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Rachel Rakey Named to Insurance Business America’s 2016 “Elite Women in Insurance” List

Published Thursday, August 18, 2016 9:00 am

ST. LOUIS, August 18, 2016 — The Employee Benefits Consulting and Brokerage operation of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (Gallagher) is pleased to announce that Insurance Business America recently named Rachel Rakey, Missouri Area President, to its 2016 list of Elite Women in Insurance. Based upon a reader poll, the magazine recognized “144 women who are changing the face of the American insurance industry.”


“Rachel’s ability to lead by example, to recruit top talent, and to develop the professionals on her team has really highlighted her as a strong talent,” said Bill Ziebell, Executive Vice President of Gallagher’s employee benefits operation for the North Central Region. “She is always accountable to her clients, her team, and above all, to herself. This inner drive to improve really motivates those around her. Rachel empowers her team to provide world-class consulting to Gallagher clients while also serving as a respected thought leader. We are very proud of her.”


Rachel was honored for her achievements and responsibilities within Gallagher, including:

  • Overseeing multiple locations;

  • Mentoring consultants and account management team members;

  • Providing strategic insight on client accounts; and

  • Driving bottom-line revenue growth.


The award also recognizes Rachel’s 20 years of service in the Illinois Air Force National Guard, from which she recently retired, citing her deployment oversees for Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.


To read Insurance Business America’s award description for Rachel, please visit:


For media inquiries, please contact:

Allison Price

Branch Marketing Manager

Employee Benefits Consulting and Brokerage

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.



About the Employee Benefits Consulting and Brokerage operation of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.’s Employee Benefits Consulting and Brokerage operation offers a full range of employee benefit and HR consulting solutions. With client service capabilities in more than 90 countries, consultants deliver a range of services, including benefits strategy, plan design and management, financial planning, actuarial, data analysis and benchmarking, retirement brokerage and consulting, human resource services and more. Learn about us at