CAC Specialty Announces Creation of Natural Resources Specialty Practice and Hiring of Two Key Executives, Lisa Harris and Gary King
Sep 21, 2020
HOUSTON, TX – September 21, 2020 – CAC Specialty (“CAC”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Lisa Harris as Executive Vice President of Client Service and Gary King as Executive Chairman for its newly-formed Natural Resources Practice. The Natural Resources Practice will warehouse CAC’s key resources focused on serving clients in the energy, mining, power, and alternative energy sectors.
Harris joins CAC Specialty with more than 17 years’ experience in the insurance brokerage industry; most recently, she served as Managing Director at Marsh JLT Specialty. King joins from McGriff, where he has been a leading client advisor and thought leader in the Energy and Marine Division for 20 years.
Harris and King will work alongside Josh Kirklin, EVP of the Oil and Gas Practice. The Oil and Gas Practice is based out of Cobbs Allen’s Houston office, which will rebrand as CAC Specialty as part of CAC’s new Natural Resources initiative. Kirklin and Robert Plumb co-founded Cobbs Allen’s Energy practice in 2016. “We are confident that Lisa’s client focus, strong market relationships, and broad market respect will help drive further client momentum in this space. Gary King is one of the brightest minds in our industry and I could not be happier about partnering with him to serve our clients,” added Kirklin.
“We are thrilled to welcome Lisa and Gary to the team and to launch CAC’s Natural Resources Practice. This is the first of many steps towards the alignment of our businesses to position us to bring specialty resources to our natural resources clients. We are focused on bringing specialist talent to our clients, which is a critical part of our U.S. growth strategy,” said Bruce Denson Jr., President at CAC Specialty and Cobbs Allen.
“The entrepreneurial and client-focused spirit at CAC are deeply aligned with my own, and I cannot wait to join CAC and continue to grow this amazing team,” said Harris.
“Leading companies in the natural resource industry are demanding the kind of thought leadership, innovation, service quality, and independence that CAC and Cobbs Allen are building. Aligning these requirements with private ownership will continue to help CAC attract highly motivated partners that will deliver the best results for clients. I am delighted to be joining an organization that has a clear vision and deliberate execution strategy in an industry that I feel so passionate about,” added King.
Cobbs Allen and CAC Specialty have been one of the fastest-growing insurance brokers since CAC was launched last year as clients are looking for alternatives to some of the more traditional brokers.