Derek Whipple Joins Alliant Insurance Services
Alliant adds power expertise to Energy & Marine Specialty vertical
NEWPORT BEACH, CA — Derek Whipple has joined Alliant Insurance Services as Senior Vice President, Energy & Marine. Whipple’s employment significantly enriches and expands the Alliant Energy & Marine capabilities located on the West Coast.
Whipple has a long tenure in the insurance brokerage world and a specialized focus on power-related energy. “Derek’s unique combination of engineering and finance expertise adds a more robust service offering to our E&M Power team,” said John Ludwig, Co-COO, Alliant Specialty. “His knowledge will prove invaluable to our clients, markets, and the overall Alliant family as we continue to grow.”
Prior to joining Alliant, Whipple held a variety of broking and leadership positions in the power and energy sectors. His 25-plus years of experience includes power generation, conventional thermal plants, such as gas and coal-fired facilities to renewable energy including solar, wind, storage, and alternative technologies. His experience spans both operations and construction programs, which includes contractual risk transfer, alternative capital structures, and business interruption associated with the competitive power markets.
Whipple began his career as a field engineer for a large highly protected risk carrier. Whipple earned a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of British Columbia and an MBA with an emphasis in Finance from Washington State University. Whipple is a licensed fire protection engineer in the state of Washington.
Whipple can be reached at (510) 233-3301 or Derek.Whipple@alliant.com. Whipple is based in the San Francisco office of Alliant.