Ask the Leaders is a one-of-a-kind series geared towards helping young professionals grow into leaders within the professional lines community. The guests on Ask the Leaders provide insight into their experiences, knowledge and lessons learned that have helped them develop into some of the top leaders in their field. Topics include career advancement tips, networking opportunities, goal setting, and outside experience needed to become a leader!

This series is hosted by Nate Hartman, Claims Superintendent – Professional Liability at Admiral Insurance Group and Robert McCarthy, MLIS, Executive Lines Broker at Risk Placement Services.

Joseph E. Brunsman
Joe is an author, speaker, and insurance broker. He is a graduate of New Mexico Military Institute and the United States Naval Academy where he obtained a degree in Systems Engineering (Robotics). As an IT he specialized in database management and network security. As a Naval Officer, he held multiple positions on various warships ranging from Electronic Warfare to Combat Information Center Officer. In 2019 he completed his Masters of Law in Cybersecurity Law at the Carey School of Law.  Joe uses his technical background to specialize in solving complex insurance problems for businesses across the country.
He is the co-author of three bestselling books on insurance: True Course: The Definitive Guide for CPA Practice Insurance, Open Before Crisis: Cyber Insurance for CPA Firms, and Damage Control: Cyber Insurance and Compliance. In early 2021, his chapter on Risk Management and Transference Issues in Blockchain Technologies was published in The Emerald Handbook of Blockchain for Business. In addition, he has authored numerous peer reviewed articles found in nationwide magazines. His next book on Tech E&O insurance is slated to be published in late 2022.
Joe has written cybersecurity and insurance law courses for international and national level trade groups. He is the founder of Brunsman Advisory Group, an insurance brokerage focusing on Professional Liability (E&O), Employment Practices, and Cyber Insurance coverages.
You can find him most often on his own YouTube Channel – Joseph Brunsman – where he speaks about the latest in cyber insurance and cybersecurity law.