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Global Business Strategist | Relationship Management Expert | Seasoned Insurance Executive | Dedicated Industry Board Member

Myshell Gresham

As an award-winning Insurance Industry Expert, Gresham has consistently demonstrated her capacity to drive partnerships, growth, and portfolio management throughout her 20+ year career. Her visionary approach focuses on recognizing potential, pushing boundaries, and empowering others to seize growth opportunities once thought unattainable. 

Currently serving as the Senior Vice President of Partnership Engagement for The Ascot Group, a global specialty insurance and reinsurance company, Gresham has established herself as a pivotal force in driving growth and development. Her execution of strategic plans to enhance revenue growth, combined with her technical and data-savvy approach to business development, has bolstered the company’s presence. Gresham’s expertise in relationship management and risk management further solidifies her stature as an influential leader. 

Her fervor for partnerships isn’t just about business; it’s deeply rooted in her core beliefs. Gresham’s goals to reshape narratives, catalyze autonomy, and foster connections align seamlessly with her mission: leading others to explore the abundance of possibilities through curiosity, strategic connections, and an unwavering mindset of abundance.

Gresham’s commitment to community and diversity is vividly illustrated in her array of board roles. She holds the position of Vice Chair of the Arizona Chapter of the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation, reflecting her dedication to the insurance community. Additionally, Gresham is an active board member of Junior Achievement of Arizona and an Advisory Board Member of Playworks, roles that highlight her engagement in fostering positive and inclusive environments in education and community development.

Her involvement extended to serving as the Chair and Business Advisor of American International Group’s (AIG) Black Professionals ERG, further underscoring her commitment to diversity and empowerment in the corporate sector. Gresham’s past affiliations, including her work with the Valley of the Sun United Way and President of the National African American Insurance Association (NAAIA) New York Chapter, also demonstrate her long-standing dedication to supporting various community initiatives and advocating for the advancement in the insurance industry.

Throughout her distinguished career, Gresham has earned significant recognition, including being named in the Insurance Business America Top Hot 100 and receiving the AIG Best Business Advisor award. Beyond accolades, she’s an active thought leader in the industry, notably moderating discussions like the NAAIA National Agent Round Table on “Phenomenal Woman: The Black Female Female Agency Owner.” Her contributions to publications like African American Career World, particularly in the “Long-Term Security” article, offer insightful perspectives on the insurance industry’s evolution and the opportunities within it.

In her previous role as Director and Account Executive at Willis Towers Watson, Gresham managed a multinational portfolio, delivering an impressive growth rate and demonstrating her capability in developing comprehensive risk management strategies. Her tenure was marked by her skill in negotiating deal structures and fostering client relationships, alongside her commitment to mentoring her team, enhancing their client management skills.

Prior to Willis Towers Watson, Gresham’s impactful 18-year tenure at AIG culminated in her position as Client Director, where she effectively managed a portfolio generating substantial revenue and contributed to the company’s growth. Her roles at AIG, including Vice President and Assistant Vice President, were characterized by her adept management of large exposures and the development of effective credit risk management strategies. 

Gresham’s leadership acumen is further enhanced by her completion of the Level 1 Brain-Based Coaching Certificate from the NeuroLeadership Institute. This advanced training, rooted in neuroscience, has equipped her with a profound understanding of how the brain functions in contexts of motivation, learning, and change. By integrating these insights into her leadership style, Gresham has honed her ability as an Executive Coach to unlock potential in others, fostering adaptability and continuous improvement.

Hailing from Georgia, Gresham balances the intricacies of leadership with motherhood, a testament to her resilience and adaptability. An alumnus of Hampton University with a BS in Finance, her educational pursuits didn’t stop at the university gates. She has continued to elevate her expertise, engaging in the AIG’s Accelerated Underwriting Training Program, pursuing her Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) candidacy, and Credit Risk Certification.

In a world where change is the only constant, Gresham remains steadfast, not only adapting but thriving and leading. Her strategic vision and commitment positions her as a transformative leader in the insurance industry. Under her guidance, she not only elevates the discourse but also inspires a brighter, more innovative future.

Cultivating abundance, gratitude, and joy through conversations and connections.

Leading Expertise:

  • Cultivating Abundance and Joy

  • From Aspirations to Reality

  • Community and Empowerment

  • Fostering Informed Decision-Making

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