Bothwell to Manage Beecher Carlson in Boston

Beecher Carlson Holdings, Inc. has opened a Boston area office and appointed Robert J. Bothwell to lead the office as managing director in addition to heading the company’s National Energy Practice.

The firm also announced that Brenna C. Melvin has joined the Boston office as a senior vice president and Geraldine Kerrigan will be vice president.

Bothwell was formerly a principal at William Gallagher Associates and has more than 17 years of experience in the power generation industry. His background includes work in domestic and international insurance markets to develop comprehensive insurance and risk management programs tailored to meet the diverse needs of the power generation industry.

While at William Gallagher Associates, Bothwell led that firm’s energy practice group working with power generating facilities of all types. This included creating global solutions on a variety of needs such as prototypical equipment, political risks, trade disruption, and all types of general insurance. He successfully implemented insurance programs for IPP projects in several South American and Pacific Rim countries, as well as multiple U.S. projects. Bothwell also provided guidance for the risk management and insurance needs of several merchant plants in the United States and advised several insurance companies regarding the deregulation process.

Melvin was previously marketing director for William Gallagher’s power generation business handling risk management and service issues for large energy accounts. Her experience includes a position with Willis Corroon Corporation in its risk management department.

Kerrigan was a former senior client coordinator at William Gallagher Associates in their energy and environmental practice, she also provided customer support and served as mentor leader.

Beecher Carlson’s Boston office is in Hingham, Mass.