Dr. George D. Young Award

Recipients of The Dr. George D. Young Awards

This award was established in 1984 to honor an individual for his or her professional excellence and service to the IRU. It is named in memory of Dr. George D. Young, one of the IRUA’s eight original founding members and a past President of IRUA.

From 1969 until his death in April of 1984, Dr. Young was Senior Vice President in charge of reinsurance for National Indemnity Company and other affiliates of the Berkshire Hathaway Reinsurance Group. He held a Master’s Degree from Cornell University, Ithaca, New York and a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri.

2017
Michael C. Sowa
Aspen Re

2016
Jeremy R. Wallis
Wallis Consulting & Arbitration/IRUA Executive Director

2015
James A. Brost
Holborn Corporation

2013
Paul Walther
Reinsurance Directions, Inc.& Journal of Reinsurance
Editor 1999-2014

2012
Francis V. Bigley, Jr.
Farmers Mutual Hail Ins.Co. of Iowa

2011
Robert A. Calinoff, Esq.
Calinoff & Katz

2009
Anthony Joseph
Lloyd’s America, Inc.

2008
Judith Vogel
Arch Reinsurance Company

2007
Kevin Shea
Signet Star Re

2006
Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa
Signet Star Reinsurance
EMC Reinsurance Company

2005
John N. Reinman
Guy Carpenter & Company LLC

2004
Dan Burke
John B. Collins Associates

2003
Gordon Olver
Signet Star Re

2002
Robert E. Evans, Jr.
Magna Carta Group

2001
K. Scott Norris
MSI Re Management, Inc.

2000
Robert A. Calinoff, Esq.
Calinoff & Katz

1997
William Rutledge
Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa

1995
David Gustafson
Tokio Re Corporation

1994
Leo Heifetz
E.W. Blanch Company

1993
Robert Lippincott III
AXA Reinsurance

1992
William Griffiths
New England Re

1991
Charles E. Erickson
Signet Star Reinsurance Company

1990
Richard E. Haskins
EMC Reinsurance Company

1989
Donald L. Cole
WR. Berkley – Signet Star

1988
Robert L. Sias
Signet Star

1987
Donald D. Bockelman
Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa

1986
Robert F. VanSant
Northeastern Re Insurance of Hartford

1985
A. Edward Gschwind
American Royal Re Company