IRUA Officers & Directors

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Directors

President - Laura Herubin

Laura Herubin
Vice President – Underwriting
Mapfre Re North America
100 Campus Drive
Florham Park, NJ 07932

Vice President, William Bernens

William Bernens
Managing Director, Property and Specialty
Arch Reinsurance Company
445 South Street, Suite 220
(P.O. Box 1988)
Morristown, NJ 07962

Vice President/Education Co-Chair - Christiane Gross

Christiane Gross
Senior Vice President &  Property Underwriting Team Lead
Munich Reinsurance America, Inc.
555 College Road East (P.O. Box 5241)
Princeton, NJ 08543

Secretary/Chair - Membership Committee - Tim Poeton

Tim Poeton
Senior Vice President – Business Development
State National Companies
The Maritime Building, 215 East Bay Street, Suite 202-B
Charleston, SC 29401

Treasurer/Investment Chair - Dwayne Elliott

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

Immediate Past President/Co-Chair - Membership Committee - Andrew L. Downing

Andrew L. Downing
Senior Vice President
Tysers Re
200 Railroad Avenue, Greenwich, CT 06830

Director - Dawnmarie Black

Dawnmarie Black
US Regional Director – Head of US Broker Practice
Lloyd’s America, Inc.
Boston, MA

Director - Paul Carroll

Paul Carroll
Senior Vice President
Markel Global Re
535 Springfield Avenue, Suite 300
Summit, NJ 07901

Director - Ryan Chefalas

Ryan Chefalas
Assistant Vice President & Senior Underwriter
Odyssey Reinsurance Company
200 First Stamford Place
Stamford, CT  06902

Director - Keith Cartmell

Keith Cartmell
Senior Vice President – Property Treaty Underwriting
The Toa Reinsurance Company of America
177 Madison Avenue, Morristown, NJ  07962

 

Director/Assn Governance Chair - Nick Cook

Nick Cook
Chief Risk Officer
Crum & Forster Wholesale E&S
305 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ  07960

Director/Scholars Chair -Sam DeGiovanni

Sam DeGiovanni  CPCU, ARe, RPLU
Vice President & Senior Casualty Underwriter
Ryan Re Underwriting Managers
500 Enterprise Drive, 4th Floor
Rocky Hill, CT 06067

Director - Meghan DiBona

Meghan DiBona, CPCU, ARe, RPLU
Vice President – Casualty Facultative Manager
Aspen Re America
175 Capital Boulevard Suite 300
Rocky Hill, CT 06067

Director - Brendan Furlong

Brendan P. Furlong, CPCU, ARe
Assistant Secretary, Senior Treaty Underwriter
-Casualty Treaty

Odyssey Reinsurance Company
300 First Stamford Place
Stamford, CT  06902

 

Director - Joshua Hackett

Joshua Hackett
Chief Underwriting Officer- Casualty and Specialty
Arch Reinsurance Company
445 South Street – Suite 220
P.O. Box 1988
Morristown, NJ 07962

 

Director - Thomas Hettinger

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

Director - Elizabeth Hodge

Elizabeth Hodge
Vice President – Treaty Underwriting, USA
SCOR Reinsurance Company
28 Liberty Street – Suite 5400
New York, NY  10005

Director - Danny Hojnowski

Danny Hojnowski
Senior Vice President – US Casualty E&O Underwriting
Transatlantic Reinsurance Company
1 Liberty Plaza, 165 Broadway
New York, NY  10006

Director - Julie A. McLoughlin

Julie A. McLoughlin
Managing Director
Guy Carpenter & Co., LLC
1166 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY  10036

Director - Kevin Rentko

Kevin Rentko
Senior Vice President – Head of General Casualty
Renaissance Re US
140 Broadway, Suite 4200
New York, NY 10005

Director - Michael Schummer

Michael Schummer, ACAS, MAAA
Senior Vice President, Casualty Team Lead
Munich Reinsurance America, Inc.
555 College Road East
(P.O. Box 5241)
Princeton, NJ  08540

Director - Steven G. Simmons

Steven G. Simmons
SVP – Head of U.S. Working Property Treaty
Sirius International Managers, LLC
140 Broadway, 32nd Floor
New York, NY  10005

 

Director - Jennifer Uy

Jennifer Uy
Assistant Vice President – Reinsurance Underwriter
Mapfre Re
100 Campus Drive – Ste. 101
Florham Park, NJ  07932

Ryan Walsh - Director

Ryan Walsh
Reinsurance Underwriting Manager – Domestic
EMC Insurance Companies
717 Mulberry Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309

Director - Carl Weinberger

Carl Weinberger
Senior Vice President & Casualty Underwriting Manager
Munich Reinsurance America, Inc.
555 College Road East
(P.O. Box 5241)
Princeton, NJ  08540

Director/Education Co-Chair - John West

John West
Senior Vice President
Guy Carpenter & Company LLC

Director - James Wilson

James Wilson
Senior VP – Casualty & Healthcare
Partner Re US
200 First Stamford Place
Stamford, CT 06902