John Lawrence

Meet John Lawrence

John Lawrence joined CIA as a Principal after 10 years working as a middle market broker.  John started his insurance carrier from the ground up learning the intricacies of how an insurance program operates.  He spent time as an account executive, placement expert, claims specialist and loss control liaison.  This well versed background allows John to be an advocate for his clients on all fronts.

In an industry of salespeople, John strives to be the antithesis of that for his clients. His focus on the analytical side of insurance placements has led him to work with a plethora of different companies with his main focus being real estate and construction.

John grew up outside of Syracuse, New York with a passion to compete on just about anything.  That passion led him to play football at Hamilton College, where he was selected as an All-American in addition to receiving his BS in Economics.  John currently lives in Columbia, Maryland with his wife Gwen and daughter Emma.


CIA has over 90 employees committed to providing superior solutions to our clients’ risk management needs. We’ve pioneered the restoration of relationships in commercial insurance servicing. Our model has positioned us as the leaders in our industry, ensuring our partners’ enduring clientele, increased engagement, and increased profits.

There has never been a better time to join our team.