Insurance CEO & Author, Jack Bogardus, Dies
Insurance executive and author John (Jack) A. Bogardus Jr., age 92, passed away in Scottsdale, AZ on June 28. Bogardus’ entire business career was spent with Alexander & Alexander Services (A&A) where he helped take the company public in 1969. He subsequently served as President & CEO and ultimately, Chairman. Including time as a Director of the company (1963-1995), his career with A&A spanned 45 years. A&A became part of AON Corp. in 1997, creating the world’s largest insurance brokerage.
Bogardus served as a Director of the Insurance Brokers Association of New York, a Director & Chairman of the governing committee of the National Association of Insurance Brokers and a Board member of the American Institute for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters (CPCU).
After retirement, Bogardus relied on decades of business experience to co-authorSpreading the Risks: Insuring the American Experience. This seminal book details how the insurance industry evolved through disasters and economic transformations into the twenty-first century. In a 2005 interview, Bogardus said, “There was no single book that adequately covered the story of America's insurance agents and brokers. I thought, who is going to do this? Then, when I gained access to unpublished material, I realized if I didn’t do it, it might never get done.”