Timothy W. Turner

Timothy W. Turner

Chairman & CEO of RT Specialty,
President of Ryan Specialty

Tim Turner is President of Ryan Specialty, Chairman & CEO of Ryan Turner Specialty, Ryan Specialty’s wholesale brokerage division, and a member of Ryan Specialty’s Board of Directors.

Tim has had an extraordinary 35+ year career providing leadership, expertise and service within the insurance industry. Tim joined Ryan Specialty in 2010 to create and develop Ryan Turner Specialty. Under Tim’s exceptional strategic leadership, RT Specialty is now one of the top wholesale distributors of specialty insurance in the country and known for its expertise and outstanding client service.

Prior to joining Ryan Specialty in 2010, Tim was the President of CRC Insurance Services, Inc., one of the largest wholesale insurance brokers in the US at the time. Tim joined the Crump Group in 1990 as a casualty broker, quickly distinguished himself as a leader and was named President of the Chicago Office. Tim began his insurance career as a casualty broker with A.J. Renner & Associates in 1987.

Tim has received a number of awards, including being inducted into Insurance Business America’s Hall of Fame in 2022 and being named the 2021 Spirit of Life Honoree by the National Insurance Industry Council and City of Hope. In 2020, the Insurance Insider named Tim the Distribution Leader of the Year, honoring him as the year’s most influential and outstanding individual in insurance distribution. In 2019, Tim received the prestigious Insurance Industry “Good Scout” Award from the Boy Scouts of America, Greater New York Councils.

Before joining the insurance industry, Tim graduated from the Detroit Police Academy, served on the Wayne County SWAT Team, and was an undercover narcotics officer with the Narcotics Cocaine Task Force with the Michigan State Police.

In 2019, Tim co-founded the Robert J. Turner Foundation, whose mission is to honor courageous police service men and women and to make a lasting impact on the families of fallen officers. A graduate of Madonna University, Tim holds a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice and is a member of the university’s board of trustees.

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