Meet PSA’s Cannabis Insurance Experts

Posted in: Commercial Insurance

Whether you own a dispensary, grow facility, processing operation, testing lab, or other cannabis business, it is crucial to have the right risk management plan in place. Despite all the attention given to this fast-growing industry, there are a limited number of insurers and coverage options. With access to all the insurers covering cannabis companies and our wide network of consultants, PSA’s Cannabis insurance experts can help you make sure that your cannabis business is well protected. 

Our cannabis experts stay abreast of the ever-evolving cannabis landscape. Our knowledgeable team does this by monitoring state and federal regulatory changes and actively participating in all cannabis related events. With years of experience in the insurance industry, all three of our cannabis experts specialize in numerous coverage options including: 

  • General Liability 
  • Product Liability 
  • Property Coverage 
  • Crop Coverage 
  • Transit Coverage 
  • Professional Liability 
  • Worker’s Compensation 
  • Directors and Officers Liability Insurance 
  • Cyber Liability Insurance 
  • Health Insurance 

Meet The Team 

Steve Sherman, J.D. — Account Executive, Head of Cannabis Team 

As one of the country’s top Cannabis insurance experts, Steve Sherman leads PSA’s Cannabis insurance team. Steve is responsible for securing specialty coverages for cannabis growers, processors, dispensaries, security firms, and consultants who serve the cannabis industry. He also specializes in various risk management solutions for physicians, lawyers and other professionals. Steve navigates the complexities within this marketplace and helps his clients select the right risk management plan for their cannabis business.  

Along with being the head of PSA’s cannabis team, Steve also leads PSA’s legal malpractice insurance experts, who specialize in serving law firms ranging from local solo practices to nationwide firms with over 250 attorneys. 

Business/Customer Service Philosophy 

“I am proud of my reputation in the community as a trusted confidant. Developing and honoring  trust with my clients is most important to me, which is why I treat them as if they were my  family.” 

Angela Openshaw, CPCU, CIC, CRM, CAWC, & ACSR — VP of Commercial Division, Senior Client Manager & Education Consultant 

Angela Openshaw joined PSA in 2018. With over 20 years of experience working in the P&C insurance industry, Angela uses her vast knowledge to advise and solve our clients most complex risks. Along with being PSA’s Vice President of Commercial Divisions and a Senior Client Manager, she also serves as an education consultant advising, and training fellow employees based on their educational goals.  

Angela joined PSA’s Cannabis insurance team to not only assist in managing current and perspective clients, but to also learn more about the industry. She is deeply versed in legislative complexities that surround the cannabis industry. After learning about the health benefits of cannabis and the limited number of carriers it has, Angela is dedicated to helping her clients find the proper risk management coverages that satisfy all their needs.  

Business/Customer Service Philosophy 

“It is our job to protect our clients. We must be available, knowledgeable, ethical  and  invaluable.” 

Jenny Wing — Client Manager, Risk Placement Specialist  

Jenny Wing joined PSA as a Client Manager in 2019. As part of the Commercial insurance division, Jenny specializes in property and casualty insurance. With over 12 years of experience in the industry, Jenny uses her vast knowledge to assure her clients’ businesses are protected in the event of physical commercial property loss and liability claims. 

Jenny joined PSA’s Cannabis insurance team to engage in the relatively new and changing cannabis environment. She handles day-to-day client support needs for PSA cannabis clients.  

Business/Customer Service Philosophy 

“Our goal is to put our clients’ minds at ease by staying aware of the risks that our cannabis  providers face while navigating the rapidly evolving insurance market. We have a strong  reputation in the industry with our no-nonsense approach, accessibility and experience. We pick  up the phone when you call and treat you like family.” 

Want to learn more about PSA’s Cannabis Insurance Services?  

The cannabis industry is rapidly evolving with plenty of risk for business owners. By actively working with your insurance consultant, you can better protect your business. If you need assistance evaluating your current policies or selecting a comprehensive coverage plan, contact Steve at ssherman@psafinancial.com.