Local Gallagher Branch Hires New Business Development Associate

DURHAM, N.C., December 2018 – Hill, Chesson & Woody, a Gallagher Company has announced the hire of a new Business Development Associate.

As Business Development Associate, Robert Petersen supports the efforts of the sales and marketing team with outreach to potential clients via email and phone calls. Petersen primarily works with clients and prospects in the Triad, NC region.

Petersen graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in History with a minor in Criminal Justice.  Prior to joining the company, he worked a variety of retail jobs throughout high school and college. Through these experiences Petersen gained valuable sales and customer service insights. Additionally, Petersen joined the Army National Guard as a Combat Engineer in February 2014 and gained important leadership skills as a non-commissioned officer. Upon finishing his university degree in May 2017, he worked as a manager at Mattress Firm.

“I have always had a passion for jobs that require talking to others, getting along with people, and sales in a general sense,” said Petersen.

“Robert will be in charge of our Triad territory and interact with clients and prospects alike. His past experience will help him excel in this role and we are happy to welcome him to our team,” said Todd Yates, area president at Hill, Chesson & Woody, a Gallagher Company.

Gallagher (NYSE: AJG) is a global insurance brokerage, risk management and consulting services firm headquartered in Rolling Meadows, Illinois. The company has operations in 34 countries and offers client-service capabilities in more than 150 countries around the world through a network of correspondent brokers and consultants.