IRUA Officers & Directors

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Executive Committee

President, William Bernens

Managing Director, Property & Specialty
Arch Reinsurance Company

Vice President/Education Co-Chair - Christiane Gross

Senior Vice President &  Property Underwriting Team Lead Fac Programs
Munich Reinsurance America, Inc.

Secretary/Chair - Membership Committee - Tim Poeton

Senior Vice President – Business Development
State National Companies

Treasurer/Investment Chair - Dwayne Elliott

Vice President-Underwriting and Marketing
American Agricultural Insurance Company

Immediate Past President - Laura Herubin

Vice President – Underwriting – N. America
Mapfre Re North America


Director - Abigail Allen

VP- General Casualty & Healthcare Liability
Partner Re US

Director - Dawnmarie Black

Regional Director – Northeast US
Lloyd’s America, Inc.

Director - Paul Carroll

Senior Vice President
Markel Global Re

Director - Philip Clancey

Managing Director – N.A. Strategic Advisory
Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC

Director - Keith Cartmell

Senior Vice President – Property Treaty Underwriting
The Toa Reinsurance Company of America

Director/Assn Governance Co-Chair - Nick Cook

Chief Risk Officer
Crum & Forster Wholesale E&S

Director/Scholars Chair -Sam DeGiovanni

Vice President – Senior Casualty Underwriter
Ryan Re Underwriting Managers

Director - Meghan DiBona

Vice President – Casualty Facultative Manager
Aspen Re

Director/Assn Governance Co-Chair - Andrew L. Downing

Andrew Downing
Executive Managing Director, Market Operations
Lockton Affinity

Director - Brendan Furlong

Assistant VP – Senior Casualty Treaty Underwriter
Odyssey Reinsurance Company


Director - Joshua Hackett

Managing Director – Head of Casualty
Arch Reinsurance Company


Director - Elizabeth Hodge

Vice President – Senior Property Treaty Underwriting
SCOR Reinsurance Company

Director - Danny Hojnowski

Senior Vice President – US Casualty E&O Underwriting
Transatlantic Reinsurance Company

Director - Rob Martin

VP Reinsurance Division
Famers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of IA

Director - Julie A. McLoughlin

Managing Director
Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC

Director - Kevin Rentko

Senior Vice President – Head of General Casualty
Renaissance Re US

Director - Michael Schummer

Senior Vice President, Casualty Team Lead
Munich Reinsurance America, Inc.

Director - Steven G. Simmons

Senior Director
Markel Specialty


Director - Patrick Talley

Central US Regional Director
Lloyd’s America, Inc.

Director - Cathryn Thom

Cathryn Thom
Vice President, Claims
Transatlantic Reinsurance Company

Director - Jennifer Uy

Assistant Vice President – Reinsurance Underwriter
Mapfre Re

Director - Carl Weinberger

Casualty Treat Underwriting Team Lead
Munich Reinsurance America, Inc.

Director/Education Co-Chair - John West

Senior Vice President – Legacy Solutions/Captive Segment
Guy Carpenter & Company LLC

Director - James Wilson

Senior Vice President – Senior Underwriter Casualty
Partner Re US