Beazley strengthens US environmental team
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.”