Glen Welch has focused most of his insurance career on providing tools for family business owners who have the determination to build successful independent businesses. Today, he and the Charter Partners team, continue their commitment to advancing the American Family Business through Shared Knowledge.
Glen is a co-founder with his brother Todd Welch and father Scott Welch of Charter Partners USA, Inc. Founded in 1996, Charter Partners has grown into an innovative business community to solve shared problems.
Charter Partners was originally founded to seek property & casualty insurance alternatives to the rising costs and plummeting trust that were common for business owners. They then expanded into other areas of support for entrepreneurs.
With more than 20 years of insurance experience, Glen Welch brings a wealth of knowledge to Charter Partners. He has served as the Vice President of Client Service and as Director of Marketing for Bowers, Schumann & Welch (BS&W), a large independent insurance agency based in Washington, New Jersey previously owned by the Welch Family. He has several years of experience in claims and marketing. The Welch’s’ sold their insurance agency, Bowers, Schumann & Welch, in June 2000 to exclusively focus on Charter Partners and it’s evolving initiative into a Community-based membership company.
A graduate of The College of Insurance (St. John’s University) in New York City, Mr. Welch stays active in the community and has been a guest speaker at several industry seminars and conferences.
Todd Welch has devoted his professional career to exploring entrepreneurship and supporting people who have the American dream of entrepreneurship.Todd is a co-founder with his brother Glen Welch and father Scott Welch of Charter Partners USA, Inc. Founded in 1996, Charter Partners has grown into an innovative business community to solve shared problems.
Todd notes that his proudest professional accomplishment is “helping our Members, who represent the best of American family business owners, to create an environment of mutual trust and respect where they can work together and share knowledge.”
Todd devotes time to developing entrepreneurship education programs for high school students in northwestern New Jersey and the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania. In 2003, Todd founded two organizations: the Welch Foundation for Entrepreneurial Learning and Charter Entrepreneurs, both aim to develop entrepreneurship education and opportunities for high-school students with the long-term goal of supporting the American family business.
In 1993, Todd co-founded the “Wings” program to provide the students of Warren Hills Regional High School the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of business. Under his direction, a TV station, radio station, bistro, school store, and student newspaper have started as real businesses, with more than 2000 students participating over 10-years. Todd also founded the Welch Family Foundation to help young people in business leadership.