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Our professionals are experts who are often recognized by industry publications. Check out our newsletters and some of the latest news articles, press releases, and awards won by the company and its staff.

Read our newsletter, Specialty Insider, for the latest from B&R. Each issue highlights how our experts can help you and your clients with specialized products and/or exclusive programs.

Brown & Riding experts weigh in on topics for industry publications such as Insurance Insider, Insurance Business America, Insurance Journal, and Construction Dive:

  • The 'million-dollar question': can the insurance sector take another year of catastrophes? - Guy Rawlins, B&R’s National Property Practice Leader, shares his insight on the recent rise in natural catastrophes, how the property market has responded, and how well it’s positioned should it have to take another hit... [read the article]
  • Hawaii's insurance market enters moratorium as volcanic eruption continues - Brown & Riding catastrophic property expert, Shaida Monshi, is approached by Insurance Business America for her knowledge on how Hawaii’s volcanic eruption is impacting the marketplace… [read the article]
  • Which insurance specialty should brokers target? - B&R president and CEO, Jeff Rodriguez, comments on “Which insurance specialty should brokers target?” in the most recent issue of Insurance Business America magazine... [read the article]
  • How to get millennials to apply for a job in insurance - Brown & Riding’s David Chipp shares his perspective on how to attract young talent to the insurance industry, in an article that was recently published by Insurance Business America... [read the article]
  • 7 ways to prevent construction insurance losses - Brown & Riding construction specialists Robert Pedersen and Michael Davis share their expertise with Construction Dive news by addressing the major construction insurance issues to consider to avoid financial setbacks... [read the article]
  • Tricky environmental market brings healthy returns for in-the-know brokers - One of Brown & Riding's environmental experts, Chris Dockery, weighs in on issues facing the environmental risk industry and where opportunities exist for brokers... [read the article]
  • NFIP needs bigger premium pot if it’s going to survive - In the wake of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Brown & Riding property specialists, Guy Rawlins and Valerie Martin, offer insight into current issues surrounding the National Flood Insurance Program... [read the article]
  • Brokers Bucking Disruption: How Wholesalers Hang On Through Change - Insurance Journal recently published an article about change in the wholesale insurance industry. Our CEO, Jeff Rodriguez, was interviewed for the article... [read the article]
  • Amusement park insurance: coverage for the thrills - Brown & Riding's Nick Kuchulis continues to specialize in coverages for Amusement Attractions & Action Sports and was recently interviewed by Insurance Business America... [read the article]
  • Wholesale consolidation creates opportunities for independents - M&A and panel consolidation involving the largest wholesale brokers is creating opportunities for the next tier of intermediaries, as independent retailers look for alternatives, according to Brown & Riding CEO Jeff Rodriguez... [read the article]

Access our press releases directly:

  • B&R hires Donald Privett and opens New York office - Brown & Riding is pleased to announce the addition of Donald F. Privett and the opening of its New York City office, the firm’s 17th office location... [read the full press release]
  • Tim Pedersen, Sr. elected Vice Chairman of the Board - Brown & Riding is proud to announce the election of Tim Pedersen, Sr. as Vice Chairman of the Board. “I am honored to be elected and to take on this role,” said Pedersen... [read the full press release]
  • Mike Boseman appointed COO at Brown & Riding - Brown & Riding, a Top 10 U.S. wholesaler and specialty insurance brokerage, has announced the appointment of Mike Boseman as Chief Operating Officer... [read the full press release]
  • Michael Davis Leaves Aon, Returns to Brown & Riding - Brown & Riding, a Top 10 U.S. wholesaler and specialty insurance brokerage, has announced the return of Michael Davis to the firm’s Construction Practice Group... [read the full press release]

Wholesale Partner of the Year 2017
We are proud and honored to receive the 2017 Smart Choice Award for Wholesale Partner of the Year... [read more]

Influential Women in Re/insurance 2017
Shaida Monshi recognized by Intelligent Insurer as one of the Influential Women in Re/insurance of 2017... [read more]

Top 10 P&C Wholesaler 2017
Brown & Riding continues its organic growth while remaining fully independent, and moves up to No. 5 on the Business Insurance Top 10 P&C Wholesalers survery... [read more]

Top E&S Wholesale Broker 2017
Market Report from Insurance Business America names Brown & Riding one of the Top 20 companies leading the US wholesale insurance marketplace... [learn more]

Five-Star Wholesale Partner 2017
Insurance Business America recently conducted a survey where retailers identified Brown & Riding as a “Five-Star Wholesale Partner” in 11 out of 12 specialty categories. To achieve this rating... [read more]