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ALICE T. KANE is a Partner at Duane Morris LLP in the Insurance Corporate Regulatory group. Previously Ms. Kane led the Health Insurance practice at Dewey &LeBoeuf.  Before joining Dewey, she served asGeneral Counsel of the Americas forZurich Financial Services, oneof the world’s leading global propertyand casualtyinsuranceholdingcompanies. In that role, she led the settlement of industry-wide complex litigation and regulatory investigations. While at Zurich, Ms. Kane was named Interim Global General Counsel.

Ms. Kane began practicing law at New York Life Insurance Company where she was named Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of the Board.In that role Ms. Kanestructured and led lifeinsuranceindustry-wide settlements forvanishing premiums with state Attorneys General and Departments of Insurance. Ms. Kane also was the Executive Vice President in charge of New York Life’s multi-billion dollar Asset Management businesses, including GICs, the Mainstay mutual funds and MacKay Shields Investment Management.

As well as being former director of the NASD Regulatory Board and head of the Legal Section of ACLI, Ms. Kane has served as an independent director on several corporate boards including Global Crossing Ltd., Guess! and Corinthian Colleges Inc.

Raised in New York, Ms. Kane graduated from Manhattanville College and New York University School of Law. She also attended the PMD Executive program at Harvard Business School.

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REBECCA C. AMOROSO, Vice Chairman, Insurance is a Principal of Deloitte LLP and is the US Insurance Industry Leader.  She is also a member of Deloitte’s National Women’s Initiative Committee.  Ms. Amoroso has served a wide of insurance clients and is a frequent speaker on insurance matters as well as topics involving women and diversity specifically related to the insurance industry. 

Ms. Amoroso started her career in the actuarial area and is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society, and member of the American Academy of Actuaries.  Ms. Amoroso was  recognized by the Executive Women of New Jersey’s “Salute to the Policy Makers” honoree for 2010; was profiled by Business Insurance as one of the Women to Watch in 2008, has been named 2008 Insurance Woman of the Year by the Association of Professional Insurance Women; honored as one of the “Top 50 Hispanic Women in Business”, and Working Mother magazine named Rebecca “One of the top 10 corporate multicultural women” along with Oprah Winfrey and leaders at Avon, Johnson & Johnson, CBS, PepisCo, and Xerox.  Ms. Amoroso has over thirty years of insurance experience, 27 of which have been with Deloitte.

Prior to joining Deloitte, Ms. Amoroso was employed by American International Group (AIG) and began her career at Insurance Service Office (ISO).

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ANNE-MARIE SLAUGHTER is the Bert G. Kerstetter '66 University Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University. From 2009–2011 she served as Director of Policy Planning for the United States Department of State, the first woman to hold that position. Upon leaving the State Department she received the Secretary's Distinguished Service Award for her work leading the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review, as well as a Meritorious Honor Award from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and a Joint Civilian Service Commendation Award from the Supreme Allied Commander for Europe. Prior to her government service, Dr. Slaughter was the Dean of Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs from 2002–2009.

Dr. Slaughter has written or edited six books, including A NEW WORLD ORDER (2004) and THE IDEA THAT IS AMERICA: KEEPING FAITH WITH OUR VALUES IN A DANGEROUS WORLD (2007), and over 100 scholarly articles. She was also the convener and academic co-chair, with Professor John Ikenberry, of the Princeton Project on National Security, a multi-year research project aimed at developing a new, bipartisan national security strategy for the United States.

Dr. Slaughter is a frequent contributor to both mainstream and new media, writing a monthly column for Project Syndicate, providing commentary on blogs, radio, and television, and curating foreign policy news for over 60,000 followers on Twitter. She has served on many boards, including the Council of Foreign Relations and the McDonald's Corporation, and is currently on the board of the New America Foundation and Abt Associates. She is a member of the Aspen Strategy Group and is a consultant to Google, Inc. Foreign Policy magazine named her to their annual list of the Top 100 Global Thinkers in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012.

From 1994-2002, Dr. Slaughter was the J. Sinclair Armstrong Professor of International, Foreign, and Comparative Law and Director of the International Legal Studies Program at Harvard Law School. She received a B.A. from Princeton, an M.Phil and D.Phil in international relations from Oxford, where she was a Daniel M. Sachs Scholar, and a J.D. from Harvard. She is married to Professor Andrew Moravcsik; they live in Princeton with their two sons.

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BERT FORTNEY is the Northeast Insurance Sector Leader for Deloitte LLP and has over thirty years of experience serving a multitude of global Financial Services organizations, including Insurance Companies, Banks and Brokerage firms. She is a member of Deloitte’s Insurance Management Committee and leads multiple global accounts for Deloitte. Bert holds a National Women’s Leadership role for Deloitte and recently added a National Diversity role to her many accomplishments. She is a frequent speaker on diversity, inclusion and women’s issues in the workplace.Bert started her career as a Property/Casualty Underwriter and Broker. She has been consulting for the last 15 year with a heavy focus on strategy, operations and distribution. In particular, Bert has focused her career on helping Insurance Companies to expand distribution to provide services to women, minorities and the underserved in the Insurance space.Bert has authored multiple Insurance industry thoughtware pieces, including a recent study of Gen Y and Gen X consumers, Deloitte’s Annual Global Insurance Outlook and multiple Producer/Broker studies. Over the years, she has been a member and/or keynote speaker for the following organizations: Financial Institutions in Insurance, Professional Agent’s Association, the National Association of Life Underwriters, the Life Operations Management Association and the Life Insurance Marketing Research Association. Additionally, Bert has served as a Director for the Independent Insurance Agent’s Association and has served on multiple Insurance Advisory Boards and Producer Advisory Councils.

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TAD MONTROSS is Chairman and CEO of General Re Corporation. He began his career with Gen Re in 1978 as a Casualty Facultative underwriter. Since then, Tad has held a number of positions of increasing responsibility, both in the U.S. and internationally. In 1992, he was promoted to Chief Underwriter for the Treaty business. In 2001 he became a member of Gen Re’s Executive Committee and the Group’s President and Chief Underwriting Office in 2005.  In 2008 he was appointed Chairman and CEO. Tad is a graduate of Harvard College. He has served on the Board of Directors

of the National Disaster Coalition, and on the Advisory Committee of the Chicago Board of Trade. He has served as a board member of the Insurance Information Institute.   Currently he is the Secretary/Treasurer of the Reinsurance Association of America.   Tad has made presentations worldwide on reinsurance and industry related issues. Until recently, he was a member of the Financial Services Advisory Committee.  He is on the Executive Committee of the Board of the School of Risk Management, at St.John’s University and the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of the American Institute for CPCU (AICPCU).

