Gallagher Bassett Welcomes New Head of Workers’ Compensation Product Development and Innovation

Gallagher Bassett is pleased to announce that Jeffrey Austin White has joined the organization as Senior Vice President and Product Manager - Workers’ Compensation.

Mr. White comes to GB from the AF Group, where he was Director of Innovation. Jeff began his career as an aerospace engineer and has since worked with diverse organizations including: The Food and Drug Administration, National Science Foundation and the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology.  Jeff has published medical journal articles on opioids and evidence-based medicine in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University, seen his work on provider performance and injured worker outcomes awarded as a patent by the US Patent and Trademark Office, and received three national technology innovation awards. His work and research has been featured on the front page of New York Times and in over 100 stories in print, TV, radio, and the web. His publications include four original manuscripts, three book chapters, and 23 contributing author papers in peer-reviewed medical journals.

Russ Pass, GB’s CIO and EVP of Product Development says, "Jeff is that rare individual capable of highly innovative thinking as well as implementing practical solutions to today’s challenges. He brings to Gallagher Bassett a wealth of experience and a history of innovation and accomplishment in the field of workers’ compensation claims management. We could not be more pleased to have him joining GB to lead our workers’ compensation product development efforts."

Scott Hudson, President and CEO of Gallagher Bassett adds, "Jeff is a great addition to the growing group of world class claims management professionals here at Gallagher Bassett. We sought the absolute best person to lead our workers' compensation product development team and we got that in Jeff White. That’s not just my opinion. Ask anyone who knows this industry and they will tell you the same thing. Jeff is going to take our product to the next level." 

Jeff’s mission at GB will be to drive rapid and continuous advancement of GB’s workers’ compensation product offering to ensure delivery of superior outcomes for both clients and injured workers.

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