Kurt Thoennessen is Vice President of Ericson Insurance Advisors and has over 14 years of experience as a Personal Risk Advisor.
Kurt writes the personal risk management column for IRMI.com as well.
As a founding member of the Private Risk Management Association, Kurt leads its NYC Chapter committees. He is also the founder of the High Net Worth Property and Casualty Insurance Advisors group on Linkedin that has over 1,300 members.
Kurt has been quoted in or written/filmed content for national periodicals including Daily Fintech, Insurance Nerds, InsureTech Hartford, Risk & Insurance, MarketWatch, CNN Money, Best’s Review, Money magazine, and Car Collector magazine on insurance topics related to high-value homes, automobiles, and personal liability. He has also written several articles on various insurance topics for Worth magazine and maintains a high-net-worth insurance-focused blog on InsureScope.com.
He was named one of Risk & Insurance Magazine’s Power Brokers for 2016 in the Private Client category and was awarded the JoAnn Heltibridle Award for Professional Excellence in 2015 by the Private Risk Management Association at its annual summit.
Kurt has a bachelor’s degree in management and business from Boston University and earned the Certified Advisor of Personal Insurance (CAPI) designation from Wharton’s Aresty School of Executive Education. He is highly involved in his community and has coached soccer for his three daughters.