Press release

Stephen Horstkamp appointed US Chemical Practice Leader

NEW YORK |  June 28, 2022

Marsh, the world’s leading insurance broker and risk advisor, announced today the appointment of Stephen Horstkamp as US Chemical Practice Leader. In this role, effective July 1, Mr. Horstkamp is responsible for leading Marsh’s dedicated team of more than 100 specialists in delivering best-in-class risk solutions to chemical companies across the US.

Based in Boston, Mr. Horstkamp will report to David Carlson, US Manufacturing and Automotive Practice Leader. Mr. Horstkamp succeeds Mary Russell, who is retiring from the firm.

Mr. Horstkamp brings 25 years of experience working in the chemical sector to the role, having served as a process safety and operations engineer for a large chemical manufacturer and a chemical insurance underwriter before joining Marsh’s Chemical Practice in 2019 as a Vice President. 

Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Carlson said: “The US chemical industry is undergoing unprecedented change in response to an evolving risk landscape, which in turn is creating a host of new challenges and opportunities for chemical companies. Steve’s extensive industry knowledge and experience make him the ideal person to lead this team forward as we help our clients navigate this new world of risk and build resilience.” 

Mr. Horstkamp added: “From increased regulatory pressure to geopolitical uncertainty and supply chain disruptions, US chemical companies need a risk advisor that understands their business and can help them effectively anticipate, mitigate, and transfer the risks they face. I look forward to leading Marsh’s team of chemical industry specialists and to playing a critical role in providing the risk transfer solutions that contribute to our clients' success."


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