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SERAINA MAAG is Chief Executive of the North America Property & Casualty (P&C) unit of XL Group plc’s global insurance operations. She directs XL Group’s multiline property & casualty operations, including underwriting activities for General Property, U.S. Risk Management, Excess Casualty, North America Programs, Environmental and Excess & Surplus coverages, in the U.S. and Canada. Throughout her career, Ms. Maag has held leadership positions in commercial insurance and finance in the US and abroad. Before joining XL Group, Ms. Maag was President of Zurich North America Commercial, Specialties Business Unit where she managed all aspects of the unit’s U.S. operations. She was promoted to this position after serving as the unit’s Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Maag also served as head of Investor Relations & Rating Agencies for Zurich Financial Services in Switzerland. In that role, she was responsible for managing relationships with investors, analysts and rating agencies on a global basis. Prior to joining Zurich in 2002, Ms. Maag was a founding partner and financial analyst for NZB NeueZuercher Bank in Switzerland. Between 1990 and 2000, she held various management positions within underwriting and financial at SwissRe in Switzerland and Australia. Ms. Maag was elected a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, which nominates individuals to help discover innovative solutions to today’s most pressing problems through various initiatives and workstreams, as well as catalyzing the next generation of leaders. She holds an MBA from Monash Mt. Eliza Business School in Australia and is also a CFA (Certified Financial Analyst) Charterholder.

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INGA BEALE
Inga joined the Prudential Assurance Company in London in 1982 and trained as an international treaty reinsurance underwriter. In 1992 she joined GE Insurance Solutions being appointed to a number of underwriting management roles and gaining experience in London, USA, and France, before becoming President of GE Frankona and Head of Continental Europe, Middle East and Africa for GE Insurance Solutions based in Germany. In 2006 she was appointed Group Chief Executive Officer of Converium in Switzerland (now part of the SCOR Group). In 2008, she joined Zurich Insurance Group as a member of the Group Management Board in Zurich with responsibility for Mergers & Acquisitions, Organisational Transformation and Internal Consulting, becoming Global Chief Underwriting Officer in 2009. In January 2012, Inga returned to the London Market and was appointed Group Chief Executive Officer at Canopius.

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LORI FOUCHE
President/CEO Fireman’s Fund
Lori is the president and CEO of Fireman’sFund. She joined Fireman’s Fund in 2006 and spent her first couple of years with the company in Specialty lines as head of marketing, and then as Specialty's chief operating officer. Most recently she was president of Commercial Insurance. Previously, Lori has held a variety of underwriting, product management and marketing positions at Chubb. Lori earned her bachelor’s degree from
Princeton University and her MBA from Harvard Business School. She also serves on several boards including the Insurance Information Institute, American Insurance Association and the national board of Girls, Inc.

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DOUG LIBBY

Doug Libby is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Crum & Forster's group of companies.  C&F is a provider of unique specialty insurance offerings, as well as an outstanding standard lines product lineup.  Admitted in all states, with offices in over 30 locations, C&F has a proud history that goes back over 115 years.

Prior to Crum & Forster, Doug held positions in three separate areas:

  • 1989 - 2008: Chairman, President and CEO of Seneca Insurance Company, a specialty and E&S company headquartered in New York City, with a statutory combined ratio for the past 15 years of approximately 90%. In August 2000, Seneca became a subsidiary of Crum & Forster. Doug assumed the leadership role at Seneca while acting as a Principal of Odyssey Partners, L. P., a New York-based LBO firm.
  • 1982 - 1989: Managing Director and General Counsel of L. F. Rothschild & Co., Inc., a New York investment banking firm specializing in high technology IPO's and fixed income trading and transactions.
  • 1977 - 1982: Associate at Kelley, Drye and Warren and then at Cravath, Swaine& Moore, leading securities and litigation firms in New York City.

Doug graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard College with a degree in history in 1973, and Harvard Law School in 1977.

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CLEMENT B. BOOTH
Member of the Board of Management, Allianz SE,
Global Insurance Lines & Anglo Markets
Personal details
Date of birth: July 15, 1954
Place of birth: Cape Town, South Africa
Professional career
1974 – 1998
Various executive positions in the South African insurance industry, including CEO of Munich Reinsurance Company of Africa Ltd. (between 1993 and 1998)
1999 – 2003
Member of the Board of Management of Munich Reinsurance Company AG, Munich
2003 – 2005
Chairman and CEO, Aon Re International, London
Since 2006
Member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE (formerly Allianz AG), responsible for Global Insurance Lines & Anglo Markets
 Membership in statutory supervisory and SE administrative boards in Germany: Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty AG (Chairman)
 Membership in comparable* supervisory bodies
o Euler Hermes SA (Chairman)
o Allianz Insurance plc (Chairman)
o Allianz Australia Insurance Ltd.
o Allianz Irish Life Holdings plc

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ERIN HAMRICK has eighteen years of experience serving the insurance industry and fifteen years of
experience as an executive search consultant. Prior to co-founding Sterling James, Erin served as a senior search consultant with the insurance practices of both Heidrick& Struggles and Spencer Stuart. During this time, she also took a year sabbatical to work for the U.S. Department of Defense, where she helped with efforts to rebuild infrastructure in Iraq. Erin has worked extensively with board members, CEOs and othersenior executives in all sectors of the insurance industry: property/casualty, reinsurance, life/annuity, brokerage and in insurance related business services. Additionally she has worked with both private equity firms and venture-backed concerns with interests in the insurance industry. Earlier in her career, Erin served in both line and staff roles at The Hartford and at the brokerage firm Hamilton Dorsey Alston. Erin is a graduate of Villanova University. She currently serves on
the board of Sustainable Lawrence, promoting an 'eco-municipality' in Lawrence Township and is also active in local land and building preservation initiatives.

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Dr. SUSAN S. FLEMING is an educator, researcher, businesswoman and mother with deep experience and expertise in the areas of finance, insurance, business strategy, organizational behavior and issues of gender diversity.  Susan began her career on Wall Street, where over a period of twelve years she held various positions in the investment community, including that of Analyst at Morgan Stanley & Co., Vice President of Insurance Partners, L.P., a $540 million private equity fund and Partner at Capital Z Financial Services Partners, a $1.85B private equity fund.

After retiring from Wall Street in 2003, Susan began work as an educator, teaching executives, investment professionals, MBAs and undergraduates in the areas of corporate finance, insurance, valuation, and gender bias. She also enrolled at Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management to pursue a Ph.D. in Management where her research focused on better understanding the factors contributing to a dearth of women in leadership positions in U.S. society. In addition to Susan’s work as an educator, researcher and business consultant, Susan helped to found a start-up company in Ithaca, NY; has previously served on the board of directors of four publicly traded insurance and reinsurance companies, two private companies and two non-profit organizations; and currently serves on the board of Virtus Investment Partners, Inc., a publicly traded asset management firm; and Endurance Specialty Holdings, Ltd., a publicly traded global insurance and reinsurance holding company.
Susan currently is a Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship at the Cornell School of Hotel Administration and a Senior Lecturer of Management and Organizations at the Johnson Graduate School of Management. She holds a B.A. in Economics and Asian Studies (Highest Distinction) from the University of Virginia and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Management from Cornell University.

