Eric Shanks

Chief Underwriting Officer

AIG Private Client Group


Eric Shanks is Chief Underwriting Officer of AIG Private Client Group, part of AIG’s General Insurance business and a division of the member companies of American International Group, Inc. (AIG). He is a member of Private Client Group’s Executive Leadership Team. 

AIG Private Client Group focuses on personal risk management for the world’s most successful individuals and families. With its tailored approach to personal risk management and longstanding relationships with leading independent insurance advisors, the Private Client Group crafts insurance and loss mitigation solutions for the unique assets, passions, and lifestyles of each family—with the goal of protecting the accomplishments of a lifetime.  

Previously, Mr. Shanks served as Vice President of Crystal, Alliant Private Client, a national brokerage firm specializing in Risk Management and Insurance solutions for successful individuals and families.    

From 2004 to 2012 Eric held leadership positions of increasing responsibility at Private Client Group. Earlier in his career, Mr. Shanks worked for QBE as Senior Vice President – Personal Insurance Product Executive/High Net Worth Segment Leader and has held underwriting leadership roles at Fireman’s Fund, Chubb, and Safeco. 

Mr. Shanks earned a Bachelor of Science in Communications from Washington State University.