Shon DeVries

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Shon DeVries


Public Entity and Project Risk Practice Leader, Propel Insurance

Summary of Qualifications

In over twenty five years in the insurance and risk management field, Shon has been an underwriter, insurance broker, corporate risk manager and risk management consultant. As an insurance broker, Shon has consulted on insurance programs for over $40 billion of project values on over 60 large projects over the past 15 years. His experience with project risk planning and assessment for complex public infrastructure projects includes the design of both traditional and alternative risk management programs, wrap-ups, contract formation, risk allocation, risk mitigation systems analysis and construction claim resolution. 


Shon's current responsibilities include growing and managing a book of diverse client relationships in a number of industries related to construction and development. His clients range from public agencies to private developers to construction contractors. In addition to client management responsibilities, Shon serves a variety of leadership roles within Propel to facilitate the growth of construction brokerage business, risk management consulting services and the education of staff.

Business Experience

Shon began his insurance career as an underwriter trainee with Chubb in New York. He moved into the brokerage field in Portland, OR with a regional agency before starting in the global brokerage field with Sedgwick producing marine and construction business. He remained through the acquisition by Marsh and evolved into the West Zone Wrap-Up Practice leader. After leading the development of a regional wrap-up service center, Shon left Marsh to work as a corporate risk manager for a large general contractor, Deacon Corporation, to assist in the development of their strategic risk management efforts. Shon returned to the large brokerage filed to Aon with a regional wrap-up position, then back to Marsh as a practice leader. After serving as the global strategic growth leader for Marsh's Construction Consulting Practice, Shon moved back within the regional agency realm to his current position at Propel.

ERM Experience

Assisted in the development of an ERM plan at Deacon Corporation.

Professional Affiliations

CPCU, CRIS designations
AGC Member
RIMS Member
PRIMA Member


B.A. in History from Cornell University, 1990



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