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MARIA CASTAÑON MOATS is the firm’s Chief Diversity Officer (CDO). Maria joined  the firm in 1994 and became a partner in 2004. She is an Assurance partner who  has worked in the National Professional Services Group (NPSG) in Florham Park,  and several other PwC offices, including Dallas and El Paso. Prior to her two-year tour in NPSG, she served as the engagement leader on several large Fortune 500 Retail & Consumer (R&C) companies and multinational Industrial products clients in Dallas. Appointed as the CDO in June 2011, Maria is responsible for overseeing thefirm's diversity strategy. PwC is known as a top company for diversity, receiving high rankings and awards from DiversityIncmagazine, Working  Mother magazine, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation and the Great Place to Work Institute, among others. In addition to her role as the CDO, Maria is the engagement leader on a New Jersey-based R&C client. Maria is a graduate of the University of Texas at El Paso and is a licensed CPA in Texas, New Jersey and New York. She is a dedicated board member for the March of Dimes and an advocate of children's adoptions. Maria is a first-generation Mexican American and speaks Spanish fluently. She lives in northern New Jersey with her husband and two children.

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MICHAEL E. ANGELINA, ACAS, MAAA, CERA
Executive Director, Academy of Risk Management & Insurance
Erivan K. Haub School of Business, Saint Joseph’s University
Mike Angelina joined Saint Joseph's University in April 2012 to lead the Risk Management and Insurance program within the Haub School of Business.  Prior to joining Saint Joseph’s, he was an executive officer with Bermuda based insurer and reinsurer, Endurance Specialty Holdings, Ltd. as its Chief Risk Officer & Chief Actuary.  In this capacity he led the global pricing, reserving, and risk management functions with a particular emphasis on Enterprise Risk Management.

Mr. Angelina is an Associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society, a Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst, and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries, currently serving on the Academy Board of Directors as Vice President - Casualty. Mr. Angelina began his actuarial career with CIGNA and then joined Tillinghast (now Towers Watson) in 1988 where he participated in the development of Tillinghast's excess of loss pricing system and its Global Loss Distributions initiative, as well as numerous client assignments, with a focus on mergers & acquisitions, pricing and reserving for reinsurance companies and multi-line insurers. Mr. Angelina worked for one year for Reliance Reinsurance Corp. as a Vice President and Actuary prior to returning to Tillinghast in 2000 leading the Philadelphia office.

Mr. Angelina is the co-author of Tillinghast's industry-wide asbestos actuarial study and participated in the development of the 2003 FAIR Act (proposed Federal asbestos legislation). Mr. Angelina is a member of the American Academy of Actuaries’ Committee on Property Liability Financial Reporting, Casualty Practice Council, and Chairperson of the Emerging Issues Task Force.  He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences covering topics such as Risk Governance, Loss Reserving, International Issues, Capital Allocation, Regulation, Market Conditions, and Pricing Trends.

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LAURIE A. O'SHEA
Vice Chairman
Chicago Office
Phone: +1 312-253-6621
Laurie A. O’Shea is a Vice Chairman with CTPartners, a premier executive search firm committed to performance, quality and results.  Laurie is Global Head of the firm’s Insurance Practice, as well as a member of the firm’s CEO & Board and Inclusion Practices.

In this leadership role, Laurie oversees the activities of a global network of professionals dedicated to serving the insurance industry.  Through her efforts, team communication, industry knowledge and service delivery are enhanced.  Laurie conducts assignments for major clients based throughout the world.  She has recruited senior general management talent, including CEOs, COOs, CFOS, CIOs, as well as members of boards of directors.  She has closely collaborated with companies to build global teams responsible for key functions, operations, and initiatives critical to corporate success.

Laurie entered the search profession 25 years ago, spending the last 15 years with Russell Reynolds Associates.  During her 15-year tenure, she became Co-Head of the Americas for Insurance and was a member of the Diversity Practice.

Laurie received her undergraduate degree from Beloit College and her Master’s degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago.  She is Treasurer of the Matadors Boys Club, as well as a member of The Chicago Network and The Chicago Finance Exchange.  She is also a former member of the Illinois Venture Capital Association. 

Through her family’s not-for-profit, Laurie works with underprivileged youth in Chicago.  She is also a judge and coach for amateur boxing. 

Laurie is based in the firm’s Chicago office.

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PATRICIA SELLERS
Every year since its launch in 1998, Pattie Sellers has helped oversee Fortune's "Most Powerful Women in Business" cover package. She has led the expansion of the annual Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit, the preeminent gathering of women leaders in business, philanthropy, government, academia and the arts. She also oversees the Fortune-U.S. State Department Global Women Leaders Mentoring Partnership and Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs initiative.

Sellers has written some of Fortune’s most talked-about cover stories, including Oprah’s Next Act, Can Meg Whitman Save California?, The $100 Billion Woman (Melinda Gates), Martha Stewart (I cannot be destroyed) and Ted Turner (Gone with the Wind). A specialist at capturing larger-than-life personalities, she has profiled Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent (Muhtar Kent’s New Coke), billionaire Richard Rainwater (The Fight of Richard Rainwater’s Life), Tom Freston (The Most Wanted Man on the Planet) and former U.S. Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson (Hank Paulson’s Secret Life). She has also broken ground with insightful career management stories about Ego (Get Over Yourself!), Charisma (Do You Need It? Can You Get It?), Failure (So You Fail. So What?)and Power (Do Women Really Want It? and Women, Sex & Power.)

Sellers grew up in Allentown, Pennsylvania, graduated from the University of Virginia and started at Fortune in 1984. Her blog, “Postcards,” is about how power players do it—how they lead, manage and navigate their careers.

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SHARON M. LUDLOW, CA
President and Chief Executive Officer
Swiss Re Canada
Sharon Ludlow is President and CEO of Swiss Re in Canada.  Based in Toronto, she is responsible for the company's Property & Casualty and Life & Health reinsurance operations in Canada.  Her previous experience also includes senior finance positions in a commercial property & casualty insurance company and a life insurance company.  She played a key role in the demutualization and IPO of Canada Life Financial and launched Kanetix – a consumers' on-line insurance quotation service company.

Sharon holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto and earned her CA designation in 1992.  She also holds an FLMI designation.

Sharon serves as Chair, Solvency & Capital Committee and is a member of the Adaptation to Climate Change Steering Committee and the Earthquake Oversight Committee of the Insurance Bureau of Canada.  She is a member of the Reinsurance Committee of the Canadian Life & Health Insurance Association; and serves as President of the Reinsurance Research Council.  In addition, Sharon serves as a Director of the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction.

Sharon has actively volunteered for Junior Achievement of Canada and has held Treasurer and President and Chair of the Board positions for various non-profit organizations.

