Chicago, Illinois

December 23, 2019


Allied Public Risk, LLC, through its Allied Winery Risk division, is pleased to announce Gregory Locher’s return to the winery space as lead executive of our proprietary property & liability insurance program. “I am delighted to be reconnected with many of my past colleagues and look forward to providing meaningful risk management solutions for the country’s premier wineries,” says Locher. He further adds, “Allied Winery Risk comprises best-in-class industry experts and proper re/insurance support to ensure clients receive customized protection, fair premiums, and stable property/stock capacity.”

The Allied Winery Risk program was designed specifically for select wineries and custom crush facilities in California, Oregon, and Washington. Coverages are tailored to the industry and include property, stock, crime, business liability, business auto, and excess liability. Policies are underwritten by an AM Best Rated AXV admitted carrier that is well ensconced and committed to the winery industry.

Paul Fuller, CEO of Allied Public Risk, comments, “Allied Winery Risk was built to be a trusted and sustainable safe-harbor for leading wineries, and we are fortunate to have Greg and his team of subject matter experts as part of our organization.” The Allied Winery Risk team supporting Mr. Locher includes fellow industry veterans Tonya Fuller as underwriting manager and Nancy Gee as senior underwriter. Additional staffing announcements will be made in early 2020.

For more information on Allied Public Risk, please visit our website at

Press Contact:

Gregory Locher

Lead Executive & Program Manager

Allied Winery Risk

415 378 9999

About Allied Public Risk, LLC:

Headquartered in Chicago, Allied Public Risk is a national managing general underwriter (MGU) specializing in select industry segments including public entities, water utilities, emergency services organizations, and joint powers authorities. Allied Winery Risk will be underwritten from offices in San Francisco and Napa.

Alternative Markets Introduction of the Public Risk Special Excess Retained Limit Coverage Form (PRSERL)

Allied Public Risk – Alternative Markets, is pleased to introduce the Public Risk Special Excess Retained Limit Coverage Form (PRSERL). This new policy was designed for the benefit of our brokers and insureds to provide the same broad coverage, but in a streamlined and easy to use format.  The carrier will remain the same, only the underwriting company will change. The policy is admitted in 46 states, non-admitted in AK and FL and not available in ID and ME.  The carrier boasts an A.M. Best “A” XV (Excellent) rating.

The form is a simplified approach that offers more coverage certainty than other public entity liability packages. All major lines of coverage are combined in one policy to eliminate potential gaps and reduce redundancies. The policy construction is logical and easy to use with alphabetized exclusions, definitions and conditions.

It is our intention to quote all new business on this new form.  We will transition renewal accounts at anniversary. Per compliance with statutory requirements, APR will send each of our policyholders a letter related to the transition to the new policy form. With this, policyholders will also receive an overview of the PRSERL coverage form and any changes to their policy. The form is located under our Alternative Markets page for you to download.

Thanks again for your continued support of APR!