Van Gilder and EnRisk Provide Risk Mitigation for Energy Industry

Denver-based Van Gilder has formed a joint venture with EnRisk to provide risk counsel and insurance for the energy industry. The new company, vangilder | enrisk, will serve 16 states in the western region.

Michael Van Gilder, Van Gilder CEO and Chairman of vangilder | enrisk, said the new venture allows the companies to leverage their expertise in a focused geographic presence: “This new venture emerged from the mutual respect of two companies that have made a significant impact in their respective regions – not only within the insurance business, but in the highly specialized niche of risk management for oil and gas operators.”

The new ocmpany will provide insurance and risk management services to the oil and gas industry – focusing on upstream exploration and production companies, and midstream operations. Risk mitigation counsel for alternative energy providers, such as wind farms, will also be a skill set within the new firm.

Senior leadership of the new venture will be the responsibility of Van Gilder as well as John B. Ludwig, CEO, and David B. Huett, president. Both Ludwig and Huett will also continue in their current leadership roles at EnRisk.

Huett has more than 40 years of professional risk management and insurance brokerage experience. vangilder | enrisk and its staff will be headquartered in Denver, and will serve a territory composed of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

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