Beazley strengthens US environmental team

New York, May 16, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Beazley, a leading provider of specialist environmental liability insurance, has increased its capabilities with the hire of two new environmental underwriters in the US. 

Edwin Baez joins Beazley with a focus on site specific pollution coverage, based out of the company’s Miami office.  Previously, Baez was with Berkley Environmental, where he held senior positions in their New York and Miami offices. Prior to that, he was a senior environmental underwriter with XL and Zurich.

Kirk Jordan joins Beazley as an environmental underwriter based in its Chicago office. Previously, he was an electronic futures trader for ARB Trading Group. Prior to that, he was a process engineer with ExxonMobil in Texas.

Beazley covers a wide range of environmental risks including operational coverage for businesses that may face claims for polluting the premises of third parties; professional liability coverage for environmental consultants; protection for ongoing fixed site operations; contractors’ pollution liability; and brownfield site remediation. Key target industries are the manufacturing, industrial, real estate, hospital and educational sectors.

Jayne Cunningham, Beazley’s environmental focus group leader, said: “Beazley’s environmental business continues to grow and the addition of Edwin and Kirk further increases our ability to develop creative solutions for clients. Beazley works with organizations of all sizes to create insurance programs that address a wide range of known, and potential, pollution incidents.”

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Note to editors:

Beazley plc (BEZ) is the parent company of specialist insurance businesses with operations
in Europe, the US, Canada, Latin America, Asia, the Middle East and Australia.  Beazley manages six Lloyd’s syndicates and, in 2016, underwrote gross premiums worldwide of $2,195.6 million. All Lloyd’s syndicates are rated A by A.M. Best. 

Beazley’s underwriters in the United States focus on writing a range of specialist insurance products.  In the admitted market, coverage is provided by Beazley Insurance Company, Inc., an A.M. Best A rated carrier licensed in all 50 states.  In the surplus lines market, coverage is provided by the Beazley syndicates at Lloyd’s.

Beazley is a market leader in many of its chosen lines, which include professional indemnity, property, marine, reinsurance, accident and life, and political risks and contingency business.

For more information please go to: www.beazley.com

CONTACT: Hunter Hoffman
Beazley Group
917-344-3329
Hunter.Hoffmann@beazley.com

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