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ANTHONY J. KUCZINSKI
President & Chief Executive Officer
Munich Reinsurance America, Inc.

Tony Kuczinski is President and Chief Executive Officer of Munich Reinsurance America, Inc., Chairman of HSB Group, Inc., and Chairman of American Modern Insurance Group, Inc.  He has overall responsibility for Munich Re’s property and casualty reinsurance and specialty insurance businesses in the U.S.  He is also a board member of Munich Re America Corporation and several of the related corporations.

He has over 28 years of industry experience that includes wide-ranging leadership and management experience within the United States with exposure to both domestic and international operations, insurance and reinsurance, and small and large organizations.

Prior to assuming his current position in January 2008, Tony was President of the Specialty Markets division of Munich Reinsurance America and  President of American Alternative Insurance Corporation and The Princeton Excess and Surplus Lines Insurance Company.   He was a member of Munich Reinsurance America’s Senior Management Team and responsible for developing and achieving Specialty Markets’ strategic and business plans.  The Specialty Markets division is the center of competence foralternative market, program business and other specialty insurance and reinsurance products and services produced within Munich Re.

Prior to his appointment as President of Specialty Markets, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Resource Officer responsible for driving the reorganization and change within Munich Reinsurance America with the new management team in place.  Immediately prior to this role, he was President of Munich Reinsurance  America's Insurance Company Operations, where he was responsible for the development of Munich Reinsurance America’s primary insurance companies and core insurance capabilities in the U.S. 

Tony has held various other positions during his 20+ years with Munich Re, which include:

  • Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Munich-American RiskPartners
  • Vice President and Team Leader for Am Re Consultants
  • Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for International Operations and Treasurer for Munich Reinsurance America

Prior to joining Munich Re, he was Chief Operating Officer of New York Marine and General Insurance Group, a publicly traded insurance company and, prior to this, worked for the international public accounting and consulting firm, PriceWaterhouseCoopers. 

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THERESE M. (“TERRI”) VAUGHAN, PH.D.

Dr. Vaughan is a leading expert in insurance regulation, having spent the bulk of her career as a scholar of regulation, an insurance regulator, or a representative of U.S. insurance regulators domestically and internationally.  Most recently, she was the Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), a position she held from February 2009 to November 2012.  As CEO, Dr. Vaughan oversaw the operations of the NAIC, the U.S. standard-setting and regulatory support organization created and governed by the chief insurance regulators from the 50 states, the District of Columbia and five U.S. territories. She served as the Association’s primary representative and chief spokesperson in Washington, D.C., represented the NAIC as a member of the Executive Committee of the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS), and was a member of the steering committee for the U.S./E.U. Insurance Dialogue Project.   She was actively involved in developing and promoting NAIC international policies, in the NAIC’s response to the Dodd-Frank Act, and in the development and implementation of the NAIC’s Solvency Modernization Initiative.

Prior to joining the NAIC, Dr. Vaughan spent time in both academic and regulation.  From 2005 to 2009, she was the Robb B. Kelley Distinguished Professor of Insurance and Actuarial Science at Drake University, where she focused on the regulation and management of financial institutions.  From 1994 to 2004, she was the Iowa Insurance Commissioner.  In that position, she served under the administrations of both major parties and was the longest serving commissioner in Iowa’s history.  She was an active member of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), serving as its President in 2002. 

Dr. Vaughan has had a long-term interest in cross-sectoral issues, international developments in supervision and regulation, and regulatory modernization.  In 2012, she chaired the Joint Forum, a Basel, Switzerland-based organization created by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), and IAIS to address cross-sectoral and financial conglomerate issues.  Prior to and following the passage of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), she was the NAIC’s chief liaison with federal banking regulators and played a key role in developing the NAIC’s response to GLBA.    From 2001 to 2003, she chaired the NAIC’s terrorism risk implementation working group and worked with the Congress and U.S. Treasury on passage and implementation of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002.  She is widely credited with being the architect of the NAIC’s Interstate Insurance Product Regulation Compact.  

Dr. Vaughan earned a Ph.D. in risk and insurance at the University of Pennsylvania and a B.B.A. in insurance and economics at the University of Iowa.  She is a CPCU, an Associate of the Society of Actuaries, an Associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society, and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries.  She is the co-author of two college textbooks on insurance, Essentials of Insurance and Fundamentals of Risk and Insurance, the 10th edition of which was released in December 2007.  She is a past editor of the Journal of Insurance Regulation and is a past president of the American Risk and Insurance Association, the premier academic association devoted to the study and promotion of knowledge about risk management and insurance.  

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KATHLEEN M. TIERNEY
Executive Vice President
Chubb

Kathleen is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Chubb Personal Insurance, a leader in providing specialized personal insurance with approximately $3.8 Billion in revenue and 1,500 employees around the globe.  In this capacity, Kathleen oversees all the financial, marketing, and talent management activities for the business unit worldwide. 

For more than a decade Kathleen has been very active in the Women’s Development Council, Chubb’s employee resource group whose mission is to foster career development and advancement of women into leadership positions. Kathleen was Co-Chair of the Council in 2005 and Chair in 2006.  In 2010, the National Association of Insurance Women named Kathleen Outstanding Achiever for her efforts to advance women in the industry.  She is a frequent speaker on mentoring and leadership development within and outside the insurance industry.         

Kathleen graduated from Williams College in 1990 with a BA in psychology and received her MBA in Finance and Economics from the Stern School of Business in 1999.   She resides in Westchester, NY with her husband and two sons Cole and Luke.

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PATRICIA A. HENRY
is currently Executive Vice President for ACE Group Holdings with global responsibility for government and industry affairs.  In this role, Ms. Henry oversees the development and implementation of the public affairs agenda at the state, federal and international level. In addition to managing ACE’s Washington, D.C. office she is the company representative to various industry associations. Some representative issues Ms. Henry has worked on include asbestos litigation reform, the terrorism risk insurance act and the current global efforts regarding insurance regulatory reform, including identification of systemically important insurers and the supervision of globally active firms.  Since 1992 Ms. Henry has held numerous management positions at ACE, including serving as Chief Legal Officer for Ace’s domestic operations.   Prior to joining ACE, Ms. Henry was an associate at the Philadelphia law firm of White & Williams where she represented ACE’s predecessor companies as national coverage counsel for environmental, asbestos and other toxic tort exposures.

Ms. Henry is a frequent lecturer on the federal legislative agenda as well as insurance regulation and tort reform issues.  She has been on the Board of Overseers of the Rand Institute for Civil Justice, the ABA task force on asbestos litigation and is currently on the Board of the Philadelphia Diversity Law Group, the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform and the Red Cross Spectrum Committee and is a member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel.  Ms. Henry is a graduate of the College of William & Mary and Villanova University School of Law.  Ms. Henry received the Ace Don Kramer Award for Creativity in recognition of her work on federal asbestos legislation and was named one of the 2009 Business Insurance Women to Watch. She was recently honored by the law firm of White and Williams at its 2013 Virginia Barton Wallace event as the “Local Woman of Distinction” for achievement in the legal profession.  

