CEO, Hagerty Insurance
McKeel Hagerty is Chief Executive Officer. He considers it the company’s purpose to be the source for people who love cars. His passion for classics has driven the company to a leadership position within the automotive industry.
From the beginning of his career with Hagerty, McKeel has been a fearless innovator, constantly pushing for new ways to connect with collectors, hobbyists, enthusiasts and anyone who loves cars. This vision has resulted in Hagerty evolving into an international business supported with youth programs to engage and ignite the passion in the next generation of collectors, an organization that helps protect and celebrate the automobile as a significant part of our culture and a credible sense of authority on the subject. Under McKeel’s direction, Hagerty quickly became the most recognizable brand in classic car insurance, with marketing that injected humor, excitement and passion.
McKeel’s knowledge and enthusiasm have given him a reputation as an authority within the automotive industry. He is the youngest judge ever to have served for the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, a position he has held for over a decade. He represents the classic car community on numerous boards and advisory groups and makes frequent appearances as a trusted automotive and car market expert on ESPN, Speed, Discovery and CNBC.
Outside of Hagerty, McKeel has had the honor of serving as the 2016-2017 Chairman of Young Presidents Organization. YPO is the world’s premier peer-to-peer network of Chief Executives and convener of more than 25,000 businesses worldwide. McKeel has been an active member of YPO since 2000 and his pledge to be a lifelong learner and to help other leaders unlock their potential fits well within YPO’s mission.
McKeel attended Pepperdine University, Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Seminary and Boston College, completing graduate work in philosophy and classics.