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

  • Navigating Florida Builders Risk - Property expert, Dawn Gordon, has authored an article published by The Rough Notes Company, Inc., addressing the current Florida Builder’s Risk market. She outlines market challenges.... [read the article]
  • Architects and Engineers Professional Liability Insurance - B&R E&O expert, Shannon Beric, was recently interviewed to weigh in on the current A&E market, including trends, emerging challenges, critical cyber exposures... [read the article]
  • Challenges and opportunities in the 2019 construction market - B&R Chairman and Construction Practice Group Leader, Chris Brown, weighs in with other industry experts in an article by PropertyCasualty360, outlining... [read the article]
  • Jeff Rodriguez, President & CEO, Brown & Riding Insurance Services - Jeff Rodriguez, president and CEO of Brown & Riding, was recently interviewed by Leader’s Edge magazine. He offers insight into his position as CEO and answers... [read the article]
  • Industry Icon – Standing Out from the Crowd - B&R chairman, Chris Brown, was recently recognized as an Industry Icon by Insurance Business America. In an interview, he addresses his history with Brown & Riding, the company’s culture... [read the article]
  • 2019 Wholesale E&S Market Report - Insurance Business America has released its 2019 Wholesale E&S Market Report, which offers an inside perspective of the market by region. B&R Senior Vice President and Broker, Chris Bading... [read the article]
  • Coverage for California utilities evaporates - Wildfires are making it more difficult for California utility contractors to obtain liability insurance. B&R construction specialist, Andrew Grim, weighs in on... [read the article]
  • Wholesale E&S Market Report 2018 - B&R Senior Vice President and Broker, George Sella, provides his expert opinion on the South region in Insurance Business America's 2018 annual report... [read the article]
  • Building blocks of success - B&R Chairman and Construction Practice Group Leader, Chris Brown, was recently approached by Insurance Business America for his expertise and insight into the current construction market... [read the article]
  • Where are the millennials of insurance? - B&R president and CEO, Jeff Rodriguez, was recently interviewed by Mississippi Business Journal for insight into the insurance workforce gap, which is being created as baby boomers retire... [read the article]
  • 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]

Five-Star Wholesale Broker 2019
Insurance Business America has recognized Brown & Riding as a 2019 “Five-Star Wholesale Broker” in every category... [read more]

Top Specialist Brokers 2019
The Top Specialist Brokers list is created by Insurance Business America via nominations received directly from retailers and colleagues... [read more]

Top 10 Largest P&C Wholesaler 2018
For the 5th year in a row, B&R has been named as one of the Top 10 Largest Property/Casualty Wholesalers by Business Insurance… [read more]

Best Places to Work in Insurance 2018
Brown & Riding has been named as a 2018 “Best Places to Work in Insurance” by Business Insurance and Best Companies Group. This annual feature recognizes… [read more]

Top E&S Wholesaler 2018
Insurance Business America has released its Wholesale E&S Market Report for 2018 and has named Brown & Riding as one of the “Top E&S Wholesalers”… [read more]

Rising Stars 2018
Congratulations to B&R's Chief Operating Officer, Mike Boseman, for being named in Intelligent Insurer's Rising Stars 2018… [read more]

Top Insurance Workplaces 2018
Brown & Riding has been recognized as a 2018 “Top Insurance Workplace” by Insurance Business America… [read more]

Elite Women 2018
Cathy Griffin, Gloria Lam, Anne Lund, and Shaida Monshi named to Insurance Business America’s list of “Elite Women” for 2018… [read more]

Five-Star Wholesale Broker 2018
Insurance Business America reveals the list of wholesale brokers that retailers voted the best of the best. Brown & Riding received the “Five-Star” rating in all 8 categories… [read more]

Top Specialist Brokers 2018
David Chipp, Doug Flake, and Jeffrey Hubbard named as 2018 Top Specialist Brokers by Insurance Business America… [read more]

2018 “Hot 100”
Doug Flake named to Insurance Business America’s “Hot 100” list of insurance professionals for 2018… [read more]

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]

Access our press releases directly:

  • B&R appoints Nathaniel Turner to Chief Technology Officer - Brown & Riding has announced the appointment of Nathaniel Turner as Chief Technology Officer. Turner is based out of the LA headquarters and will be responsible for overseeing... [read the full press release]
  • 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]

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