Veteran Insurance Exec Enhances Broker’s Industry-Leading Service Capabilities for Architects and Engineers

by | Aug 16, 2021 | architects and engineers, Important, News

News Release


WASHINGTON, DC, August 16, 2021 – Ames & Gough, a leading insurance broker and risk management consultant specializing in serving design professionals, law firms, associations/nonprofits and other professional service organizations, today announced the appointment of Lauren Rhodes Martin as risk management and claims specialist focusing on the firm’s architect and engineer accounts.

In her new role, Martin, who is based in the Ames & Gough Washington, DC office, will work directly with the firm’s partners and client executives on all aspects of design firm clients’ risk management, including contract reviews, claims advocacy, loss prevention training and advice. Ames & Gough currently has more than 1,700 design firm clients in all parts of the U.S.

“As many parts of the country emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, design firms face the challenge of balancing exciting growth opportunities with a dynamic operating environment marked by accelerating and complex risks,” said Matt Gough, president, Ames & Gough. “With her vast insurance industry experience and career-long focus on architects and engineers Lauren brings a valuable and timely resource to our team and clients. We’re delighted that she is joining our team and look forward to her contributions to our clients and our firm.”

Martin joins Ames & Gough following a distinguished career of nearly 35 years at CNA, where she held positions of increasing responsibility in claims and client management, culminating with her appointment in 2018 as A/E Platinum Accounts Director. For more than three decades she was directly responsible for handling architect and engineer errors and omissions (E&O) claims.

About Ames & Gough
With more than 1,700 architects, engineering firms, and other construction professionals of all sizes as clients, Ames & Gough is the leading specialty insurance brokerage and risk consulting firm serving the needs of these professionals. Ames & Gough also has established itself as a committed, superior resource for law firms and associations and nonprofit organizations in need of professional liability, management liability, and property/casualty insurance and risk management assistance. Established in 1992, the firm has offices in Boston, MA; Philadelphia, PA; Orlando, FL; and Washington, DC. Clients throughout the U.S. are served by a team of more than 40 professionals and staff located in the four offices. Visit the Ames & Gough website at