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JOAN K. WOODWARD
Executive Vice PresidentPublic Policy

President
The Travelers Institute

Joan Kois Woodward is Executive Vice President of Public Policy for Travelers.  She also is President of The Travelers Institute, which was created in May 2009 as a means of participating in public policy dialogue on matters of interest to the property casualty insurance sector, as well as the financial services industry more broadly. The Travelers Institute draws upon the industry expertise of Travelers’ senior management and the technical expertise of its risk professionals and other experts to provide information, analysis and recommendations to public policy makers and regulators.  Ms. Woodward is a member of the company’s Management, Risk and Operating Committees and also serves on the Travelers Foundation Board.

Ms. Woodward joined Travelers in 2008 from Goldman, Sachs & Co., where she was the founding Executive Director of the company’s Global Markets Institute.  During her nine years at Goldman Sachs, Ms. Woodward also served as Vice President and Director of Washington Research for Goldman Sachs’ Global Investment Research.  Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Ms. Woodward worked on Capitol Hill for 12 years, serving as Deputy Chief of Staff for the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance as well as Senior Economist for the U.S. Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs and the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Budget.

Ms. Woodward has bachelor’s degrees in Economics and Political Science and a master’s degree in Public Administration, all from the American University.  She also studied at the University of London.

Ms. Woodward serves on the Board of Directors of the United States Chamber of Commerce.   In July 2010, Ms. Woodward was appointed to the President’s national Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Export Council.  She is engaged with numerous community and charitable groups including serving on the Board of Directors of the Bryce Harlow Foundation.  She is also a recipient of the 2009-2010 David Rockefeller Fellowship.

Ms. Woodward and her husband, Ned, have four children and live in Arlington, Va.

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ALICE T. KANE is a Partner at Duane Morris LLP in the Insurance Corporate Regulatory group. Previously Ms. Kane led the Health Insurance practice at Dewey &LeBoeuf.  Before joining Dewey, she served asGeneral Counsel of the Americas forZurich Financial Services, oneof the world’s leading global propertyand casualtyinsuranceholdingcompanies. In that role, she led the settlement of industry-wide complex litigation and regulatory investigations. While at Zurich, Ms. Kane was named Interim Global General Counsel.

Ms. Kane began practicing law at New York Life Insurance Company where she was named Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of the Board.In that role Ms. Kanestructured and led lifeinsuranceindustry-wide settlements forvanishing premiums with state Attorneys General and Departments of Insurance. Ms. Kane also was the Executive Vice President in charge of New York Life’s multi-billion dollar Asset Management businesses, including GICs, the Mainstay mutual funds and MacKay Shields Investment Management.

As well as being former director of the NASD Regulatory Board and head of the Legal Section of ACLI, Ms. Kane has served as an independent director on several corporate boards including Global Crossing Ltd., Guess! and Corinthian Colleges Inc.

Raised in New York, Ms. Kane graduated from Manhattanville College and New York University School of Law. She also attended the PMD Executive program at Harvard Business School.

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REBECCA C. AMOROSO, Vice Chairman, Insurance is a Principal of Deloitte LLP and is the US Insurance Industry Leader.  She is also a member of Deloitte’s National Women’s Initiative Committee.  Ms. Amoroso has served a wide of insurance clients and is a frequent speaker on insurance matters as well as topics involving women and diversity specifically related to the insurance industry. 

Ms. Amoroso started her career in the actuarial area and is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society, and member of the American Academy of Actuaries.  Ms. Amoroso was  recognized by the Executive Women of New Jersey’s “Salute to the Policy Makers” honoree for 2010; was profiled by Business Insurance as one of the Women to Watch in 2008, has been named 2008 Insurance Woman of the Year by the Association of Professional Insurance Women; honored as one of the “Top 50 Hispanic Women in Business”, and Working Mother magazine named Rebecca “One of the top 10 corporate multicultural women” along with Oprah Winfrey and leaders at Avon, Johnson & Johnson, CBS, PepisCo, and Xerox.  Ms. Amoroso has over thirty years of insurance experience, 27 of which have been with Deloitte.

Prior to joining Deloitte, Ms. Amoroso was employed by American International Group (AIG) and began her career at Insurance Service Office (ISO).

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ANNE-MARIE SLAUGHTER is the Bert G. Kerstetter '66 University Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University. From 2009–2011 she served as Director of Policy Planning for the United States Department of State, the first woman to hold that position. Upon leaving the State Department she received the Secretary's Distinguished Service Award for her work leading the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review, as well as a Meritorious Honor Award from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and a Joint Civilian Service Commendation Award from the Supreme Allied Commander for Europe. Prior to her government service, Dr. Slaughter was the Dean of Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs from 2002–2009.

Dr. Slaughter has written or edited six books, including A NEW WORLD ORDER (2004) and THE IDEA THAT IS AMERICA: KEEPING FAITH WITH OUR VALUES IN A DANGEROUS WORLD (2007), and over 100 scholarly articles. She was also the convener and academic co-chair, with Professor John Ikenberry, of the Princeton Project on National Security, a multi-year research project aimed at developing a new, bipartisan national security strategy for the United States.

Dr. Slaughter is a frequent contributor to both mainstream and new media, writing a monthly column for Project Syndicate, providing commentary on blogs, radio, and television, and curating foreign policy news for over 60,000 followers on Twitter. She has served on many boards, including the Council of Foreign Relations and the McDonald's Corporation, and is currently on the board of the New America Foundation and Abt Associates. She is a member of the Aspen Strategy Group and is a consultant to Google, Inc. Foreign Policy magazine named her to their annual list of the Top 100 Global Thinkers in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012.

From 1994-2002, Dr. Slaughter was the J. Sinclair Armstrong Professor of International, Foreign, and Comparative Law and Director of the International Legal Studies Program at Harvard Law School. She received a B.A. from Princeton, an M.Phil and D.Phil in international relations from Oxford, where she was a Daniel M. Sachs Scholar, and a J.D. from Harvard. She is married to Professor Andrew Moravcsik; they live in Princeton with their two sons.

