Dr. Brad Gronke Wins 2019 RISE Award
Jul 31, 2019

The winners for this year's 2019 RISE Awards were revealed today and Gallagher Bassett is proud to announce that Dr. Bradley Gronke, EdD (Talent Acquisition & Development Manager) is among the chosen winners. 


The RISE Awards showcase the top rising stars in the insurance industry who show leadership in their organization, community, and a commitment to advancing the industry. To be eligble, nominees must be under 40 or have less than 10 years industry experience. 


Dr. Gronke is responsible for recruitment, training/ development, and engagement/ retention at Gallagher Bassett, where he serves as a Talent Acquisition and Development Manager. He proudly mentors leaders for succession planning at all levels of the company. Bradley’s team is cultivating a stream of highly talented professionals that will continue Gallagher Bassett’s journey to deliver superior outcomes. A results driven, motivating worker’s compensation claims leader with 18 years of experience and credentials, Bradley holds MS, MBA, and EdD degrees. He also holds professional designations of AIC, AIS, AIM, and SCLA and is pursuing his CPCU designation. He maintains a Lead Instructor status and CPR Instructor certification while having served as an EMT for more than 19 years. Bradley is a valuable part of the GB team whom epitomizes care and compassion for the whole person.

Why? Dr. Gronke says it best himself: “A calling answered every day, through every contact, every patient, every person experiencing a trauma in their life needs love, needs understanding, needs kindness. My father taught me to ensure the people that I lead are the most important people in the entire world because someday, if I’m successful, they will lead me. Being charged with a mission of finding the brightest stars in our industry that are the most compassionate individuals in our industry, and then molding them to be the catalysts for tomorrows innovative solutions to problems we have not even dreamed of yet is the greatest journey I have ever been on… and I am just getting started.”

Since joining the department in October, 2017, Dr. Gronke’s contributions include:

  • 261 Hires
  • 203 Experienced Pipeline Candidates
  • 118 Trainee Pipeline Candidates
  • 22 WC Trainee’s Facilitated through Foundations Program
  • 110+ Students as Adjunct Business Faculty with 4.5+ Student Rating and 9.5/10 Faculty Rating


To see a complete list of 2019 RISE Award Recipients, click here.


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