Thom Rickert

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Thom Rickert, CPCU, ARM, ARM-P, ARM-E, ARC, ARe


Emerging Risk Specialist, Argo Group

Summary of Qualifications

Thom has enjoyed a 37-year career in the insurance industry and is currently with Argo Group U.S. as an emerging risk specialist. Rickert has extensive underwriting and marketing experience in all property and casualty lines of business, spanning multiple segments and industries. He has been responsible for implementing corporate compliance and efficiency projects and has served as a business leader for technology solutions in policy administration, underwriting, channel management, and business development analytics.


As an emerging risk specialist, Rickert extends his view to trends influencing the future of risk and insurance. He is also responsible for building and cultivating a high-performance marketing discipline that creates value and relevance in the public sector marketplace. In this role, Rickert is actively involved with shaping Trident Public Risk Solutions', an Argo Group company, business strategies, growth action plan, product development and enhancement, as well as distribution channel management. 

Business Experience

Over a 35 year insurance career, Thom has held various staff and management positions in underwriting, marketing, sales, systems administration and training & education for U.S. and internationally domiciled commercial insurance carriers and brokers. He has also served as president and chief operating officer of an independent commercial lines insurance agency.

ERM Experience

Thom holds The Institutes' Associate in Risk Management - Enterprise-wide Risk Management (ARM-E) designation. He currently acts as the enterprise risk management focal point for his business unit. Thom supports the business in ensuring that risk management is integrated into the function of the unit and that the threat and opportunity risk and control profile is accurately captured and positively managed on an ongoing basis.

Professional Affiliations

Public Risk Management Association (PRIMA), Risk Management Society (RIMS), Governmental Finance Officers Association (GFOA), Association of Governmental Risk Pools (AGRiP)


Trinity University (San Antonio, TX) - BA - Philosophy and History
Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU)
Associate in Risk Management (ARM), Associate in Risk Management – Public Entities (ARM-P), Associate in Risk Management – Enterprise-Wide Risk Management (ARM-E)
Associate in Insurance Regulation and Compliance
Associate in Reinsurance
SIX SIGMA – Green Belt Certified


Member for
4 years 10 months