Woodruff Sawyer announced today that Kristy Furrer, Senior Vice President and P&C Risk Management Practice Leader at the firm, has been elected to the Board of Directors of Assurex Global, the world’s largest privately held commercial insurance, risk management and employee benefits brokerage group.
Kristy has 30 years of experience in the insurance industry, in both brokerage and risk management positions. She specializes in helping clients reduce their cost of risk in today’s increasingly complex global environment. Kristy founded Woodruff Sawyer’s Risk Management Practice in 2000 and is Vice Chair on Woodruff Sawyer’s Board of Directors.
“Kristy comes from one of our most innovative and globally experienced firms,” said Matt Donnelly, Assurex Global chairman and managing director of Griffiths & Armour in Liverpool, United Kingdom. “She has deep international expertise and has served on our International Executive Committee for many years. Kristy has also been involved with several initiatives around international business development and training.”
“We are extremely proud of Kristy’s appointment to the board, as it reflects her leadership and expertise within the industry and reinforces our commitment to remain an active and engaged Partner of Assurex Global,” said Andy Barrengos, CEO of Woodruff Sawyer
Stan Loar, chairman of Woodruff Sawyer added, “Assurex Global has been and will continue to be a critical element to our success, and we are thrilled that Kristy will be representing us in this leadership position.”
Kristy also serves on Assurex Global’s North American Regional Steering Committee.