The Roy G. Nelson Memorial Award

This award was established in 1988 by the IRUA Board of Directors to honor individuals for exemplary service to the Association. The award is named in memory of Mr. Roy G. Nelson, one of the original organizers and first Chairman of the Association’s Education Committee.

Mr. Nelson had a long and distinguished career in reinsurance. He held various underwriting and executive positions with General Re and Skandia America prior to joining Johnson-Higgins/Willis Faber (USA) as its President. He died in March of 1988 after a long and heroic battle with cancer.

Recipients of the Roy G. Nelson Memorial Award

2015
Candice Magee
Farmers Mutual Hail Co. of Iowa

2015
Douglas Rarig
Holborn Corporation

2010
Jeremy R. Wallis
Mapfre Re

2008
Matt Rose
Axiom Intermdediaries, Inc.

2007
Paul Walther
Reinsurance Directions, Inc.

2006
Michelle J. Mahoney
Dorinco Reinsurance Company

2004
Mary K. Clancy
Intermediaries & Reinsurance Underwriters Association

2003
Robin Kelly
PMA Re

2002
Judith S. Vogel, CPCU, ARe
St. Paul Re

2001
Mark W. Christie
PXRE Reinsurance Company

1994
David Gustafson
Tokio Re Corporation

1994
Claude Lilly
Lilly – Associates

1993
Gerald Radke
Phoenix Reinsurance Company

1988
Robert C. Reinarz, Consultant
Atlantic Management Services