Aon Broker Trisha Blau Recognized as a 2023 Environmental Power Broker
Trisha Blau, Managing Director, Aon
Life handed many of us challenges in 2022. It handed Trisha Blau a handful. Luckily, she came prepared.
First, a superfund site, a former landfill the purchase and development of which would make it an industrial park, bringing jobs to a Denver neighborhood, assuming it could meet stringent environmental insurance requirements.
“Trish is able to use her background as an environmental engineer to guide the attorneys and developer,” said Lynx Chan, principal at LC Development Consultants. “She not only helped secure multiple quotes from the market, but she’s also involved in negotiation sessions with the developer.”
Blau also tackled the purchase of an island where 30 years of cleanup efforts have followed decades of use as a naval base. She created separate policies for known and unknown exposures (carefully crafted to dovetail with the Navy’s ongoing responsibility for remediating the property), even pointing out risks other stakeholders weren’t aware of. She was then able to add an additional 100-plus acres previously used as an artillery range to the program and append additional coverage to avoid diluting its limits.
Last but not least, Blau put months of preparation into one of the largest infrastructure removal projects in U.S. history, proactively developing relationships with all stakeholders, using actuarial data to lay the groundwork for eventually going to market, and explaining the data to the satisfaction of insurers and state representatives alike.
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