Press Release

Woodruff Sawyer Welcomes James Houlihan, Vice President, Management Liability

May 21, 2024

Woodruff Sawyer, one of the largest independent insurance brokerages in the US, is pleased to announce the appointment of James Houlihan as Vice President, Management Liability. Most recently, James managed the west and central regions for Hartford’s financial institutions team. Prior to that he was with Berkshire Hathaway and AIG. He will be based in San Francisco.

In his role, James will be responsible for generating client revenue and developing innovative strategies aimed at attracting and retaining clients. With a specialized focus on financial institutions, he will oversee a robust pipeline of business opportunities ensuring strategic alignment and sustainable growth

Commenting on the appointment, Alex Pazooki, Regional Growth Leader for Northern California, remarked, “Jimmy’s extensive experience and industry acumen position him as a strategic asset to our Management Liability team. His appointment underscores our commitment to delivering exceptional service and tailored solutions to our clients."

About Woodruff Sawyer

As one of the largest independent insurance brokerage and consulting firms in the US, Woodruff Sawyer protects the people and assets of more than 4,000 companies. We provide expert counsel and fierce advocacy to protect clients against their most critical risks in property & casualty, management liability, cyber liability, employee benefits, and personal wealth management. An active partner of Assurex Global and International Benefits Network, we provide expertise and customized solutions where clients need it, with headquarters in San Francisco, offices throughout the US, and global reach on six continents. For more information, call 844.972.6326, or visit