Travis Shaffer

Partner, Senior Business Development Executive & Surety Manager

Travis Shaffer oversees the surety bond operation and is in charge of managing and expanding the book of business. Shaffer is also responsible for maintaining and further developing relationships with existing clients as well as the placement of new business. He possesses strong relationships with key surety markets such as Liberty Mutual, Travelers, Chubb, Zurich, and Berkley along with several other companies. These relationships are key to forging successful contractor-broker-surety relationships. Shaffer is actively engaged with our surety clients on various projects in the heavy highway, bridge, rail, and energy sectors. Shaffer has also built a substantial Property & Casualty book of business that is heavily concentrated in the construction industry but also includes transportation, real estate and manufacturing. His background in construction has allowed him to identify risks within construction companies and help develop strategies on driving down their total cost of risk.

Shaffer comes to Conner Strong & Buckelew from Safeco/Liberty Mutual Surety. In this role, he managed a surety book in excess of $6 million, which included several heavy highway contractors and general contractors in the Mid-Atlantic region. Shaffer’s focus was on accounts with surety programs ranging in size from $100 million to $2 billion.

Widener University – Masters of Business Administration
Shippensburg University – Bachelor’s degree