Disaster Resilience Center of Excellence

A Strategic Approach

The Marsh McLennan Disaster Resilience Center of Excellence delivers insights, expertise and capabilities to help public sector leaders prepare for, mitigate against, insure, and recover from disasters.

We offer a range of solutions that address risks across the continuum of disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.


  • Catastrophe mapping and modeling
  • Risk and vulnerability assessments
  • Pre-disaster economic & physical analysis

Hazard Mitigation / Climate Adaptation

  • ESG consulting
  • Incentivizing resilience and mitigation
  • Infrastructure assessment


  • Insurance brokerage services
  • Reinsurance brokerage services
  • Alternative risk transfer solutions (including Insurance Linked Securities, Parametric solutions, and Community-Based Catastrophe Insurance)
  • Credit risk services
  • Policy management


  • FEMA grant assistance
  • Claims recovery programs 
Marsh McLennan on Resilience
Marsh McLennan on Resilience


Global Risks Report 2023

Tougher trade-offs risk eroding climate action, human development and future resilience.


Partnering With Purpose

Strengthening National-Level Resilience in the UK through more Dynamic Public-Private Interactions


Building Confidence in the Future

Greater efforts to measure national-level resilience will strengthen public governance, decision-making, and investment.


Community-Based Catastrophe Insurance

A model for closing the disaster protection gap.


Risk Resilience Report

Today, organizations can no longer view risks as a single threat vector.


Building National Resilience

Explores the key issues for national and subnational governments, focusing on effective country-level risk management.


Partnering with Purpose

This report examines the opportunities for stronger interactions between public and private sectors.


Pandemic Risk Report

Although the proliferation of vaccines and other developments have helped to drive economic growth, businesses have suffered substantial revenue declines.

In the news

Marsh McLennan’s Daniel Kaniewski highlights innovative resilience incentives

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Marsh McLennan’s Daniel Kaniewski says the US must prepare for a cyber disaster

Marsh McLennan’s Daniel Kaniewski says the US must prepare for a cyber disaster as more critical infrastructure is targeted by nefarious actors.

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Marsh McLennan's Richard Smith-Bingham highlights how to build national resilience

Marsh McLennan's Richard Smith-Bingham highlights how to build national resilience during challenging periods involving climate change, cyber threats, and economic instability.

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Marsh McLennan’s Daniel Kaniewski discusses FEMA recovery programs

Marsh McLennan’s Daniel Kaniewski discusses FEMA recovery programs for the Kentucky tornadoes and the role of insurance.

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A resilience framework for the future

Mitigate the consequences of risks and disruptions that materialize by making disaster resilience a priority in security programs.

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Senate Hearing On The National Flood Insurance Program

Featuring Daniel Kaniewski, Marsh McLennan

Senate Hearing On The National Flood Insurance Program

Featuring Daniel Kaniewski, Marsh McLennan


How Do We Encourage Greater Flood Insurance Coverage in America?

This hearing examined the overall level and availability of flood insurance in America.


Hurricane Resource Center

If your organization is affected by a hurricane or tropical storm, we can help you manage business interruption, prepare insurance claims, and support employees.


Protecting our Planet and the Public Purse

Most catastrophe losses, whether caused by natural perils or other events, represent unbudgeted demands on public finances.


2023 State of Flood Report

Flood risk is rising with more floods, in more places, more frequently. Learn about proactive solutions for flood resilience.


Flood Risk Index

The Marsh McLennan Flood Risk Index showcases the firm’s unparalleled expertise in flood risk assessment and management.


Sunk Costs

Flood risk is the most pervasive among natural disasters. Climate change and the increasing concentrations of population and assets in exposed areas are.


Marsh McLennan Responds to Climate Effects on Insurance

Responding to this Request for Information from the Federal Insurance Office.

In the news

Swiss Re, Guy Carpenter & ICEYE deliver NYC parametric flood insurance

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Guy Carpenter’s Julian Enoizi suggests five ways to narrow flood protection gap in Capitol Hill testimony

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Marsh McLennan releases the Climate Action Navigator from the Oliver Wyman Forum

The Climate Action Navigator helps public and private sector leaders plot a path through climate science. It identifies emissions levels for 22 industry sectors in 12 global regions and quantifies the effects of different carbon-reduction strategies.

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Desperation grows as New Orleans residents struggle to recover from Ida

Marsh McLennan’s Daniel Kaniewski discusses Hurricane Ida recovery efforts and how FEMA has changed since Katrina.

