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Conner Strong & Buckelew’s Edward Cooney Receives Business Insurance 2022 Break Out Award

April 28, 2022

Partner in Public Entity Practice honored for industry leadership and professional accomplishments

CAMDEN, NJ (April 27, 2022) – Conner Strong & Buckelew, a leading insurance brokerage and employee benefits consulting firm, announces the recognition of Edward Cooney in Business Insurance’s Break Out Awards program. The annual Break Out Awards program recognizes 40 top professionals across the United States who are on track to be the next leaders in the risk management and property/casualty insurance field.

Cooney is a Partner and Senior Account Executive in the firm’s Public Entity Practice, as well as Co-Chair of its Cyber Practice. Throughout his ten-plus years with Conner Strong & Buckelew, Cooney has assumed several progressive leadership roles across the firm. In addition to his current, primary client service responsibilities, he plays a leading role in the firm’s insurance and risk management think-tank focused on delivering cyber education and security solutions to clients.

“Ed is a trusted partner to his clients and a terrific teammate to his colleagues. This recognition speaks volumes about the contributions he has made to our organization and our industry,” said Michael Tiagwad, President & Chief Executive Officer, Conner Strong & Buckelew. “As this award demonstrates, Ed’s leadership and commitment to excellence certainly do not go unnoticed, and I join the entire team at Conner Strong & Buckelew in congratulating him on this achievement.”

Cooney remains one the firm’s foremost experts on the topic of cyber risk management. He closely follows the ever-changing cyber threat landscape to provide his clients with proactive cybersecurity solutions, including a comprehensive, proprietary cyber risk management program he successfully developed and implemented for a large group of New Jersey-based public entities.

Cooney has been with Conner Strong & Buckelew for the majority of his professional career. Prior to joining the Public Entity team, he held account management roles within the Life Science & Technology Practice. He also interned with the firm’s Risk Control department.

About Conner Strong & Buckelew
Conner Strong & Buckelew is among America’s largest insurance brokerage, 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.

The company provides insurance and risk services to a wide-range of industries including but not limited to construction, education, healthcare, hospitality & gaming, life science & technology, public entity and real estate. Additionally, Conner Strong & Buckelew and its affiliates offer a number of innovative and specialty solutions which include captive strategies, construction wrap-ups, executive risk, safety and risk control, and private client services.

Founded in 1959 with offices in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Massachusetts, Florida, and Delaware, Conner Strong & Buckelew has a team of 450+ professionals, serving clients throughout the United States and abroad.”

About Business Insurance’s Break Out Awards
Business Insurance’s Break Out Awards program honors 40 top professionals on track to be the next leaders in the risk management and property/casualty insurance field. Break Out winners from across the United States are recognized for their leadership and professional skills and can be working in any area of the industry – risk managers, brokers, insurers, reinsurers, MGAs, MGUs, wholesalers, captive managers, TPAs, lawyers and other providers serving the commercial insurance sector.

About Business Insurance:
Business Insurance is a singular, authoritative news and information source for executives focused upon risk management, risk transfer and risk financing. With information for risk managers, insurers, brokers and other providers of insurance products and services, Business Insurance delivers in-depth analysis on new and emerging risks, case studies of successful programs, market intelligence on trends, and guidance on how to capitalize on opportunities and overcome challenges. Business Insurance covers core risk management and insurance areas such as property/casualty insurance, captive insurance and other alternative risk transfer vehicles, and enterprise risk management.

Business Insurance provides in-depth coverage of specific industries such as health care, construction, transportation and energy. You will also read about the latest trends in specialty risks such as cyber liability, political risk, reputational risk and emerging risks such as green energy and fracking. We also cover workers compensation. We explore the technology and processes that facilitate the management of risk and the delivery of insurance products and services. Business Insurance covers the operational and strategic concerns of brokers, insurers, reinsurers and consultants for the industry. Delivered in a multi-media mix, including a monthly print magazine, and daily online and mobile news, Business Insurance helps readers do their jobs better.


Practice Leader

Edward Cooney, MBA

Partner, Senior Account Executive, Underwriting Manager Public Entity Practice