With over 30 years of experience in the insurance industry, Robert W. Allen, ARM, brings a depth of leadership, business development and account management expertise to his role as President of Franklin Street’s Insurance Services division.
In this position, he leads a national team that provides the full spectrum of commercial insurance service offerings including program design, market placement, portfolio administration, lender compliance, risk management and claims advocacy to property owners, developers and managers across the country. He is also focused on leveraging Franklin Street’s collaborative platform to provide full-service commercial real estate solutions for the firm’s clients. Further, as Franklin Street expands nationally, Mr. Allen is responsible for recruiting top talent and building out the firm’s business in high-growth markets.
Mr. Allen began his career as an insurance broker in South Florida in 1988, with one of the predecessor firms to Marsh. Later, he spent 25 years with Willis in a number of leadership roles throughout the Southeast, including serving as Managing Partner of Willis’s Tampa office where he helped lead that firm’s exponential growth. Following his success in Tampa, he was promoted to a regional role managing several offices in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. In 2015, he was named President & CEO of Willis Towers Watson’s Atlanta division, where he turned a shrinking organization into a leading growth office in just three short years.
In 2019, Mr. Allen joined USI, where he served as a Practice Leader in the company’s Property & Casualty Insurance Division. While in that role, he focused on growing complex accounts, coaching brokers and recruiting top talent. With his considerable record of success, he joined Franklin Street in early 2022.