The Gowrie Leadership Team

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Carter Gowrie

Carter Gowrie, Chairman & CEO
Carter Gowrie is the founding partner of Gowrie Group, which he began in 1974. Today, Gowrie Group has over 175 employees and provides a broad range of insurance solutions to more than 14,000 clients nationwide. Carter is the architect of the highly successful “Burgee Program”, Gowrie’s specialty insurance program for yacht clubs and sailing organizations. He is a lifelong boater, an internationally accomplished sailboat racer and an active member of US Sailing. Carter is a graduate of Union College in Schenectady, NY. He resides in Essex, CT. You can reach Carter in the office at 860.399.3611 or

Ed Gumbrecht

Ed Gumbrecht, President & COO
Ed Gumbrecht joined Gowrie Group in 2003. Previously, he led an eighteen-year career with insurers Aetna C&S and Chubb Corp where he managed diverse business functions including Administration, Human Resources, Marketing & Distribution, and Claim & Loss. Ed also held the position of President of Mount View Indemnity, a Bermudan captive reinsurance company. Prior to joining Gowrie, he founded GCS which provided business consulting services to many of the largest insurance companies in the world. Ed resides in Madison, CT. You can reach Ed in the office at 860.399.3616 or

John Fisher

John Fisher, President & Principal, Personal Insurance
John Fisher founded Fisher & Fisher Associates of Darien in 1992, which merged with Gowrie in 2007. John heads up the company’s personal insurance division. John has nearly forty years of property casualty, risk management, and personal risk advisory insurance experience at the corporate, agency, and individual levels. In 2016, John received the CAPI (Certified Advisor Personal Insurance) designation from the Chubb/Wharton Executive Education program. A lifelong boater, sailor, and ocean racer, John resides in Darien, CT. You can reach John in the office at 860.399.2841 or

Skip Young

Skip Young, President & Principal, Benefits
Skip Young joined Gowrie Group in 1995, and leads the company’s employee benefits and health insurance division, which he grew from the ground up. Gowrie's employee benefits division now provides solutions and consulting to hundreds of companies throughout the New England area. Skip began his insurance career in 1979 at Paul Revere where he managed operations in Connecticut. He is a life-long sailor and competitive racer. Skip resides in Guilford, CT.

You can reach Skip in the office at 860.399.3660 or

Chris Brodeur

Chris Brodeur, Senior Vice President & Principal
Chris Brodeur joined Gowrie Group in 2009, and was named a partner in 2013. With over three decades of experience in the insurance industry, he works with companies of all types on managing risk and creating custom insurance programs. Chris began his insurance career with the Hartford Insurance Company, and later became a partner of a large insurance agency. Chris is active in the local community, and serves on several boards. He graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Business with a major in Risk & Insurance. He resides in Glastonbury, CT. You can reach Chris in the office at 860.399.2829 or

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