Cathy Griffin, Vice president and environmental practice group co-leader, Brown & Riding
Vice president and environmental practice group co-leader
Brown & Riding
Cathy Griffin started working on the environmental side of the insurance industry in the 1980s mainly due to personal interest, but it also proved to be good timing on her part. “I am part of the generation that started Earth Day,” she says, “and it was our generation that started becoming more conscientious about the environment – what was being released into the air and in the ground. All of that was taking off at that time.”
Since then, Griffin has developed many programs for environmental exposures, including one for doctors reviewing indoor air quality of industrial plants. She also led the development of mold insurance in the 2000s, when few companies were willing to write the exposure. As co-leader of Brown & Riding’s environmental practice group, Griffin demonstrates extensive expertise in evaluating environmental coverages and exposures.