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US Agriculture Director

Trent Gillette

US Agriculture Director


Trent leads our US Agriculture practice. He is a well-known figure in the Agricultural Insurance market having worked as a successful operational and strategic adjuster/ director for Allianz/Firemans Fund, General Accident and Zurich and also operated his own independent adjusting firm with five offices for over 6 years. Trent joined McLarens in 2016 and was promoted to US Head of Agriculture in 2021.

Trent grew up in the Midwest in a farming family and community and still owns and operates a family farm. Trent has a background in industrial electronics, estimating, building and negotiating large commercial and complex insurance claims. He has seasoned skills in the building trades from excavation to finish carpentry aid that in his explaining complicated procedures for all to understand. His in-depth understanding of building structures and mechanical operations aid in the mitigation of agriculture losses.

Trent Gillette spoke at the 2016 CLM Midwest Conference. He has been engaged in many speaking engagements throughout the insurance industry and held numerous training seminars internally and externally. He is involved and an active member of numerous claims organization. He was also previously chosen as the cover story of Impact magazine and was selected as a Top 5 Finalist in US Business Insurance for Innovation 2023. In 2022 Trent was honored to present a seminar on U.S. Agriculture & Food Production Claims Management at the prestigious Lloyd’s of London library, which was attended by industry professionals from across the UK and Europe


  • Protein Poultry Processing: Fire (USD $2.1 Billion)
  • Agricultural Food Processing Plant: Fire (USD 329 Million)
  • Poultry Hatchery: Tornado (USD 39 Million)
  • Caged/Caged Free Egg Production Farm: Tornado (USD 60 Million)
  • Beef Processing Plant: Microburst (USD 5 Million)
  • Feed/Mill Processing Plant: Explosion (USD 85 Million)
  • Dairy/Cheese Plant: Fire (USD 22 Million)
  • Hog Gestation/Farrowing Operations: Storm (USD 10 Million)
  • Mink Farm: Fire (USD 2 Million)
  • Hemp Production Facility: Fire (USD 2 Million)
  • Steel Manufacturing: Fire (USD 10 Million)
  • Island: Storm (USD 59 Million)
  • Entertainment Stage: Collapse (USD 50 Million)
  • Re-Insurance Treaty Negotiations ($200 Million)

Office Address / Contact Information

1200 Roosevelt Road
Suite 206
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
United States
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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, Umpire / Appraiser, Rail Certified, Complex Property, Medical / Hospitals, Heavy Equipment Appraisals

Adjuster Experience

35 years 1989

Language Skills