GALLAGHER JOINS NASHVILLE YARDS AS FOUNDING PARTNER, EXPANDING COMPANY PRESENCE IN DOWNTOWN NASHVILLE
Agreement Names Global Firm the Exclusive Insurance Brokerage, Benefits Consultant and Risk Management Partner for the 18-Acre Development and Brings Nashville New Community Engagement Initiatives and Events
NASHVILLE, Tenn. & LOS ANGELES – September 21, 2021 – Gallagher, a global insurance brokerage, risk management, and benefits consulting services firm, has entered into a strategic agreement with Southwest Value Partners (SWVP) and AEG, joint venture partners and co-developers of Nashville Yards’ entertainment district and music venue, to become the next Founding Partner of the 18-acre Nashville Yards.
As a Founding Partner, a premium and category exclusive designation limited to a select group of corporate entities, Gallagher will gain a visible presence in the heart of downtown Nashville and will serve as Nashville Yards’ exclusive insurance brokerage, benefits consulting and risk management partner. Additionally, Gallagher will join Nashville Yards in organizing a series of philanthropic and service initiatives designed to support regional nonprofits and enhance the downtown community.
“Middle Tennessee is home to hundreds of Gallagher employees and clients, and that number is growing quickly. This partnership with Southwest Value Partners and AEG allows Gallagher to build a larger presence in Nashville while also reinforcing our longstanding commitment to community engagement and enrichment,” said Jessica Govic, Gallagher Area President. “Nashville Yards is a groundbreaking development that will bring new vibrancy to the city’s urban core, and we’re excited to become a Founding Partner and expand our relationships and impact throughout the downtown community."
Building upon Gallagher’s support of Special Olympics International and AEG’s support of Special Olympics Southern California, the two organizations will team up to sponsor and/or host Special Olympics programs at Nashville Yards and in Los Angeles. Gallagher and Nashville Yards have also agreed to jointly organize and participate in an annual city-wide cleanup event that will extend through downtown Nashville.
“We have positioned Nashville Yards to be a positive, active participant in healthy initiatives to the benefit of Nashville – not only with great residential, entertainment, and office spaces, but also through meaningful community engagement,” said Cary Mack, managing partner of SWVP, the owner and developer of Nashville Yards. “Gallagher joins our commitment to wellness and community improvement, and through its similar focus builds upon our relationship with organizations like the Susan G. Komen Foundation and others that assist the Nashville community in so many important ways.”
Headquartered in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, Gallagher has operations in 57 countries and client service capabilities in more than 150 countries around the world. The company’s largest presence in Middle Tennessee is located in Williamson County, where 235 employees live and work, with additional offices located in Davidson and Sumner counties.
“We are proud to have formed this partnership with Gallagher, a global leader whose long-standing tradition of community engagement and desire to make a difference directly reflects our own commitment to the communities we serve all over the world,” said Scott Emery, Senior Director, AEG Global Partnerships. “Music and live entertainment have the power to bring people together and we know our partnership with Gallagher will enhance our ability to make a positive impact, not only on the community that surrounds Nashville Yards but also on the thousands of fans who live, work and play in Music City.”