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BERT FORTNEY is the Northeast Insurance Sector Leader for Deloitte LLP and has over thirty years of experience serving a multitude of global Financial Services organizations, including Insurance Companies, Banks and Brokerage firms. She is a member of Deloitte’s Insurance Management Committee and leads multiple global accounts for Deloitte. Bert holds a National Women’s Leadership role for Deloitte and recently added a National Diversity role to her many accomplishments. She is a frequent speaker on diversity, inclusion and women’s issues in the workplace.Bert started her career as a Property/Casualty Underwriter and Broker. She has been consulting for the last 15 year with a heavy focus on strategy, operations and distribution. In particular, Bert has focused her career on helping Insurance Companies to expand distribution to provide services to women, minorities and the underserved in the Insurance space.Bert has authored multiple Insurance industry thoughtware pieces, including a recent study of Gen Y and Gen X consumers, Deloitte’s Annual Global Insurance Outlook and multiple Producer/Broker studies. Over the years, she has been a member and/or keynote speaker for the following organizations: Financial Institutions in Insurance, Professional Agent’s Association, the National Association of Life Underwriters, the Life Operations Management Association and the Life Insurance Marketing Research Association. Additionally, Bert has served as a Director for the Independent Insurance Agent’s Association and has served on multiple Insurance Advisory Boards and Producer Advisory Councils.

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TAD MONTROSS is Chairman and CEO of General Re Corporation. He began his career with Gen Re in 1978 as a Casualty Facultative underwriter. Since then, Tad has held a number of positions of increasing responsibility, both in the U.S. and internationally. In 1992, he was promoted to Chief Underwriter for the Treaty business. In 2001 he became a member of Gen Re’s Executive Committee and the Group’s President and Chief Underwriting Office in 2005.  In 2008 he was appointed Chairman and CEO. Tad is a graduate of Harvard College. He has served on the Board of Directors

of the National Disaster Coalition, and on the Advisory Committee of the Chicago Board of Trade. He has served as a board member of the Insurance Information Institute.   Currently he is the Secretary/Treasurer of the Reinsurance Association of America.   Tad has made presentations worldwide on reinsurance and industry related issues. Until recently, he was a member of the Financial Services Advisory Committee.  He is on the Executive Committee of the Board of the School of Risk Management, at St.John’s University and the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of the American Institute for CPCU (AICPCU).

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SERAINA MAAG is Chief Executive of the North America Property & Casualty (P&C) unit of XL Group plc’s global insurance operations. She directs XL Group’s multiline property & casualty operations, including underwriting activities for General Property, U.S. Risk Management, Excess Casualty, North America Programs, Environmental and Excess & Surplus coverages, in the U.S. and Canada. Throughout her career, Ms. Maag has held leadership positions in commercial insurance and finance in the US and abroad. Before joining XL Group, Ms. Maag was President of Zurich North America Commercial, Specialties Business Unit where she managed all aspects of the unit’s U.S. operations. She was promoted to this position after serving as the unit’s Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Maag also served as head of Investor Relations & Rating Agencies for Zurich Financial Services in Switzerland. In that role, she was responsible for managing relationships with investors, analysts and rating agencies on a global basis. Prior to joining Zurich in 2002, Ms. Maag was a founding partner and financial analyst for NZB NeueZuercher Bank in Switzerland. Between 1990 and 2000, she held various management positions within underwriting and financial at SwissRe in Switzerland and Australia. Ms. Maag was elected a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, which nominates individuals to help discover innovative solutions to today’s most pressing problems through various initiatives and workstreams, as well as catalyzing the next generation of leaders. She holds an MBA from Monash Mt. Eliza Business School in Australia and is also a CFA (Certified Financial Analyst) Charterholder.

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INGA BEALE
Inga joined the Prudential Assurance Company in London in 1982 and trained as an international treaty reinsurance underwriter. In 1992 she joined GE Insurance Solutions being appointed to a number of underwriting management roles and gaining experience in London, USA, and France, before becoming President of GE Frankona and Head of Continental Europe, Middle East and Africa for GE Insurance Solutions based in Germany. In 2006 she was appointed Group Chief Executive Officer of Converium in Switzerland (now part of the SCOR Group). In 2008, she joined Zurich Insurance Group as a member of the Group Management Board in Zurich with responsibility for Mergers & Acquisitions, Organisational Transformation and Internal Consulting, becoming Global Chief Underwriting Officer in 2009. In January 2012, Inga returned to the London Market and was appointed Group Chief Executive Officer at Canopius.

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LORI FOUCHE
President/CEO Fireman’s Fund
Lori is the president and CEO of Fireman’sFund. She joined Fireman’s Fund in 2006 and spent her first couple of years with the company in Specialty lines as head of marketing, and then as Specialty's chief operating officer. Most recently she was president of Commercial Insurance. Previously, Lori has held a variety of underwriting, product management and marketing positions at Chubb. Lori earned her bachelor’s degree from
Princeton University and her MBA from Harvard Business School. She also serves on several boards including the Insurance Information Institute, American Insurance Association and the national board of Girls, Inc.

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DOUG LIBBY

Doug Libby is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Crum & Forster's group of companies.  C&F is a provider of unique specialty insurance offerings, as well as an outstanding standard lines product lineup.  Admitted in all states, with offices in over 30 locations, C&F has a proud history that goes back over 115 years.

Prior to Crum & Forster, Doug held positions in three separate areas:

  • 1989 - 2008: Chairman, President and CEO of Seneca Insurance Company, a specialty and E&S company headquartered in New York City, with a statutory combined ratio for the past 15 years of approximately 90%. In August 2000, Seneca became a subsidiary of Crum & Forster. Doug assumed the leadership role at Seneca while acting as a Principal of Odyssey Partners, L. P., a New York-based LBO firm.
  • 1982 - 1989: Managing Director and General Counsel of L. F. Rothschild & Co., Inc., a New York investment banking firm specializing in high technology IPO's and fixed income trading and transactions.
  • 1977 - 1982: Associate at Kelley, Drye and Warren and then at Cravath, Swaine& Moore, leading securities and litigation firms in New York City.

Doug graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard College with a degree in history in 1973, and Harvard Law School in 1977.

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CLEMENT B. BOOTH
Member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE,
Global Insurance Lines & Anglo Markets
Personal details
Date of birth: July 15, 1954
Place of birth: Cape Town, South Africa
Professional career
1974 – 1998
Various executive positions in the South African insurance industry, including CEO of Munich Reinsurance Company of Africa Ltd. (between 1993 and 1998)
1999 – 2003
Member of the Board of Management of Munich Reinsurance Company AG, Munich
2003 – 2005
Chairman and CEO, Aon Re International, London
Since 2006
Member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE (formerly Allianz AG), responsible for Global Insurance Lines & Anglo Markets
 Membership in statutory supervisory and SE administrative boards in Germany: Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty AG (Chairman)
 Membership in comparable* supervisory bodies
o Euler Hermes SA (Chairman)
o Allianz Insurance plc (Chairman)
o Allianz Australia Insurance Ltd.
o Allianz Irish Life Holdings plc

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ERIN HAMRICK has eighteen years of experience serving the insurance industry and fifteen years of
experience as an executive search consultant. Prior to co-founding Sterling James, Erin served as a senior search consultant with the insurance practices of both Heidrick& Struggles and Spencer Stuart. During this time, she also took a year sabbatical to work for the U.S. Department of Defense, where she helped with efforts to rebuild infrastructure in Iraq. Erin has worked extensively with board members, CEOs and othersenior executives in all sectors of the insurance industry: property/casualty, reinsurance, life/annuity, brokerage and in insurance related business services. Additionally she has worked with both private equity firms and venture-backed concerns with interests in the insurance industry. Earlier in her career, Erin served in both line and staff roles at The Hartford and at the brokerage firm Hamilton Dorsey Alston. Erin is a graduate of Villanova University. She currently serves on
the board of Sustainable Lawrence, promoting an 'eco-municipality' in Lawrence Township and is also active in local land and building preservation initiatives.

