Peachtree Special Risk Brokers
Specializing in placing unique and complex accounts, our brokers are insurance and program specialists with access to an extensive network of insurance companies offering excess and surplus lines coverage. We offer a distinct value proposition to retail partners; exceptional coverage experience across a wide range of property and casualty lines of business and access to well-established insurance company relationships often unavailable to retail agencies on a direct basis.
Areas of Specialty
We specialize in property, casualty, and professional liability brokerage. Our key areas of focus are national and regional real estate schedules, habitation (condos and apartments), public entities, builder’s risk, hospitals, nursing homes and ALF, manufacturing and distribution, contractors, restaurants, hotels, and growers. Our national scope of operations and significant market penetration provide us the leverage to negotiate the best terms for our agent customers at more competitive pricing.
Our key strengths are the ability to offer large capacity through both admitted and non-admitted markets, analytics including AIR and RMS, manuscript forms and endorsements, and seasoned claim professionals. Our culture is built on integrity, innovation, superior capabilities, and discipline. We view insurance differently and use our experience, carrier relationships, and principled customer focus to deliver first-class service and solutions.
Meet the Team
Liz assisted in forming Peachtree Special Risk in 2000 after beginning her insurance career at Marsh & McLennan Atlanta in 1993 and transitioning to a wholesale property broker at Gresham & Associates in 1996. She was promoted to President of Peachtree in 2011. Liz was also instrumental in the development and launch of Bridge Specialty Group, which unites more than 25 boutique wholesale brokerage brands, including Peachtree. She was promoted to the Director of Retail Distribution for Bridge Specialty Group in 2021. Liz specializes in layering large public entities and schools, real estate, technical risks, including food processing and agriculture, healthcare, multi-family, and builder’s risk. She also specializes in placing reinsurance for captive programs and risk pools, negotiating manuscript forms, wrap-around coverages, and developing programs for large groups. Liz’s excels at placing catastrophic exposed risks and hard to place loss leaders. Liz graduated from Georgia State University in 1995 with a Masters of Business Administration and a concentration in Risk Management and Insurance. She graduated from the University of Miami in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science in Communications and English. Liz holds insurance licenses in 34 states, including a Georgia Property and Casualty Agent’s License and Georgia Surplus Lines Broker’s License. She has professional designations of Associate in Surplus Lines Insurance and Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter. Liz is currently a member of the President’s Council for the University of Miami and a Risk Management Foundation Trustee for Georgia State University.
John joined Peachtree Special Risk Brokers in 2006. He began building his property book of business when he moved to MacDuff Underwriters in 2007.
John is a graduate of the University of Georgia and holds a BBA in Risk Management and Insurance. John also has an Associate in Risk Management (ARM) and an Accredited Advisor in Insurance (AAI).
John enjoys spending time with his family (wife and two children), traveling, hunting, fishing, and attending UGA football games.
Barry Morris started his career with Lumber Mutual, where he worked for 12 years, managed three states, and was the top producer in consecutive years. When Lumber Mutual closed, he moved to Rankin Insurance in Birmingham, Alabama, for one year until moving to PSR. Barry spent the first five years in the Lake Mary, Florida, PSR office, where he was named Profit Center Leader after four years. That office relocated to St. Petersburg, Florida, in 2008 with three teammates. The office now has 33 teammates in three locations, including Sarasota and Indianapolis.