Michael brings 46 years of experience to GCG’s Risk Management division as a Senior Consultant. Michael is passionate about servicing his profitable and loyal clients with the new access to GCG’s resources after the acquisition of his previous boutique independent agency, The Courtney Group. Michael prides himself on providing professional, knowledgeable guidance to each of his clients leveraging his many years of industry insight.
Michael began his insurance career with Aetna Casualty for 12 years with training in both underwriting and marketing. His technical insurance knowledge has been a huge asset in educating clients and discussion with the carriers. Mike also founded the Courtney Group 32 years ago where we have able to concentrate on building relationships, developing loyalty and fostering trust with his clients.
Outside of work, Michael is an active member and officer of the Highland Park-Highwood Lions Club since 1988. He is the charter sponsor of Cub Scout Pack 35 at Oak Terrace School and has volunteered as a Soccer Referee for 15 years with AYSO.
Michael currently resides in Highland Park where he and his wife Alisa raised their daughter and twin sons. In his free time, Michael enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf and racquetball, traveling with his wife, and riding his motorcycle to Ravinia.
Education: University of Iowa, BA Double Majors-Political Science & Sociology