Our Experts

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Andy Barrengos

CEO

As CEO, Andy is responsible for leading Woodruff Sawyer with a focus on developing people, delivering outstanding services, tools, and solutions for clients, and growing the firm in new and existing sectors across our national platform. Andy’s leadership is based on a combination of his passion for providing outstanding client counsel, expertise, and service, and a commitment to a culture defined by integrity, collaboration, and constant improvement.

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Priya Cherian Huskins, Esq.

Senior Vice President, D&O

Priya is a recognized expert and frequent speaker on D&O liability risk and its mitigation. In addition to consulting on D&O insurance, she counsels clients on corporate governance matters, including ways to reduce their exposure to shareholder lawsuits and regulatory investigations. Priya serves on the board of an S&P 500 public company and a large private company and has an impressive list of publications, speaking engagements, and awards for her influence and expertise in the industry.

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Dan Burke

Vice President, National Cyber Practice Leader

With more than 12 years of experience, Dan builds cyber insurance solutions, product enhancements, and client-facing propositions to help expand the company’s cyber liability services, while helping clients understand cyber risk. Dan frequently speaks at industry conferences and has been quoted in trade magazines and newsletters, including The Wall Street Journal.

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Emily Maier

Senior Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions

Leading Woodruff Sawyer’s M&A practice, Emily provides consultation to clients seeking to minimize their risks associated with merger and acquisition activity. This includes representations and warranties, tax opinion liability, and litigation buy-out coverages. She has worked with both strategic and private equity buyers and sellers over a wide range of transaction sizes and industries and is a frequent speaker and author on M&A transaction solutions.

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Lauri Floresca

Senior Vice President, Cyber Liability

Lauri is a widely respected expert and frequent speaker on the issues of directors & officers liability and cyber liability. She has developed her expertise surrounding complex privacy breach claims and innovative cyber liability solutions and has extensive experience placing D&O programs for public companies of all sizes, including NASDAQ 100 and Fortune 500 companies.

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Kathy Prosser

Senior Vice President, National Employee Benefits Practice Leader

Kathy leads Woodruff Sawyer’s Employee Benefits Practice nationwide and co-leads the Pacific Northwest offices. Her focus is on the strategic vision for our Benefits services and on working collaboratively across the organization to lead the Benefits leadership team and specialty businesses that serve all markets. She also provides strategic oversight of our service to clients.

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Brett Bauer

Senior Vice President, Pacific Northwest Practice Leader

Brett drives the direction and development of our Pacific Northwest offices and has strategic oversight of our service to clients. Brett is a founding member of our Oregon office and has been instrumental in its growth. With over 25 years of experience in the industry, he also serves as Partner In Charge on accounts and has particular expertise in insurance and risk management services for manufacturing companies, high-tech firms, and financial institutions. He is an expert in evaluating risk, designing and negotiating insurance programs, and managing overall client service.

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Kristy Furrer

Vice Chair and Senior Vice President, Client Success

Kristy has 30 years of industry experience and is an expert on sophisticated and emerging risk and coverage issues. She specializes in helping clients reduce their cost of risk in today’s increasingly complex global environment. Kristy founded Woodruff Sawyer’s P&C Risk Management Practice in 2000 and is now Vice Chair on Woodruff Sawyer’s Board of Directors. Her experience is highly valued as both a buyer and provider of insurance brokerage services, and for her keen understanding of the resources and personnel required to deliver outstanding service to businesses with complex P&C risks.