Brian Johnson

Brian E. Johnson ACAS, MAAA is the Chief Underwriting Officer for the Nonprofits Insurance Alliance. Mr. Johnson has worked in the consulting, insurance and re-insurance industry for 28 years. Prior to joining the Alliance, Mr. Johnson managed a Treaty Reinsurance Underwriting/Costing team at Swiss Re. Prior to Swiss Re, he was with Employers Re from 2003-2006 as a Senior Underwriter/Account Executive and a Senior Actuary. Mr. Johnson was with American Re from 1996-2003 and held the positions of Underwriting Risk Manager, Treaty Underwriting Manager and Actuarial Manager. He began his career in 1989 in the Actuarial field with Ernst & Young as an Actuarial Consultant in Atlanta and also worked as a Primary Insurance Rating Actuary at USF&G in Baltimore. Mr. Johnson holds a BS in Mathematics/Actuarial Science from Penn State University and is an Associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries. Mr. Johnson has worked with various nonprofits in the past including serving on the board of the Mid-State Literacy Council in Central Pennsylvania.

Recent Posts

Contractual Liability: How Nonprofits Can Protect Themselves and Their Communities

May 05, 2021 by Brian Johnson posted in Risk Management, Member Resources

In any negotiated agreement, each party should be liable for the things over which they have control.

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ISC Done Right is Important to Overall Nonprofit Risk Management

January 31, 2020 by Brian Johnson posted in About NIA, Insurance 101, Coverages

by Brian Johnson and Ren Agarwal

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Serving Alcohol at Celebratory Events? Guidelines to Follow

February 06, 2019 by Brian Johnson posted in Risk Management

While many of us love adorning workspaces with heavenly flowers and heart-shaped cards that mark Valentine’s Day, executive directors and HR departments often worry about how they can safely serve alcohol at special events on this or any special occasion. Irresponsible hosting can result in claims and lawsuits, especially in alcohol-related accidents. Whether the happy celebration is to revel or to raise funds, here are some factors to consider when determining how to reduce risks at these spirited gatherings.

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The Changing Environment of Sexual Abuse and Liability Insurance

January 14, 2019 by Brian Johnson posted in Risk Management

Over the last decade there have been several high profile cases alleging sexual abuse. Examples include the Bill Cosby sexual assault accusations by more than 50 women, the Sandusky/Penn State cases, the Harvey Weinstein case that accelerated the “Me Too” movement, and ongoing revelations about molestation in the Catholic Church. There have also been a number of large jury awards against nonprofits in several states this year.

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Directors and Officers Insurance vs General Liability: How are they different?

November 26, 2018 by Brian Johnson posted in Insurance 101, Coverages

I have talked to quite a few brokers and nonprofits about insurance. Quite often they will get a quote from Nonprofits Insurance Alliance and call me directly to ask about it. If I am called directly by one of our members, I always ask if they’ve talked to their insurance broker. The insurance broker should always be the first point of contact about a nonprofit’s insurance needs. I discussed in a previous blog how to better work with your insurance broker.

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