Gina Jones, Vice president and director of environmental programs, Burns & Wilcox
Burns & Wilcox
Gina Jones has long been passionate about the environment, and her specialty in environmental insurance has given her the ability to align her career with this interest. Based in Denver, Jones founded Burns & Wilcox’s environmental center of excellence, and her team acts as subject-matter experts for environmental risks company-wide. Jones is responsible for expanding the company’s environmental practice, including coverages, market access and cultivating production sources, and she has developed diverse environmental programs.
To share her knowledge with the masses, Jones has hosted many environmental continuing education courses, training courses and webinars for industry professionals, internal teams and retail partners. “Almost every insured faces an environmental exposure; however, most do not realize it,” she says. “Clients believe that since they have not had an environmental claim, they do not need coverage. Helping them to understand that absence of loss does not mean absence of risk is one of the greatest challenges we face in our industry.”