Brian Risen

Sr.VP- Admitted Carriers

Brian Risen, Sr.VP- Admitted Carriers, leads Mackinaw Underwriters, a Managing General Agency/Wholesale operation. Mackinaw Underwriters is focused on delivering Property & Casualty and Surplus Lines solutions through affiliated and unaffiliated carriers to a network of independent agents and brokers in over 40 states.

Mr. Risen joined the company in March 2018 as Senior Vice President, Mackinaw Underwriters. Mr. Risen also held leadership posts at AmeriTrust with Meadowbrook Insurance Agency and AmeriTrust CONNECT.

Prior to joining Mackinaw Underwriters, Mr. Risen was Senior Vice President of Business Development of BerkleyNet, part of the W. R. Berkley Corp. He also held senior positions with Crum & Forster, Lockton Affinity and Universal Underwriters Group. Mr. Risen is a graduate of Illinois State University, with a Bachelor of Science Occupational Safety and Health degree. He holds the CPCU, ARM and ALCM designations and has completed Executive Development Programs at the Kellogg and Wharton Business Schools.



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