Our Experts

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Andy Barrengos

Chairman & 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.

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

Senior 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.

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.

Ryan Meissner

Senior Vice President, Employee Benefits Practice Leader

With oversight of our Employee Benefits operations and strategic execution of services, Ryan focuses on making clients’ lives easier through better analytics tools, automation, and meeting the needs of our clients and their employees. Ryan has more than 17 years of experience in the Employee Benefits industry, having held leadership positions on both the brokerage and carrier sides of the business.

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Lenin Lopez

Corporate Securities Attorney

An attorney specializing in corporate governance and securities law, Lenin helps clients to better understand their directors & officers liability and take action to mitigate their risk. He has deep experience in providing legal counsel to public company boards and executive management, helping them to navigate a range of legal and business matters including corporate governance, securities law compliance, capital markets transactions, executive compensation, and other general corporate matters.

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Kristy Furrer

Senior Vice President, Client Success Director

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 serves 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.