February 10th, 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…

January 8th, 2021

Registration Now Open: January 26, 2021- A Wall Street View of the Insurance/Reinsurance Industry Webinar

While we still face uncertain times, the IRUA is committed to continuing its educational events for 2021 albeit via webinars.  The last half of 2020 proved these webinars have been an overwhelming success as attendance at all of them have skyrocketed! Don’t miss out. Register today by clicking on the…

December 28th, 2020


Due to COVID-19, we have cancelled our April 2021 Annual Conference and have rescheduled it for April 25 – 27, 2022.  An expanded number of virtual events during 2021 are planned. IRUA’s Reinsurance Basic Syllabus Program For 2021, the IRUA has introduced its new “Syllabus Program” aimed at those who…

July 14th, 2020

IRUA Announces Revised 2020 Calendar of Events

ALL ABOUT REPUTATION RISK EXPOSURES LUNCH & LEARN/WEBINAR – January 8, 2020, Mayer Brown, NYC Steel City Re’s Peter Gerken presented this interesting topic, including plenty of Q&A.  Prior to co-founding Steel City Re, Mr. Gerken headed the Intellectual Property practice at Marsh, Inc. ALL ABOUT BIOMETRIC INFORMATION AND PRIVACY LUNCH…

June 29th, 2020

Dawnmarie Black of Lloyd’s Named an Elite Woman in 2020 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….