Conner Strong & Buckelew Creates New Enterprise Risk Management Practice to Help Clients Strengthen Their Organization’s Risk Oversight

May 13, 2021

Insurance Industry Veteran and Thought Leader Ed Hanna Named to Fill New Role

CAMDEN, NJ (May 13, 2021) – Conner Strong & Buckelew, a leading insurance, risk management and employee benefits brokerage and consulting firm, announced today it welcomes industry thought leader, Ed Hanna, as Vice President of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM). Hanna has over 20 years’ experience helping clients create meaningful and efficient ERM programs that allow senior leaders and boards to foster more risk aware cultures and promote timely decision making without creating overly complex bureaucracies that stifle agility.

This investment epitomizes the firm’s strategic objectives to further develop and expand industry expertise, navigate challenging markets, foster innovation, and promote mutual growth with clients.  In this newly created position, Hanna will oversee the development and delivery of new technologies and services to better manage risk.  The practice will work closely with Major Accounts and Employee Benefits Divisions to bring services full circle by mapping risks to commercial and human capital insurance solutions. Further, clients will gain awareness of non-insurable risks too often managed in silos and be positioned to make better decisions to mitigate the downside and capitalize on the upside of risk.

“As Conner Strong continues to grow, we’re excited to expand our service offering by bringing Ed on board to head up our Enterprise Risk Management practice,” said Michael Tiagwad, President and CEO of Conner Strong & Buckelew. “An effective ERM process is an important strategic tool for business leaders, and with Ed’s expertise, we’re delighted to bring these valuable insights and solutions to our clients“.

Hanna has extensive experience with both enterprise and insurance-based risk management solutions in a broad range of industry verticals.  Most recently he served as the Commercial and Sales Leader for RCM&D’s Pennsylvania operations.  Hanna is also an active member of the insurance industry and serves as Chair of the Board of Directors for the Insurance Society of Philadelphia.

About Conner Strong & Buckelew
Conner Strong & Buckelew is among America’s largest insurance, risk management and employee benefits brokerage and consulting firms. The firm is an industry leader in providing high-risk businesses with comprehensive solutions to prevent losses, manage claims, and drive bottom line growth. Its employee benefits practice focuses on providing best-in-class benefits administration, health and wellness programs and strategic advisory services.

Founded in 1959 with offices in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Delaware, Florida, and Georgia, Conner Strong & Buckelew has a team of nearly 450 professionals, serving clients throughout the United States and abroad. For more information, visit or follow us on LinkedIn (@ConnerStrong&Buckelew), Twitter (@connerstrong), Facebook (@connerstrongbuckelew) and Instagram (@connerstrongbuckelew).



Risk Management

Ed Hanna
Vice President, Enterprise Risk Management Practice Leader