President of AmeriTrust Connect
Brian Risen, President of AmeriTrust CONNECT, oversees AmeriTrust’s new direct-to- consumer distribution channel. AmeriTrust CONNECT focuses on affinity/association business using both retail agency and direct-to-consumer distribution. It is based out of Overland Park, KS.
Mr. Risen joined the company in March 2018 as Senior Vice President, Mackinaw Underwriters, Retail Distribution President of Agency Operations. Mr. Risen has over 38 years of multi- distribution insurance industry experience.
Prior to joining Mackinaw Underwriters, he was Senior Vice President of Business Development of BerkleyNet, part of the W. R. Berkley Corp. Mr. Risen has 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.