Education & Claims Committee


  • To assess on an ongoing basis the educational needs of the IRUA membership.
  • To develop educational curriculum and programs to address the needs identified.
  • To assist the education committee chairperson by arranging for educational programs to be offered to staff of member and non-member organizations.
  • To report on committee activity at regular business meetings to include the results of previous programs and new program ideas, if any
  • To keep abreast of developments within the reinsurance industry bearing on claims costs or claims-handling techniques, and to make regular committee reports on such at Association meetings.
  • To assist the Conference Committee chairperson by arranging for presentation of suitable subjects as part of the conference program.
  • To conduct claims seminars of min-sessions, either in conjunction with or without non-claims topics, for both members and non-members of the Association covering pertinent and topical subjects as often as desirable.
  • Maintain an active listing of the Educational Programs available for the Reinsurance Industry and make this available to member companies.


Christiane Gross
Munich Re America

John West
Apetrop USA, Inc.


Bill Bernens
Arch Re

Paul Carroll
Markel Global Re

Frank DeMento
Trans Re

Dwayne Elliott
American Agricultural Insurance Company

Anthony Ginetto
Holborn Corporation

Tom Gubash
Renaissance Re

Laura Herubin
Mapfre Re North America

Cherie Hester-Blue

James Jackson
Partner Reinsurance Company US

Wendall Jackson
Partner Re

Arlene Kern
Munich Re

Julie A. McLoughlin
Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC

Paul McKeon
Trans Re

Megan Lawson
Everest Re

Meredith Ramcharan
Arch Re