Abby Ferri Joins Hays Companies As Vice President

Abbi Ferri headshotHays Companies announced Abby Ferri has joined its Minneapolis operations as Vice President. She will be responsible for helping build the national construction practice through her experience and expertise in safety and risk management.

“We are excited to have Abby join our growing construction division at Hays,” said Tim Boberg, President of Property and Casualty-Minneapolis. “She brings valuable risk control experience, entrepreneurship and leadership to her new role.”

Ferri has more than 15 years of experience in construction risk management. In 2012, she founded The Ferri Group, LLC where she provided risk control, program development, training and regulatory compliance for her clients.

Abby is an adjunct professor in the Construction Management Program at Dunwoody College of Technology. She is also President-elect of the Northwest Chapter of American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) and Administrator of the Women in Safety Excellence common interest group of the ASSP.

“I feel that my experiences have led me directly to my new position at Hays. I love working with construction companies and general contractors, and I aim to ensure the industry thinks of Hays first for their risk management needs,” said Ferri.

Ferri can be contacted via phone at 612-486-4796 or email at


Hays Companies is one of the fastest growing risk management, insurance and employee benefits advisors in the country. Our philosophy of delivering the highest-quality, customer-focused service has led to significant growth for 20 years. Today, the company includes 700+ experienced professionals in more than 30 locations throughout the United States. For more information, contact Andrea Field ( or visit our website at

Hays Headquarters Named Largest Insurance Brokerage in Minneapolis

Hays Companies is pleased to announce that our Minneapolis office, which is also the location of our corporate Headquarters, was named the largest insurance brokerage in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area (also known as the Twin Cities) by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.

The publication, which is amongst the most prestigious business news outlets in the state of Minnesota, surveyed offices located within the 24-county metro area. For businesses that are headquartered in the Twin Cities, such as ours, results were based on companywide revenue for all operations as well as the number of employees.

We’re especially honored by this recognition as it not only reflective of our growth as an organization, but also the continued support of the community in which we were founded.

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