Risk Strategies Broker Blair Wunderlich Recognized as a 2021 Fine Arts Power Broker

Topics: Fine Arts

Blair Wunderlich, Risk Advisor, Risk Strategies

Blair Wunderlich
Risk Advisor
DeWitt Stern, New York

When Caitlin Berry, director of Caitlin Berry Fine Art, started her own business, she turned to Blair Wunderlich for guidance in all things insurance.

“Having insurance that protected and covered me was most important when I started, and I collaborated with Blair immediately to get set up.”

When the pandemic hit this year, things got a little hairy. “I was lucky that I was already operating in a virtual world, but because all transactions moved to online, cyber was a big concern,” Berry explained.

Wunderlich encouraged her to think about the way she conducted online business.

“There’s all these new places for transactions — Venmo, PayPal. Blair was really innovative in keeping me covered through all these different means.”

When another client at an art museum near the coast started his position last year, he was surprised to see how the museum historically handled named storm events. The museum would package, box up and ship its art to a designated location outside of harm’s way.

“But as you can imagine, the risk of transportation cost us more than named storm coverage might.”

In stepped Wunderlich, who contacted and started the dialogue with several carriers regarding the museum’s named storm cover.

In the end, the museum’s team stayed on with their original carrier all while adding this important coverage to the mix.

“Now we have special moving boxes that we take up to our building’s third floor, wrapped in plastic, in the event of a named storm.” And this has paid off, considering the museum was in the path of eight named storms in 2020.

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What is a Power Broker?

Risk & Insurance Power Broker® is an individual who stands out among their peers for the exceptional client work they delivered over the past year. While brokers play many key roles in the insurance industry and risk profession, a Power Broker® award recognizes problem solving, customer service and industry knowledge.

Our goal is to broadly recognize and promote outstanding risk management and customer service among the brokerage community.

Who selects the winners?

Power Brokers are selected by risk managers based on the strength of the testimonials they provide to a team of 15 Risk & Insurance editors and writers.

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