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Synapse launches energy practice with new hire

9th December 2021 - Author: Matt Sheehan

Specialty wholesale insurance broker Synapse Services has announced the expansion of its business lines with a dedicated energy practice.

Emris Graham has been appointed Vice President to lead the new unit, effective immediately, and will operate out of Birmingham, Alabama.

Graham joins Synapse Services bringing over 16 years of experience broking complex energy related risks.

Prior to joining Synapse, he spent most of his insurance career in a retail capacity as Senior Vice President with McGriff, Seibels and Williams’ Energy and Construction Practice and more recently with Stephens Insurance, LLC.

Graham will continue to specialize in broking Upstream, Midstream and Downstream related risks but now in a wholesale capacity.

He has extensive experience in the development of insurance coverage programs for a range of traditional energy risks including liquid pipeline operations, midstream property exposures and oilfield contractors, as well as emerging renewables risks.

“We are pleased to welcome Emris to take the helm in building our Energy vertical, enhancing Synapse’s international distribution platform.  We remain focused on broadening our wholesale specialization to better serve our retail customers and their clients,” stated Ken Burrell, Synapse Managing Partner.

“Emris brings deeps technical expertise with a broad knowledge of energy risks and is a perfect fit for our model. We are honored and grateful to have him join our team.”

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