As a Senior Associate for Franklin Street’s Private Client Services group, Vanessa E. Schmidt is responsible for the growth and development of this unique and specialized division within Franklin Street Insurance Services. She began her career in the insurance and risk management brokerage industry in 1996 and brings expertise in all personal insurance product types, including high-value homes, automobiles, fine arts, inland marine, and personal umbrella policies.
Mrs. Schmidt manages high-net-worth accounts and designs risk management programs for specialty clients. She performs comprehensive reviews of plans, identifies any potential gaps in coverage, and confirms every program is custom-tailored to meet the specific needs of each client.
Prior to Franklin Street, Mrs. Schmidt served as a Director of Private Client Practice for Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. She also worked as an insurance officer and commercial business agent at BB&T Insurance Services.
Mrs. Schmidt received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Eckerd College with honors. She is also an active member of the Private Risk Management Association (PRMA).