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Major changes in federal flood insurance program urged by U.S. Senate panel

Marsh McLennan’s Daniel Kaniewski testifies on National Flood Insurance Program.

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Mitigating Wildfires

Featuring Robert Reader, Guy Carpenter

Mitigating Wildfires

Featuring Robert Reader, Guy Carpenter


Quantifying Insurance Benefits of a Nature-based Approach to Reducing Risk

Communities are looking for innovative approaches to reduce the occurrence and impacts of wildfire.

In the news

Guy Carpenter’s Jake Clark on wildfire risk and Community-Based Catastrophe Insurance

Jake Clark, managing director, U.S. public sector at Guy Carpenter, discusses wildfire losses and risk management, and the potential for community-based catastrophe insurance programs.


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Guy Carpenter launches ground-breaking European wildfire risk score

Guy Carpenter launches a Wildfire Risk Score designed to help clients manage their exposure to the evolving risk of wildfire across Europe.

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Learn more about our leaders 
Jonathan Clark
Head of Public Sector, North America, Guy Carpenter
Jake is the leader for Guy Carpenter's North America public sector operations. He was formerly an an underwriter with Chubb. In 1992 he joined Guy Carpenter and over the ensuing years has represented regional, national and global insurers across the reinsurance marketplace. In this capacity, he works closely with colleagues and clients across Marsh McLennan.
Ruth Lux
Head of Public Sector, EMEA, Guy Carpenter
Ruth leads the Europe, Middle East and Africa Public Sector practice at Guy Carpenter. Her work supports governments and public sector entities in developing risk transfer solutions to mitigate against the impacts of emerging global and national risks and in building resilience. Previous to joining Guy Carpenter she headed up political and terrorism risk analytics at JLT Specialty.
Chris Sykes
Public Sector, Guy Carpenter
Managing Director Chris Sykes has more than 25 years of experience in reinsurance underwriting, catastrophe reinsurance syndication, and client services. He joined Guy Carpenter in 2008, where he focuses on catastrophe risk management. He spent 10 years with Swiss Re and five years as a Chief Underwriter for North America at Reinsurance Australia Corporation.
Kevin Bryant
U.S. Public Sector Practice Leader, Marsh
Kevin Bryant is Managing Director, US Public Entity Practice Leader at Marsh. He is responsible for the operational, colleague, client and market excellence for the Marsh US Public Entity Practice.
Raymond Hutnik
Practice Leader, FACS Marsh Advisory
Ray is the global practice leader of Marsh Advisory's Financial Risk Consulting Solutions. He provides expertise in the quantification and measurement of property claims and business interruption losses, construction delays, review of economic claims from third parties, and employee theft and fraud losses that can help clients achieve recovery and/or minimize losses resulting from catastrophes.
Reid Sawyer
U.S. Cyber Risk Consulting Leader, Marsh
Reid leads the strategy and delivery of Marsh’s cybersecurity consulting services. Prior to Marsh, he led JLT’s Emerging Risks Group. Reid spent more than 20 years with the US Army, where he acted as a senior advisor on emerging risk trends, served in Special Operations forces, and founded the US Army’s premier strategy group on counterterrorism. He was also a senior faculty member at West Point.
Daniel Kaniewski
Public Sector, Marsh McLennan
Dan is Managing Director, Public Sector, Marsh McLennan. In this role he leads enterprise-wide initiatives that deliver solutions for public sector challenges. Prior, Dan was Deputy Administrator for Resilience at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Before FEMA he led the Global Resilience practice at AIR Worldwide, a catastrophe risk modeling firm.
Julian Enoizi
CEO of Europe, Guy Carpenter
Julian is the Global Head of the Public Sector Practice at Guy Carpenter, the world-leading reinsurance broker part of Marsh McLennan. He was previously CEO of Pool Re, the UK Government-backed terrorism reinsurance mutual, for almost a decade. Julian has extensive experience of working on international and governmental advisory boards.
Bev Adams
Climate Practice Leader, Marsh Advisory
As Consulting Director and Practice Leader at Marsh Advisory, Dr. Bev is responsible for ESG and Sustainability consulting, Climate & Catastrophe Risk and Resilience solutions, and Remote Sensing Services for MMC clients globally across all business sectors, captives/insurers and governments. Before joining Marsh in Bev worked for the World Bank.
Guillermo Franco
Managing Director, Guy Carpenter
Guillermo leads Guy Carpenter’s parametric advisory offerings and supports GC Securities in the design and analysis of parametric cat bonds. He also coordinates research initiatives in the fields of catastrophe risk, parametric risk transfer and nature.
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