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July 14th, 2020

Breaking News! Dawn Marie Black of Lloyd’s Named an Elite Woman in 2020 By IBA

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

June 29th, 2020

IRUA Announces Revised 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…

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….

February 6th, 2019

Florida Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier Elected VP of NAIC

The IRUA is pleased to congratulate Florida Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier on his election as Vice President of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. Commissioner Altmaier was the featured opening dinner speaker at both our 2017 and 2018 Annual Conference and each time gave incisive and relevant speeches of great…

November 20th, 2018

IRUA Announces 2018 Scholars Program Essay Winners

The IRUA is pleased to announce the recipients of an IRUA Scholarship Award for 2018.  Of the many essays received this year, the Scholarship Committee, comprised of representatives from seven member companies, selected the following three authors and papers: First Place:  Luke Schwenke of the College of William & Mary…

August 13th, 2018

Andrew L. Downing, IRUA Vice President named President of Stonybook Capital Risk Management Division

Stonybrook Capital, a preeminent investment and merchant bank focused on the insurance sector, announced that Andrew Downing has joined the firm as the president of the newly formed Stonybrook Risk Management division. Mr. Downing will focus on providing value-added services to Stonybrook’s clients and prospects with an emphasis on the…