Meet Our Specialists

To provide more insight into the Construction thought leaders, we've provided several brief profiles below.

Brian Cooper

Managing Director, Construction Insurance & Risk Management

North America

Brian leads Gallagher’s national Construction Practice with over 1,500 clients including general contractors, heavy highway/engineering firms, subcontractors, developers and buyers of construction services. He manages accounts with wrap ups, captives, property/casualty, and architects and engineers solutions.  

Keith Cornish

Northeast Construction Director, Construction Insurance & Risk Management

North America

Keith leads Gallagher’s Northeast Area Construction Practice with specialty concentration in subcontractor default, rolling wrap-up programs, prospect due diligence, contract review and safety programs solutions. With over 20 years of diverse experience in Corporate Risk Management and Brokerage Operations, he leads the risk management services and new business development in that region.

Susan Hecker

National Surety Director, Construction Insurance & Risk Management

North America

Susan has more than 30 years of experience in surety operations.  She is responsible for facilitating surety nationally, including mergers and acquisitions and maintaining national surety relationships.

Nils Sorenson

National Wrap and SDI Director , Construction Insurance & Risk Management

North America

Nils works closely with Gallagher clients to improve the effectiveness and success of proactive insurance programs such as Wraps and Subcontractor Default Insurance.  He has developed new solutions for the construction industry in other specialty lines such as Liquidated Damages.

John Wagner

National Construction Director , Construction Insurance & Risk Management

John was responsible for the overall strategic direction as the President and founding partner of Construction Risk Solutions, LLC. His expertise focuses on the risks associated with construction and real estate companies.