Donald  Privett
Donald  Privett

Donald Privett

Principal, Mining Practice Leader
  • Mining
  • Medium to large property accounts of all types
  • Extensive experience in layering complicated accounts
  • Chemical
  • Smelting
  • Utilities
  • Tax recapture or loss
  • Large business interruption exposures
  • Real Estate
  • Construction
  • Marine Stock Throughputs
About Donald

Donald Privett joined Brown & Riding as Managing Director in 2018 to open the firm’s New York City office and to expand the company’s northeast operations and industry practice areas. He developed and currently leads the firm’s Mining Practice Area and became a company Principal in 2021.

Donald has over 45 years’ experience in the insurance industry. He began his insurance career in London, England, structuring and placing large and unique accounts during one of the strongest markets in Lloyd’s of London history. He was fortunate to have worked with some of the most pioneering and progressive minds in the industry during his time in London. In 1997, Donald launched his own specialty wholesale company in New York, Privett Special Risk Services LLC, which he ran for 15 years before the company was sold in 2012. Under his leadership, the company built a stellar reputation as one of the major independent specialty wholesale brokers in the United States.

Donald is respected throughout the world markets for his extensive knowledge of policy forms and the claims process for sophisticated accounts. He has an innate ability to network and utilize his contacts to develop solutions that surpass the competition, and his reputation for excellence has often resulted in clients recovering claim amounts more than they had originally expected. He believes that success begins with the strategic design of the placement and ends when all claims have been paid.

Among his many achievements, Donald played a crucial role in developing credit enhancement policies for many of the largest accounts in the country, helped create a terrorism market after September 11th, and has worked on some of the largest utility, energy, and property accounts in the country. He is extremely well known throughout the world markets for his extensive knowledge of policy forms and the claims process for large property and mining accounts. He is a Past President of the Insurance Brokers Association of New York, Past Chairman of the Excess Line Association of New York (current board member), NAPSLO (now WSIA) member, and one of the founding members of the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation of New York (current board member). Donald is also an active board member of Boys Hope Girls Hope of New York.

Team Members
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Bella  Alaverdyan
Bella Alaverdyan
Assistant Vice President, Broker
Phone: 213.593.3479

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