September 28th, 2021


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…

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…

January 22nd, 2020

IRUA Announces Scholars Program Winners for 2019!

We are pleased to announce the recipients of an IRUA Scholarship Award for 2019.  Of the essays received this year, the Scholarship Committee, comprised of representatives from seven member companies, selected the following three authors and papers: First Place:   Zubyn D’Costa of Wellesley College in Massachusetts, and who also interned…

July 12th, 2019

Anthony Ginetto Named 2019 IACP Young Claims Professional Awardee

Our best congratulations to Anthony Ginetto, CPCU, ARe, AIC of Holborn Corporation for being awarded the 2019 IACP Young Claims Professional Award, US/Bermuda.  Anthony is an active and enthusiastic member of IRUA’s Education Committee.  We are delighted that he has received this recognition by the IACP and look forward to…

May 30th, 2019

Stan Plant of Munich Re Awarded the IRUA Roy G. Nelson Award

Stan Plant of Munich Reinsurance America was awarded the Roy G. Nelson Memorial Award for Outstanding Service to the Intermediaries and Reinsurance Underwriters Association (IRUA). The award was presented to Stan by IRUA Board of Directors Mike Schummer and Christiane Gross and IRUA Immediate Past President Arlene Kern.  Stan received…

April 15th, 2019

Applications Now Being Accepted for the IRUA 2019 Scholars Essay Contest

All applicants must be an intern at any IRUA member company and currently enrolled at a full-time college or university. Only applicants with a U.S. Social Security number are eligible. In 2018 IRUA awarded a total of $17,000 to the winners of the essay contest. In 2019 the total amount…

February 11th, 2019

IRUA 2019 Schedule of Events

LUNCH &  LEARN:  A WALL STREET VIEW OF THE INSURANCE/REINSURANCE INDUSTRY January 8, 2019, Mayer Brown, 1221 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY Peter Houston, Vice President, Insurance Investment Banking Group at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods gave an up-to-the-minute market view of our industry from a leading investment banker….