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Blake Hollman of Leavitt Group Wins Business Insurance Break Out Award

Business Insurance recently recognized Blake Hollman, co-owner of Leavitt Group of Northern Arizona, as a 2024 Break Out Award winner during an event in New York City. Hollman was recognized for his excellence in providing service to clients, expertise in insurance, and outstanding leadership. He was among 40 top professionals nationwide to receive this recognition, all with less than 15 years in the industry, who are on track to be the next leaders in the risk management field.

“This recognition is not just a personal milestone; it’s a testament to the incredible support and collaboration of my colleagues, mentors, and the vibrant community that surrounds me in the insurance industry,” said Hollman. “Being recognized as part of the next generation of industry leaders is a profound responsibility—one that fuels my commitment to innovate, lead with integrity, and contribute positively to our field.”

With over 10 years of experience in insurance, Hollman specializes in commercial insurance coverages, including workers compensation, property casualty, auto liability, professional liability, disability insurance, and life insurance. As an insurance agency owner, Hollman supports businesses across Arizona, focusing on risk reduction.

“Blake has a deep commitment to providing exceptional professional advice to his clients with a level of care offered by few in the business,” said Brian Sawyer, former co-owner at Butler-Leavitt Insurance Agency. “His integrity, honesty, and leadership are well known by peers, colleagues, and those in the insurance industry.”

Hollman joined Leavitt Group of Northern Arizona in 2020, and his commitment to the agency and exceptional leadership resulted in an ownership opportunity within his first year.

“The secret to Blake’s success is that he is as thoughtful as he is driven—and he is very driven,” said Jennifer Shoemaker, vice president of agency operations at Leavitt Group. “It is as important to him to foster strong relationships with account managers, underwriters, and agency leadership as it is to make a sale. He innately understands that when he takes care of his team, his team can then take care of his clients.”

Leavitt Group of Northern Arizona’s clients benefit from competitive, sophisticated insurance and risk management solutions. Leavitt Group’s team of insurance professionals consists of individuals with a wide range of experience, many of whom are considered regional and national leaders in their respective fields.

Leavitt Group is one of the largest privately held insurance brokerages in the nation with a mission to build, serve, and perpetuate independent insurance agencies as partners with local co-owners. With an extensive network of 90+ agencies and 250+ locations across 27 states, Leavitt Group offers a distinctive advantage with local ownership, delivering a personalized and consultative approach to commercial insurance, employee benefits, and personal insurance. With over 70 years in the insurance industry, Leavitt Group brings national strength and local trust to the communities and clients they serve. For more information about Leavitt Group, visit

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