Beecher Carlson Expands National Environmental Practice

December 3, 2007

Atlanta-based Beecher Carlson has expanded its National Environmental Practice by appointing Rick Craig and Kyle Strand senior vice presidents. The team expansion increases Beecher Carlson’s presence in San Francisco and expertise in environmental risk management.

Craig and Strand have structured, negotiated and placed pollution liability, cost cap and environmental professional liability programs for an array of Fortune 500 companies and ENR 300 engineers, consultants and contractors. They have designed programs for notable Brownfield redevelopments, BRAC and other military base transfers, operational and legacy pollution liability transfers, single and portfolio real estate transactions and large construction projects.

Craig brings more than 17 years of environmental insurance, real estate and environmental consulting expertise. He will be responsible for the leadership and expansion of the company’s National Environmental Practice. Previously, he established and managed the Western Region Environmental Practice for Willis Insurance Group. He also served as the environmental practice leader for Marsh’s San Francisco office.

Strand also has 17 years of experience, in underwriting, environmental consulting and contracting. He will drive all aspects of environmental insurance placement and servicing. His responsibilities include environmental risk analysis, insurance program design, marketing, contract negotiation and long term account management.

Previously, he was with Liberty International Underwriters (LIU), where he established the Western Region environmental office in San Francisco in connection with the Liberty/Quanta Renewal Rights Agreement. Prior to LIU, he served as western region manager for Quanta Environmental and worked as a senior underwriter for Chubb Environmental Solutions.

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