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Dr. SUSAN S. FLEMING is an educator, researcher, businesswoman and mother with deep experience and expertise in the areas of finance, insurance, business strategy, organizational behavior and issues of gender diversity.  Susan began her career on Wall Street, where over a period of twelve years she held various positions in the investment community, including that of Analyst at Morgan Stanley & Co., Vice President of Insurance Partners, L.P., a $540 million private equity fund and Partner at Capital Z Financial Services Partners, a $1.85B private equity fund.

After retiring from Wall Street in 2003, Susan began work as an educator, teaching executives, investment professionals, MBAs and undergraduates in the areas of corporate finance, insurance, valuation, and gender bias. She also enrolled at Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management to pursue a Ph.D. in Management where her research focused on better understanding the factors contributing to a dearth of women in leadership positions in U.S. society. In addition to Susan’s work as an educator, researcher and business consultant, Susan helped to found a start-up company in Ithaca, NY; has previously served on the board of directors of four publicly traded insurance and reinsurance companies, two private companies and two non-profit organizations; and currently serves on the board of Virtus Investment Partners, Inc., a publicly traded asset management firm; and Endurance Specialty Holdings, Ltd., a publicly traded global insurance and reinsurance holding company.
Susan currently is a Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship at the Cornell School of Hotel Administration and a Senior Lecturer of Management and Organizations at the Johnson Graduate School of Management. She holds a B.A. in Economics and Asian Studies (Highest Distinction) from the University of Virginia and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Management from Cornell University.

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MARIA CASTAÑON MOATS is the firm’s Chief Diversity Officer (CDO). Maria joined  the firm in 1994 and became a partner in 2004. She is an Assurance partner who  has worked in the National Professional Services Group (NPSG) in Florham Park,  and several other PwC offices, including Dallas and El Paso. Prior to her two-year tour in NPSG, she served as the engagement leader on several large Fortune 500 Retail & Consumer (R&C) companies and multinational Industrial products clients in Dallas. Appointed as the CDO in June 2011, Maria is responsible for overseeing thefirm's diversity strategy. PwC is known as a top company for diversity, receiving high rankings and awards from DiversityIncmagazine, Working  Mother magazine, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation and the Great Place to Work Institute, among others. In addition to her role as the CDO, Maria is the engagement leader on a New Jersey-based R&C client. Maria is a graduate of the University of Texas at El Paso and is a licensed CPA in Texas, New Jersey and New York. She is a dedicated board member for the March of Dimes and an advocate of children's adoptions. Maria is a first-generation Mexican American and speaks Spanish fluently. She lives in northern New Jersey with her husband and two children.

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MICHAEL E. ANGELINA, ACAS, MAAA, CERA
Executive Director, Academy of Risk Management & Insurance
Erivan K. Haub School of Business, Saint Joseph’s University
Mike Angelina joined Saint Joseph's University in April 2012 to lead the Risk Management and Insurance program within the Haub School of Business.  Prior to joining Saint Joseph’s, he was an executive officer with Bermuda based insurer and reinsurer, Endurance Specialty Holdings, Ltd. as its Chief Risk Officer & Chief Actuary.  In this capacity he led the global pricing, reserving, and risk management functions with a particular emphasis on Enterprise Risk Management.

Mr. Angelina is an Associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society, a Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst, and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries, currently serving on the Academy Board of Directors as Vice President - Casualty. Mr. Angelina began his actuarial career with CIGNA and then joined Tillinghast (now Towers Watson) in 1988 where he participated in the development of Tillinghast's excess of loss pricing system and its Global Loss Distributions initiative, as well as numerous client assignments, with a focus on mergers & acquisitions, pricing and reserving for reinsurance companies and multi-line insurers. Mr. Angelina worked for one year for Reliance Reinsurance Corp. as a Vice President and Actuary prior to returning to Tillinghast in 2000 leading the Philadelphia office.

Mr. Angelina is the co-author of Tillinghast's industry-wide asbestos actuarial study and participated in the development of the 2003 FAIR Act (proposed Federal asbestos legislation). Mr. Angelina is a member of the American Academy of Actuaries’ Committee on Property Liability Financial Reporting, Casualty Practice Council, and Chairperson of the Emerging Issues Task Force.  He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences covering topics such as Risk Governance, Loss Reserving, International Issues, Capital Allocation, Regulation, Market Conditions, and Pricing Trends.

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LAURIE A. O'SHEA
Vice Chairman
Chicago Office
Phone: +1 312-253-6621
Laurie A. O’Shea is a Vice Chairman with CTPartners, a premier executive search firm committed to performance, quality and results.  Laurie is Global Head of the firm’s Insurance Practice, as well as a member of the firm’s CEO & Board and Inclusion Practices.

In this leadership role, Laurie oversees the activities of a global network of professionals dedicated to serving the insurance industry.  Through her efforts, team communication, industry knowledge and service delivery are enhanced.  Laurie conducts assignments for major clients based throughout the world.  She has recruited senior general management talent, including CEOs, COOs, CFOS, CIOs, as well as members of boards of directors.  She has closely collaborated with companies to build global teams responsible for key functions, operations, and initiatives critical to corporate success.

Laurie entered the search profession 25 years ago, spending the last 15 years with Russell Reynolds Associates.  During her 15-year tenure, she became Co-Head of the Americas for Insurance and was a member of the Diversity Practice.

Laurie received her undergraduate degree from Beloit College and her Master’s degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago.  She is Treasurer of the Matadors Boys Club, as well as a member of The Chicago Network and The Chicago Finance Exchange.  She is also a former member of the Illinois Venture Capital Association. 

Through her family’s not-for-profit, Laurie works with underprivileged youth in Chicago.  She is also a judge and coach for amateur boxing. 

Laurie is based in the firm’s Chicago office.

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PATRICIA SELLERS
Every year since its launch in 1998, Pattie Sellers has helped oversee Fortune's "Most Powerful Women in Business" cover package. She has led the expansion of the annual Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit, the preeminent gathering of women leaders in business, philanthropy, government, academia and the arts. She also oversees the Fortune-U.S. State Department Global Women Leaders Mentoring Partnership and Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs initiative.

