Chris Brown joined Brown & Riding in 1985 as the company’s first Southern California marketing representative. By 1990, he had been elected President, and in 2007 he was named Chairman. In his position as Chairman, Chris remains dedicated to driving product specialties in the firm’s national Casualty, Property, and Management & Professional Liability departments as well as continuing to develop the current and future leaders in B&R’s growing number of industry specialty practice areas. Throughout his career, Chris has had a commitment to excellence and is constantly upholding the company’s mission: “To achieve the best results for our clients, business partners, and employees by remaining a fiercely independent firm that is continuously raising the standard of excellence for the wholesale insurance brokerage industry.”
Chris also continues to be a practicing broker with a focus on Construction. He is the leader of the company’s national Construction Practice Group (CPG), a knowledgeable and dedicated team of construction experts across the country, specializing in Casualty, Property, Environmental, and Professional Liability. Together, they are adept at placing General and Excess Liability policies (including annual, Project Specific, OCIP/CCIP, Builders Risk, and Professional Liability) and commercial and residential Wrap-Ups. The CPG possesses broad market access, specific expertise, and in-depth product knowledge in order to be an advocate for clients and provide the best possible value and experience available in the marketplace.