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McGriff hires Ross, Moriarty to lead National Construction Risk Practice

November 2, 2022

McGriff has hired Danielle Ross as Head of Construction – Risk Management in its new National Construction – Risk Management practice. Ross brings more than 17 years of experience in the construction industry as an underwriter and broker of complex risk management programs for national and international contractors. She most recently spent nine years with national brokers within their respective national practice groups.

The Texas native earned her bachelor’s degree in political science at Baylor University. She also earned an MBA from the University of Texas at Dallas.

In this new role, Ross will be focused on building out the new Construction – Risk Management practice. She will use her experience to help drive growth, identify further investment, provide support and act as a resource for McGriff teams working with large construction accounts. Ross will be based in Dallas.

McGriff has also hired Dana Moriarity as Casualty Leader for the National Construction Risk Management practice. Moriarity has more than 15 years of experience in the construction industry as an underwriter and broker of complex national risk management accounts. She has spent the last five years within other national brokers' national risk management practices.

Moriarity earned a bachelor’s degree in communications and public relations from Eastern Illinois University.

Based in Denver, Moriarity will be focused on leading the casualty segment of the National Construction – Risk Management practice.

McGriff’s Construction – Risk Management practice

Under the leadership of Regional President Robert Drew, McGriff’s National Construction practice has been a key specialty area for McGriff for many years. The Construction – Risk Management practice – a newly established segment of McGriff’s Construction practice – will focus on large construction accounts, expanding the firm’s service offerings to support existing and prospective national risk management accounts.

“National construction accounts require unique skills, experience, and resources to meet clients’ needs in this important area,” said Patrick Maguire, National Director, Specialty at McGriff. “The establishment of this dedicated team is a natural progression of McGriff’s continued growth in the Construction industry, building upon our strong foundation particularly as we encounter further expansion in the construction industry.” 

About McGriff

A subsidiary of Truist Insurance Holdings, McGriff is a full-service insurance broker providing risk management and insurance solutions to clients across the United States. The firm’s coverages include commercial property and casualty, corporate bonding and surety services, cyber, management liability, captives and alternative risk transfer programs, small business, employee benefits, title insurance, personal lines, and life and health. 

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