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US Agriculture Director

Trent Gillette

US Agriculture Director


Trent began his insurance career in 1989. Since then he has worked for some of the leading insurance carriers, including Allianz/Fireman’s Fund, General Accident, and Zurich. He also operated his own independent adjusting firm with 5 offices for over 6 years. He has been involved with almost every major hurricane beginning with Hugo in 1989. Mr. Gillette has been involved in working claims programs exceeding USD 200 million dollars, and is very familiar with excess lines, re-insurance treaties, and the excess carriers involving international claims with a master policy.

He has a solid background in estimating, building and negotiating large commercial and complex insurance claims with years of experience in handling delicate complex claim situations. He has seasoned skills in building trades from excavation to finish carpentry aid. He grew up in the midwest in a farming family and community. He has solid national travel experience covering claim coast to coast on last minute notification. His specialty is in complex agricultural, manufacturing, hotel structures, and building/process claims.

Over his career, Trent has engaged in many speaking engagements through out the insurance industry and held numerous training seminars internally & externally. He is also involved in and an active member of numerous claims organizations. He was chosen as the lead story and cover of Impact Magazine. He is licensed in numerous states across the country. He is also a Cook County Court Appointed Umpire. Trent is very experienced in legal aspects involving complex depositions.

  • Farming Operation Claims in Excess of (USD 80 Million)

  • Manufacturing Claim in Excess of (USD 300 Million)

  • Liberty Island/Ellis Island: (USD 59 Million)

  • Stage Collapse: (USD 50 Million)

  • Primary Layer Claims Management Client Accounts Program Department: (USD 200 Million)

  • School Districts & Municipalities in Excess of (USD 32 Million)

  • Numerous High Net Worth Private Clients Nationwide in Excess of (USD 10 Million)


Office Address / Contact Information

1200 Roosevelt Road
Suite 206
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
United States
Local Time: 05:59 am
Local Date: 27 February, 2021

Industry Certification

PCLA, AIC, AIS, RPA, California Earthquake Certified, Licensed Building Inspector, CERT Large Property Loss, HAAG Certified Inspector - Roofing, Commercial and Residential


Bob Jones University, Bachelor of Science in Marketing Management; Sauk Valley College, Associate of Applied Science in Electronic Industrial Engineering Technology

Additional Expertise

Agricultural Manufacturing, Hospitality, Umpire / Appraiser, Builder's Risk, Rail Certified, Complex Property, Medical / Hospitals

Adjuster Experience

32 years 1989

Language Skills