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McGriff promotes Zentler to Practice Leader for its Aviation practice

January 22, 2024

SEATTLE – McGriff has promoted Erik Zentler to practice leader for its Seattle-based Aviation practice.

Zentler brings nearly 20 years of experience in aviation insurance to the role, including eight years of experience with McGriff and 11 years with an independent aviation specialty broker based in Seattle.

“Erik’s growth mindset and desire to always deliver the best results for his clients have been driving forces in consistently leading us to accomplish our goals as a practice,” said Jeremy McCaslin, McGriff’s Chief Innovation Officer and former Aviation practice leader.

Aviation is a significant area of focus for McGriff. The firm’s aviation practice comprises 30 dedicated aviation insurance professionals specializing in aviation and aerospace-related risks.

“Erik has been a key part of our Aviation Practice’s development. He brings deep industry knowledge and market relationships to our aviation clients around the world,” said Patrick Maguire, National Director of Specialty for McGriff. “We are looking forward to working with Erik in this new role and thank Jeremy for his outstanding contributions in founding and growing our Aviation practice.”

Zentler holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington. He can be reached at or 206-595-0411.

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