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Cyber Liability News
Jan 14, 2020
2020: The End of Silent Cyber?

Silent cyber is coverage not affirmatively provided in traditional insurance programs but which may be afforded because the policies are silent. The uncertainty is causing carriers to focus on specific cyber risks and work to provide clarity around coverage such that we may be seeing the end silent cyber. The property and casualty market posed challenges for clients throughout 2019, and 2020 is shaping up to be similarly demanding. AIG and Lloyd’s of London have announced that affirmative and non-affirmative cyber underwriting strategies will be implemented by January 1, 2020. Other markets are following suit, introducing exclusions that can create inconsistencies, gaps, and potential non-conformity of coverage. Join Beecher Carlson on January 24 at 1:30 EST for its 2020: The End of Silent Cyber Webinar featuring Tracie Grella, Reiner Braun, and Christopher Keegan and moderated by John Kerns. During this one-hour webinar, panelists will discuss some of the limitations and exclusions being introduced by various insurance carriers throughout the market and the solutions available to address them. During the webinar, panelists will review expected changes designed to clarify intent. They will discuss some of the limitations and exclusions being introduced by various insurance carriers throughout the market and available solutions. Join the webinar to help you prepare to address any potential changes to your insurance program and to create an affirmative and comprehensive program that responds to any cyber event.

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Company News
Oct 2, 2019
Beecher Carlson Names Brad Darr Client Solutions Leader

Beecher Carlson Insurance Services, LLC (“Beecher Carlson”), a specialized large account insurance broker, announces the appointment of Brad Darr to Client Solutions Leader. In this role, Darr will report directly to Joe Siech, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Beecher Carlson. As Client Solutions Leader, Darr will work to add connectivity throughout the entire organization by facilitating and empowering teammates to execute Beecher Carlson’s mission to continually challenge the status quo by partnering with clients to revolutionize the way they identify, quantify, mitigate, and finance risk. By working with the different product and industry groups within Beecher Carlson, he will facilitate increasing efficiencies and areas for new product development and innovation. “With Brad’s exceptional leadership skills and extensive industry experience, he will guide Beecher Carlson’s efforts to increase collaboration throughout our organization and within Brown & Brown,” stated Siech. “This increased collaboration will allow us to better communicate and educate our teams and clients about the unique solutions we continue to develop.” Throughout his extensive career, Darr has serviced clients with highly complex program designs while providing alternative risk financing. He graduated from Simpson College with a BA in Business Administration. Darr holds the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation and is a member of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS).

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Energy News
Sep 25, 2019
Beecher Carlson Energy Practice Adds Industry Veteran Bob Carleton as Senior Vice President

Beecher Carlson Insurance Services, LLC (“Beecher Carlson”), a specialized large account insurance broker, announces the addition of Bob Carleton as Senior Vice President and Senior Account Executive. Bob will report to Geraldine Kerrigan, Executive Managing Director of Beecher Carlson’s Energy Practice. As a member of the practice’s service team, Carleton will work with energy clients as a lead broker and risk management consultant. He will additionally support the practice’s growing utility book of business. “Bob’s impressive tenure as an energy-focused risk management professional and insurance broker makes him a perfect fit for the Beecher Carlson Energy Practice,” states Erin Lynch, Energy Practice President. “His devotion to providing excellent service and knowledge in our sector will make him a great asset to both our team and our clients.” Carleton has extensive experience both as a risk manager and broker. He served as risk manager for a City Utilities of Springfield, Missouri, maintaining a strong risk management and loss control strategy, implementing insurer engineering recommendations, and improving insurance coverage.  Bob later accepted a position as manager of risk insurance at NRG Energy, Inc., a Fortune 200 Independent Power Producer. He concentrated on renewable energy assets across the United States, managing several large claims and financings for an extremely intense asset development and acquisition program during his time with NRG. After NRG, Bob transitioned to the brokerage side, working as an energy account manager/producer for a large insurance and risk management consultant. Carleton has achieved the Associate of Risk Management and Associate of Enterprise Risk Management designations from AICPCU.

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