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November 10th, 2022

IRUA Announces 2022 Scholar Program Essay Winners

The IRUA is pleased to announce the recipients of their IRUA Scholarship Awards for 2022. In 2021 it was decided to include first year new entrants into the business and this year’s first place recipient is such a person. The Scholarship Committee, led by Sam DeGiovanni of Ryan Re, is…

November 2nd, 2022

Philip Clancey Appointed to the IRUA Board of Directors

IRUA President, Laura Herubin announced that Philip Clancey of Guy Carpenter & Company has been appointed to the IRUA Board of Directors. Mr. Clancey is filling a vacant spot previously held by Thomas Hettinger, a long-standing IRUA Board member and supporter. Tom joined the IRUA Board in April, 2017 and…

July 13th, 2022

2022 Scholars Essay Program Winners to be Announced Shortly!

The IRUA Scholars Essay Program enables IRUA member companies to encourage their interns and, NEW for 2021, their new-to-the- industry professionals, to participate in this program.  Monetary amounts determined by the Board may be awarded based on a competitive written essay submission. Recognizing that it was impossible to offer this program in…

June 16th, 2022

IRUA Announces 2022 Officers & Directors

At its recent Annual Members Meeting & Conference held on April 26, 2022 at the Marriott Harbor Beach Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, FL, the IRUA announced its 2022 slate of Officers and Directors. All existing officers led by President Laura Herubin of MAPFRE Re continued for the second year of…

September 28th, 2021

IRUA UPDATED 2022 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

IRUA’s Reinsurance Basic Syllabus Program In 2021, the IRUA introduced “Syllabus Program” aimed at those who have just entered or who have only a few years of experience in the industry.  It is intended to be a “Reinsurance Primer Series” of twelve basic topics to be offered on a rolling…

September 1st, 2021

IRUA Announces 2021 Scholars Winners!

The IRUA is pleased to announce the recipients of their IRUA Scholarship Awards for 2021.  From the essays received this year, the Scholarship Committee, comprised of representatives from nine member companies, selected the following authors and papers: First Place: Charles Whiteley – University of St. Andrews in Scotland, UK, and…

July 6th, 2021

Elizabeth Hodge Appointed to the IRUA Board of Directors

It was announced today by IRUA President Laura Herubin that Elizabeth Hodge was appointed to the Board of Directors. Elizabeth (Liz) Hodge is currently Vice President, Senior Property Treaty Underwriter at SCOR Reinsurance Company located in the New York Office. She has over 25 years of experience working in the…

June 8th, 2021

Steven G. Simmons Appointed to the IRUA Board of Directors

It was announced today by IRUA President Andrew Downing that Steven Simmons was appointed to the Board of Directors. Steven is currently Senior Vice President and Head of NY Working Property Treaty of Sirius International Managers, LLC. Mr. Simmons has over 29 years’ experience in the insurance/reinsurance industry of which…

April 16th, 2021

Laura Herubin of Mapfre Re Elected President at IRUA Annual Meeting

At IRUA’s Annual Meeting held virtually on April 13, 2021, the membership elected the following officers to a two-year term: President – Laura Herubin, Mapfre Re Vice President – William Bernens, Arch Re Vice President – Christiane Gross, Munich Re America Treasurer – Dwayne Elliott, American Agricultural Secretary – Tim…

June 29th, 2020

Dawnmarie Black of Lloyd’s Named an Elite Woman By IBA

Dawnmarie Black was named one of 77 Elite Women in 2020 by Insurance Business of America! We are proud of Dawnmarie’s acknowledgments and are delighted to have Dawnmarie serve as a member of the IRUA Board of Directors. IBA Elite Women aren’t just dedicated to the insurance industry – they…