Underwriter, Burns & Wilcox
As a Commercial Underwriter at Burns & Wilcox in Denver, John Deneen writes hard to place risks on behalf of dozens of insurance carriers in the Excess & Surplus lines market. During his five years in that role, he has balanced the needs and expectations of retail agents and their customers with the realities of the limited yet constantly evolving insurance marketplace for cannabis risks. He has worked hand-in-hand with carriers to develop and expand their cannabis appetites and programs, both for plant-touching and ancillary businesses. He tirelessly strives to ensure that cannabis businesses have access to the broadest and most affordable policies via a diverse and competitive market.