“I will continue to empower and encourage my staff to perform at their best as I have done for the last decade. I will continue to advocate for my clients, embracing new technology and being open to business and industry changes”
Dixon Insurance Services
Tyler Johnson, 31, got started in healthcare and finance before landing an internship at Alliant Insurance Services.
“At the outset of my career, I was aware of the need to set myself apart through a strong work ethic,” he says. “I had the mindset of consistently outworking my peers, eagerly volunteering for additional responsibilities, and actively seeking out opportunities that would fuel my growth. I recognized the importance of being consistent and reliable to my team. Delivering on tasks and deadlines became a core principle that demonstrated to my team that I could be trusted and depended on to complete deliverables.
“Furthermore, I focused on my problem-solving skills, recognizing that no one possesses all the answers. My ability to effectively leverage resources and collaborate with others to find solutions became instrumental in my early success. Finally, an attribute that I found critical to succeeding is communication. Being able to communicate clearly and promptly enabled me to build trust, which ultimately fostered a strong relationship with my colleagues.”
Johnson has since risen to be an assistant vice president and staff manager at Alliant Insurance Services. He oversees responsibilities for Alliant’s entire healthcare practice, managing a portfolio of more than 250 healthcare clients, leading a team of 100 personnel and overseeing a premium volume of $300 million.
His expertise extends to the intricate realm of healthcare property and casualty. Collaborating with major integrated healthcare delivery systems, including hospital systems, home health and hospice companies, and physician groups, he consistently develops and implements diverse risk solutions through both the commercial insurance marketplace and alternative risk program structures.
“With my knowledge and experience of servicing a book of business in the healthcare industry, I believe I possess a unique ability to provide comprehensive support to my direct reports and colleagues whenever required,” he says. “Apart from assigned clients, I consistently collaborate with team members, working alongside them to ensure that clients’ needs are not only met but also surpassed. This hands-on approach fosters a culture of exceptional service delivery, reinforcing Alliant’s reputation for providing best-in-class services.”
It hasn’t all been without obstacles. “My biggest challenge has been fostering an environment of collaboration and ensuring everyone feels connected in this world of remote work,” he says. “To achieve this, I encourage a hybrid model of remote/in-office schedules and provide opportunities for the entire team to connect with each other via monthly staff meetings, lunch and learns, and team happy hours/employee events.”
For Johnson, winning a Rising Star award is validating and a motivator for future growth.
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Alliant Insurance Services
“To be able to give back to the community is rewarding and fulfilling. I am honoured to be in a position where I can raise funds for those less fortunate and in need”
Dixon Insurance Services
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Started as an intern at Alliant Insurance Services and obtained various promotions, ultimately leading to Staff Manager, AVP
Started role as growth Advisor at RD Advisory Group
Promoted to AgencyCFO™ Advisor at AgencyCFO™
by RD Advisory Group
Assistant Vice President and Senior Broker at MJ Hall & Company since 2018
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How does he distinguish himself among fellow brokers?
“I believe all brokers are working very hard in a difficult market,” he says. “However, I have demonstrated continued growth, advocacy and performance on my client’s behalf, which is now recognised [for 10 consecutive years] in the Elite Broker awards.”
In 1990, Dixon got started with FAI, working in claims and as a team leader. From the late 1990s up until 2003, he worked at FAI and Suncorp in underwriting and as an area manager at VACC, CGU (South East Queensland). From 2003 to 2012, he got into broking and eventually started Dixon Insurance in 2013. Since then, he’s accumulated numerous acccolades, including Elite Broker, Diversity and Equity, and Fast Broker awards.
During the pandemic, Dixon challenged insurers over the Quarantine Act application to insurance wordings. His argument was that the Quarantine Act does not apply as an exclusion, as the Biosecurity Act was invoked by the Morrison Government, and this was not a subsequent amendment to the Quarantine Act. The test case in the Appeals court was won for Dixon’s client with a unanimous five-judge verdict.
He remains focused on transport, manufacturing, motor trade, engineering and large farm clients.
What are his plans for the future?
On a business level, “more of the same. I will continue to empower and encourage my staff to perform at their best as I have done for the last decade. I will continue to advocate for my clients, embracing new technology and being open to business and industry changes.”
On a personal level, Dixon invests significant time, effort and funds, along with his GT3, to support many charities through his passion for motorsport. From participating in and sponsoring the Thunderbolt Run (which provides tens of thousands of dollars in support for Beyond Blue and Prostate Cancer), to organising and running the Track Knights for Amira charity night where 28 Exotic Supercars raised funds through passenger laps in wet conditions, Dixon states “this is our time to give back to the community and those in need. My friendships and association with those seeking to do the same, allows us to contribute to those less fortunate and raise funds and awareness”.
He adds: “To be able to give back to the community is rewarding and fulfilling. I am honoured to be in a position where I can raise funds for those less fortunate and in need.”