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Nicole Winkle, CPCU, CRM, CIC

Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer, Nicole ensures that our clients receive top-notch service and guidance. Additionally, Nicole works internally to maintain consistency across all policies and procedures.

With over 20 years of commercial insurance marketing experience, Nicole brings extensive knowledge and leadership to Sentinel spanning account analytics, client service plan customization, placement strategies, and customer engagement. She served as Vice President of Marketing at previous firms, developing a sharp eye for developing new business and renewal programs. As an advocate for her clients, she often receives praise for her positive attitude, efficiency, and flexibility.

Outside the office, Nicole supports her community through tutoring in math and reading, coaching a youth soccer team, and volunteering at her son’s school.


  • Graduate of Illinois State University
  • Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU)
  • Certified Risk Manager (CRM)
  • Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC)