A Note from Leadership - Greg Kelder, Divisional Senior Vice President, Head of Claims

Waste Management Riskopolis

The focus of this edition of the Environmental Insider is waste management. From legacy contamination to newly emerging concerns, companies that operate on or near a once functional waste management site can face an array of environmental exposures. Great American Environmental Division’s experienced underwriters, dedicated claims handling unit and technical support staff understand these environmental risks and appreciate the direct impact they can have on a company’s bottom line.

The articles provided in this edition will heighten your awareness of potential environmental exposures that can arise from proximity to on-site and off-site waste management facilities. Whether your client is the owner / operator of a manufacturing company, a solvent recycler, a recycling wastewater treatment plant, a construction / demolition waste landfill, or even the developer of a property near these operations – they are vulnerable to environmental risk.

Working with underwriting experts within Great American’s Environmental Division can help you to recognize, mitigate and protect against dangerous environmental risks that can adversely impact a client’s financial security. We offer a suite of environmental insurance products that can be customized to protect your clients from their specific and unique risks.

Nobody wants a claim to occur, but if a claim does arise, our experienced and talented group of environmental claims professionals are here to help you and your clients by delivering the highest level of professional service. The entrepreneurial culture within Great American empowers our insurance professionals to move quickly and surely in the event of a crisis. We will work diligently to provide the proper resources and tools to mitigate any potential loss.

Please enjoy the following articles and feel free to contact Great American's Environmental Division at any time. We hope you find this information useful, and we look forward to meeting your environmental insurance needs.


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Greg Kelder Divisional Senior Vice President and Manager, Director of Claims
Great American Environmental Division

Greg Kelder is a Divisional Senior Vice President with Great American Environmental and serves as Head of Claims. With more than 28 years of environmental claim experience, he has developed particular business acumen in matters related to emerging environmental risks, as well as broader challenges related to pollution, regulation, water policy and sustainability. After earning his law degree, he obtained his Master’s in Environmental Science and Policy. Greg brings specialized environmental claim support and training to our division and is based out of the Exton, Pennsylvania office.