Burns & Wilcox, the North American wholesale insurance broker and underwriting manager, has appointed Jeffrey R. Cunningham as a Senior Broker for Environmental Insurance in its New York City office.
He will be tasked with continuing to expand the company’s Environmental Insurance practice, and will report to Anna Kodryanu, Associate Managing Director at Burns & Wilcox.
Cunningham most recently served as Director of Underwriting for environmental insurance brokerage firm American Risk Management Resources, before which he held a number of leadership roles at Hub International, Willis North America, and Marsh.
“We are excited to have Jeffrey join our team with over 20 years of experience in the specialty insurance industry,” said Jeff Diefenbach, CPCU, Corporate Senior Vice President, Burns & Wilcox.
“His deep knowledge and expertise in Environmental Insurance will further amplify the Burns & Wilcox New York team’s capabilities.”
Cunningham specialises in environmental risks such as Pollution Liability and Environmental Site Liability, as well as combined environmental policies, such as Pollution Liability/General Liability/Comprehensive Personal Liability and Professional for environmental contractors.
He also has experience in providing environmental insurance in the manufacturing, chemical, healthcare, energy sectors, and for mergers and acquisitions (M&A).
“It is an honor to join the Burns & Wilcox team given the company’s strong industry reputation, culture and wealth of specialty insurance expertise,” said Cunningham.
“I look forward to approaching this opportunity with an entrepreneurial focus, as it is my goal to continue expanding the environmental practice for the company in the Northeast.”