IRUA Officers & Directors

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Executive Committee

President/Chair, Membership Committee - Arlene S. Kern

Arlene S.Kern 
Senior Vice President
Munich Re America, Inc.
555 College Road East
Princeton, NJ 08543
Telephone: 609-275-2008

VP - Andrew L. Downing

Andrew L. Downing
Reinsurance Consultant

Secretary - Laura Herubin

Laura Herubin
Vice President – Underwriting
Mapfre Re North America
100 Campus Drive
Florham Park, NJ 07932
Telephone: 973-443-4666

Treasurer/Chair Investment Committee - William Bernens

William Bernens
Director – Property Treaty
Arch Reinsurance Company
445 South Street, Suite 220
(P.O. Box 1988)
Morristown, NJ 07962
Telephone: 973-889-6451

Immediate Past President - Michael C. Sowa

Michael C. Sowa
Managing Director- Global Distribution and Marketing
Global Accounts
Aspen Re
175 Capital Boulevard, Suite 300
Rocky Hill, CT 06067
Telephone: 860-258-3505


Board Member - James A. Brost

James A. Brost
Senior Vice President
Holborn Corporation
2640 Eagan Woods Drive Suite 200
Eagan, MN 55121
Telephone: 651-454-8225

Director - Campbell Brown

Campbell Brown
Vice President
Odyssey Reinsurance Company
300 First Stamford Place
Stamford, CT  06902
Telephone: 203-977-8077

Director - Paul Carroll

Paul Carroll
Senior Vice President
Markel Global Re
535 Springfield Avenue, Suite 300
Summit, NJ 07901
Telephone: 908-630-2700

Director- Nick Cook

Nick Cook
Vice President
Crum & Forster Wholesale E&S
101 Hudson Street – 32nd Floor
Jersey City, NJ  07302
Telephone: 201-334-4798

Director/Assn Governance Chair Dwayne E. Elliott

Dwayne E. Elliott
Vice President-Underwriting and Marketing
American Agricultural Insurance Company
One Easton Oval – Suite 580
Columbus, OH  43219
Telephone:  614-416-5005

Director/Education Co-Chair Christiane Gross

Christiane Gross
Senior Vice President – Property Treaty Underwriter
Munich Re America, Inc.
555 College Road East (P.O. Box 5241)
Princeton, NJ 08543
Telephone: 609-243-4932

Director - Joshua Hackett

Joshua Hackett
Casualty Underwriter
Arch Reinsurance Company
445 South Street – Suite 220
P.O. Box 1988
Morristown, NJ 07962
Telephone: 973-889-6451


Director - Thomas Hettinger

Thomas Hettinger
Managing Director Strategic Advisory
Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC
155 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606

Director/Chair, Scholars Committee, Danny Hojnowski

Danny Hojnowski
US Casualty E&O Underwriter
Transatlantic Reinsurance Company
1 Liberty Plaza, 165 Broadway
New York, NY  10006
Telephone: 212-500-7675

Director - Christopher Holland

Christopher Holland
Assistant Vice President
Axis Re
1211 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY  10036
Telephone: 212-500-7675

Director - Scott Mackie

Scott Mackie
Property Treaty Underwriter
XL Catlin Reinsurance
70 Seaview Avenue
Stamford, CT 06902
Telephone: 203-964-5304

Director - Candice A. Magee

Candice A. Magee
Vice President
Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa
6785 Westown Parkway West
Des Moines, IA 50266
Telephone: 515-282-9104

Director - Mike Markowski

Mike Markowski
Assistant Vice President
AXIS Reinsurance Company
1221 Avenue of the Americas, 26th Floor
New York, NY 10036
Telephone: 212 –715-3605

Director - Julie A. McLoughlin

Julie A. McLoughlin
Senior Vice President
Guy Carpenter & Co., LLC
1166 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY  10036
Telephone: 917-937-3077

Director - Kevin Rentko

Kevin Rentko
Senior Vice President – Head of General Casualty
Renaissance Re US
140 Broadway, Suite 4200
New York, NY 10005
Telephone: 212-248-9218

Director - Anthony A. Sasso

Anthony A. Sasso
Executive Vice President & Head of Property
Sirius America Re Managers, LLC
140 Broadway
New York, NY 10005
Telephone: 212-312-2517

Director - Roderick P. Taler

Roderick P. Thaler
Executive Vice President
Holborn Corporation
180 Maiden Lane – Suite 701
New York, NY 10038
Telephone:  212-382-4090

Director - Hank Watkins

Hank Watkins
Lloyd’s America, Inc.
25 West 53rd Street – 14th Floor
New York, NY  10009
Telephone: 212-382-4090

Director/Education Co-Chair/Chair, JOR - John West

John West
Partner & Senior VP
Apetrop USA, Inc.

P.O. Box 281
Hancock, NH 03449
Telephone: 603-933-3277

Director - James Wilson

James Wilson
N. America P&C VP, U/W Casualty
Partner Re US
One Greenwich Plaza
Greenwich, CT 06830
Telephone: 203-485-4581