NFP bolsters energy practice

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NFP bolsters energy practice

Property-casualty broker NFP has announced the appointment of James Debenport (pictured above) as vice president of energy and marine for the energy practice within the company’s specialty business. In his new role, Debenport is responsible for supporting the growth of the energy practice. He will report to Vilma Vanegas, senior vice president and energy practice leader.

“I’m thrilled to welcome James to our team of experienced experts in the energy space,” Vanegas said. “James is a great partner who listens to clients, understands markets, and is dedicated to long-term relationships. Adding him to our growing team advances our ability to deliver the strategic risk management counsel and solutions that empower better outcomes and provide meaningful value to clients.”

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Debenport has more than 20 years of industry experience. He most recently served as vice president of a boutique wholesale brokerage firm specializing in the energy casualty business. Prior to that, he worked in a variety of brokerage and business development roles within the wholesale insurance space.

“It’s an honor to join NFP, work with Vilma and contribute to the growth of our energy practice,” Debenport said. “We share the same vision in becoming the most dynamic, innovative, and responsive energy brokerage team in today’s evolving insurance market. It’s clear there is a deep commitment to shaping an exceptional culture within NFP. to say I’m excited would be an understatement.”