Sarah Walsh

COO, PayneWest Insurance, Helena, MT


Montana Board Chair


Sarah Walsh has filled many roles since joining PayneWest Insurance in 1993. She currently serves as Chief Operating Officer for the top-15 independent, privately held insurance broker, which is also within the top-40 of all brokers, nationally ranked. PayneWest has 30 offices located throughout the Rocky Mountain and Pacific Northwest regions, serving clients throughout the United States and internationally. Ms. Walsh also currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Carroll College Board of Trustees.

Ms. Walsh was the 2008 recipient of the Warren L. Nelson Award from Carroll College. Her past affiliations include board service on the Foundation for the Diocese of Helena, Governor Bullock’s Main Street Montana Telecommunications & Interconnectivity Key Industry Network group, St. Peter's Hospital Foundation, the State of Montana Family Education Savings Program Oversight Committee, and the Saints Athletic Association. Ms. Walsh earned her BA in Accounting from Carroll College in Helena MT. She also recently completed the Cincinnati Insurance Company Agency Leadership Institute.