Assurex Global Elects Kristy Furrer to Board of Directors

COLUMBUS, OHIO – Kristy Furrer, senior vice president and vice chair of Woodruff-Sawyer & Co. in San Francisco, California, has been elected to the Board of Directors of Assurex Global, the world’s largest privately held commercial insurance, risk management and employee benefits brokerage group.

“Kristy comes from one of our most innovative and globally experienced firms,” said Matt Donnelly, Assurex Global chairman and managing director of Griffiths & Armour in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

“She has deep international expertise and has served on our International Executive Committee for many years. Kristy has also been involved with several initiatives around international business development and training.”

Kristy’s insurance background comprises technology, key risk management, and brokerage consulting positions, including treasury and finance positions for Silicon Graphics. She has also worked with a number of insurance brokerage firms, including Sedgwick James, where she was a senior account executive. Kristy received her bachelor’s degree from St. Mary’s College and her MBA in finance/risk management from Golden Gate University.

“We are extremely proud of Kristy’s appointment to the board, as it reflects her leadership and expertise within the industry and reinforces our commitment to remain an active and engaged Partner of Assurex Global,” said Andy Barrengos, CEO of Woodruff-Sawyer & Co.

Stan Loar, chairman of Woodruff-Sawyer added, “Assurex Global has been and will continue to be a critical element to our success, and we are thrilled that Kristy will be representing us in this leadership position.”

Kristy also serves on Assurex Global’s North American Regional Steering Committee.

About Assurex Global
Assurex Global is the world’s largest privately-held commercial insurance, risk management and employee benefits brokerage group. The company operates as an exclusive partnership, supported by more than 100 of the world’s most respected and successful insurance brokers.

About Woodruff-Sawyer & Co.
Founded in 1918, Woodruff-Sawyer is one of the largest independent insurance brokerage and consulting firms in the nation, and serves as the broker of choice for thousands of companies ranging from growing start-ups to multinational corporations.