Tom Tropp, Vice President for Corporate Ethics and Sustainability, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
NOVEMBER 4, 2014
Tom Tropp is Corporate Vice President, Ethics and Sustainability, for Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., reporting directly to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer J. Patrick Gallagher, Jr. In this role, he spends much of his time traveling to Gallagher offices around the world, speaking and listening to Gallagher employees regarding the values of the company and the role of ethics in business. Over the last six years, he has addressed more than 14,000 of the company’s 18,000 employees in small group settings. He also gives presentations to industry and professional groups on the importance of an ethical culture and Corporate Social Responsibility.
He joined Gallagher in 2007 through the acquisition of Tropp & Company, Inc., a private, Chicago-based international insurance brokerage firm of which he was President and Founder. In 2003, while continuing to operate his brokerage firm, Tom began to pursue a Master of Arts in Philosophical and Theological Ethics at the University of Chicago, completing that degree in 2007. He continues his research into the grounding of corporate ethics in philosophical and theological traditions. He has also served as an Adjunct Lecturer in Philosophy at Lake Forest College in Illinois.
Tom is the liaison between AJGCo and such organizations as the United Nations Global Compact, the Ethisphere Institute, the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship, and the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. has been named to the list of the World’s Most Ethical Companies in both 2012, 2013 and 2014.