AHT Names Two New Shareholders in Washington Metro and Seattle OfficesCam Gravrock and Tara Trout
Leesburg, VA – October 22, 2019: AHT Insurance is pleased to name Cam Gravrock, Senior Vice President, and Tara Trout, Senior Vice President, as new Shareholders.
AHT pursues a strategy to provide our clients with unique and unsurpassed value by working as a team to protect what matters most and provide heroic service in the execution of our mission. As AHT strives to enhance its position to attract and retain top talent that complements and supports the organization’s goals, nurturing future leaders within the firm is fundamental to maintaining a consistent, exceptional experience for every client. As Shareholders, Gravrock and Trout will expand their focus as leaders in their current roles – providing critical support to attract and retain key business relationships and recruit talent.
“AHT is fortunate to add the kind of talent Cam and Tara represent to our ownership base. It is an impressive professional achievement for them, as well as a reflection of the power of our model for insurance professionals who drive strategic value for clients,” says David Schaefer, President and CEO of AHT Insurance.
Cam Gravrock joined AHT in 2010 to help develop and lead the Private Client Division in AHT’s Seattle office and has excelled as a producer and organizational leader. Prior to his tenure at AHT, Cam began his insurance career with a large, global agency. During that time, he acquired the belief that the smaller, private client brokerages could offer just as much, or more, as the large shops but with a more personal touch. This belief is what drew Cam to AHT, recognizing that taking a client-first approach will always remain the foundation of AHT’s core values.
“I’m looking forward to joining the ownership group of AHT Insurance, as one of just two Shareholders representing the Private Client Services division. Tara and I are fortunate to have such trustworthy and knowledgeable teams to help accelerate the growth of the private client and personal insurance practices across our regions, as well as the United States.”, says Cam Gravrock.
Tara Trout joined AHT in 2002 and has distinguished herself as a leading producer in AHT Leesburg’s Private Client Division and in the specialty Farm and Equine Practice niche. Widely recognized for her expertise in farm and equine, Tara chairs the farm and ranch insurance coverage committee for RiskProNet International, a global network of over 250 agencies. Tara remains fluent in industry changes and advancements through her professional designations; CIC, Certified Insurance Counselor; AFIS, Agribusiness Farm Insurance Specialist, and is sponsored by Chubb to graduate this year from the Wharton School of Business with her CAPI, Certified Advisor of Personal Insurance, designation. Tara serves as a board member on The Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier, The Mosby Heritage Area Association and The Upperville Colt and Horse Show. Her commitment to these causes exemplifies two of her favorite quotes: “A giving hand is always full.” and “Be a part of something bigger than yourself.”
“As AHT approaches its 100th anniversary serving the community, it is an honor to be included in the ownership succession planning for the next 25 years. The agency has grown to be one of the top independent agencies in the nation, and I am thrilled to be part of such a fine group of people dedicated to providing expertise and guidance to our personal and commercial clients,” says Tara Trout.
In their roles as Shareholders, Gravrock and Trout will serve as leaders for AHT’s Private Client Practice and help foster the expansion of the division as AHT continues to grow at a national level.
Jennifer Junda, Director of Marketing and Communications
AHT Insurance is a full-service insurance brokerage and consulting firm offering property and casualty, employee benefits, retirement, personal and international services for a wide range of industries – boasting national recognition for our practices in areas including technology, manufacturing, government contracting and nonprofits.