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Matt Goughnour

Senior Vice President




Matt is Senior Vice President with Woodruff Sawyer. He has 18 years of insurance experience.   Over the last 14 years, Matt has focused primarily on the forest products industry and companies that have heavy products liability, aviation exposure, and international operations.   He has been an integral part of building the Woodruff Sawyer Aviation team and remains involved with clients that have aviation products, general aviation, industrial aid and unmanned aircraft systems.

Matt has extensive experience in property underwriting, loss control, reinsurance, and marketing.  He is recognized as one of the leading property and casualty brokers for the forest products industry and regularly consults insurance carriers on industry issues and policy wording. Matt is well-versed in international insurance placements and maintains excellent relationships with underwriting markets throughout the world including Australia, Europe, London, Bermuda, and North America.

Matt came to Woodruff Sawyer after serving as a practice leader for a global insurance brokerage firm for nearly 8 years. Prior to 2007, Matt worked as a field underwriter and Account Executive for Lumbermen’s Underwriting Alliance.

Matt received his bachelor’s degree from Western Oregon University.