives, crisis and/or transition management, and complex business environments. Recognized in the industry for global marketing skills, transition risk successes, product innovation, analytical risk modeling expertise, and leadership/talent development initiatives.
Senior Vice President at some of the world’s global insurance brokerage firms as a Team and Relationship leader for Fortune 50 and 500 clients including Contran Corporation, Yum Brands, Pepsico/Pepsi Bottling, Group, FedEx, Dean Foods Company, Sammons Enterprises, at&t, and Dr. Pepper/Snapple.
With over 27 years of experience developing C-Suite relationships with many of the global insurance carriers as well as senior level relationships with clients and risk service providers.
CPCU 540 Finance & Accounting March 2015
Certified Risk Manager (CRM)
Associate in Risk Management (ARM)
Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC)
University of Florida – Finance
Member of the National Alliance Faculty
State of Texas Risk Manager License # 2051284
Donna Pankotai is also a senior risk advisor with Hanover Stone Partners. The first network of recognized and accomplished risk management advisors and specialized risk management services firms. The firm assembles multi-disciplinary, cross-industry teams that work collaboratively to help clients identify, analyze, manage and finance enterprise risks. This comprehensive approach offers clients the advantage of superior risk management advice and risk management services, delivered more economically. Hanover Stone Partners evaluates existing risk programs, guides enterprise risk management initiatives, implements newstrategies, and provides unbundled services that help clients reduce the total cost and volatility of risk, protect earnings, and preserve liquidity for their enterprises. For more information, please visit our website:
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