Sellers has written some of Fortune’s most talked-about cover stories, including Oprah’s Next Act, Can Meg Whitman Save California?, The $100 Billion Woman (Melinda Gates), Martha Stewart (I cannot be destroyed) and Ted Turner (Gone with the Wind). A specialist at capturing larger-than-life personalities, she has profiled Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent (Muhtar Kent’s New Coke), billionaire Richard Rainwater (The Fight of Richard Rainwater’s Life), Tom Freston (The Most Wanted Man on the Planet) and former U.S. Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson (Hank Paulson’s Secret Life). She has also broken ground with insightful career management stories about Ego (Get Over Yourself!), Charisma (Do You Need It? Can You Get It?), Failure (So You Fail. So What?)and Power (Do Women Really Want It? and Women, Sex & Power.)

Sellers grew up in Allentown, Pennsylvania, graduated from the University of Virginia and started at Fortune in 1984. Her blog, “Postcards,” is about how power players do it—how they lead, manage and navigate their careers.

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SHARON M. LUDLOW, CA
President and Chief Executive Officer
Swiss Re Canada
Sharon Ludlow is President and CEO of Swiss Re in Canada.  Based in Toronto, she is responsible for the company's Property & Casualty and Life & Health reinsurance operations in Canada.  Her previous experience also includes senior finance positions in a commercial property & casualty insurance company and a life insurance company.  She played a key role in the demutualization and IPO of Canada Life Financial and launched Kanetix – a consumers' on-line insurance quotation service company.

Sharon holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto and earned her CA designation in 1992.  She also holds an FLMI designation.

Sharon serves as Chair, Solvency & Capital Committee and is a member of the Adaptation to Climate Change Steering Committee and the Earthquake Oversight Committee of the Insurance Bureau of Canada.  She is a member of the Reinsurance Committee of the Canadian Life & Health Insurance Association; and serves as President of the Reinsurance Research Council.  In addition, Sharon serves as a Director of the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction.

Sharon has actively volunteered for Junior Achievement of Canada and has held Treasurer and President and Chair of the Board positions for various non-profit organizations.

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ANTHONY J. KUCZINSKI
President & Chief Executive Officer
Munich Reinsurance America, Inc.

Tony Kuczinski is President and Chief Executive Officer of Munich Reinsurance America, Inc., Chairman of HSB Group, Inc., and Chairman of American Modern Insurance Group, Inc.  He has overall responsibility for Munich Re’s property and casualty reinsurance and specialty insurance businesses in the U.S.  He is also a board member of Munich Re America Corporation and several of the related corporations.

He has over 28 years of industry experience that includes wide-ranging leadership and management experience within the United States with exposure to both domestic and international operations, insurance and reinsurance, and small and large organizations.

Prior to assuming his current position in January 2008, Tony was President of the Specialty Markets division of Munich Reinsurance America and  President of American Alternative Insurance Corporation and The Princeton Excess and Surplus Lines Insurance Company.   He was a member of Munich Reinsurance America’s Senior Management Team and responsible for developing and achieving Specialty Markets’ strategic and business plans.  The Specialty Markets division is the center of competence foralternative market, program business and other specialty insurance and reinsurance products and services produced within Munich Re.

Prior to his appointment as President of Specialty Markets, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Resource Officer responsible for driving the reorganization and change within Munich Reinsurance America with the new management team in place.  Immediately prior to this role, he was President of Munich Reinsurance  America's Insurance Company Operations, where he was responsible for the development of Munich Reinsurance America’s primary insurance companies and core insurance capabilities in the U.S. 

Tony has held various other positions during his 20+ years with Munich Re, which include:

  • Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Munich-American RiskPartners
  • Vice President and Team Leader for Am Re Consultants
  • Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for International Operations and Treasurer for Munich Reinsurance America

Prior to joining Munich Re, he was Chief Operating Officer of New York Marine and General Insurance Group, a publicly traded insurance company and, prior to this, worked for the international public accounting and consulting firm, PriceWaterhouseCoopers. 

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THERESE M. (“TERRI”) VAUGHAN, PH.D.

Dr. Vaughan is a leading expert in insurance regulation, having spent the bulk of her career as a scholar of regulation, an insurance regulator, or a representative of U.S. insurance regulators domestically and internationally.  Most recently, she was the Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), a position she held from February 2009 to November 2012.  As CEO, Dr. Vaughan oversaw the operations of the NAIC, the U.S. standard-setting and regulatory support organization created and governed by the chief insurance regulators from the 50 states, the District of Columbia and five U.S. territories. She served as the Association’s primary representative and chief spokesperson in Washington, D.C., represented the NAIC as a member of the Executive Committee of the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS), and was a member of the steering committee for the U.S./E.U. Insurance Dialogue Project.   She was actively involved in developing and promoting NAIC international policies, in the NAIC’s response to the Dodd-Frank Act, and in the development and implementation of the NAIC’s Solvency Modernization Initiative.

Prior to joining the NAIC, Dr. Vaughan spent time in both academic and regulation.  From 2005 to 2009, she was the Robb B. Kelley Distinguished Professor of Insurance and Actuarial Science at Drake University, where she focused on the regulation and management of financial institutions.  From 1994 to 2004, she was the Iowa Insurance Commissioner.  In that position, she served under the administrations of both major parties and was the longest serving commissioner in Iowa’s history.  She was an active member of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), serving as its President in 2002. 

Dr. Vaughan has had a long-term interest in cross-sectoral issues, international developments in supervision and regulation, and regulatory modernization.  In 2012, she chaired the Joint Forum, a Basel, Switzerland-based organization created by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), and IAIS to address cross-sectoral and financial conglomerate issues.  Prior to and following the passage of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), she was the NAIC’s chief liaison with federal banking regulators and played a key role in developing the NAIC’s response to GLBA.    From 2001 to 2003, she chaired the NAIC’s terrorism risk implementation working group and worked with the Congress and U.S. Treasury on passage and implementation of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002.  She is widely credited with being the architect of the NAIC’s Interstate Insurance Product Regulation Compact.  

Dr. Vaughan earned a Ph.D. in risk and insurance at the University of Pennsylvania and a B.B.A. in insurance and economics at the University of Iowa.  She is a CPCU, an Associate of the Society of Actuaries, an Associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society, and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries.  She is the co-author of two college textbooks on insurance, Essentials of Insurance and Fundamentals of Risk and Insurance, the 10th edition of which was released in December 2007.  She is a past editor of the Journal of Insurance Regulation and is a past president of the American Risk and Insurance Association, the premier academic association devoted to the study and promotion of knowledge about risk management and insurance.  

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KATHLEEN M. TIERNEY
Executive Vice President
Chubb

Kathleen is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Chubb Personal Insurance, a leader in providing specialized personal insurance with approximately $3.8 Billion in revenue and 1,500 employees around the globe.  In this capacity, Kathleen oversees all the financial, marketing, and talent management activities for the business unit worldwide. 

For more than a decade Kathleen has been very active in the Women’s Development Council, Chubb’s employee resource group whose mission is to foster career development and advancement of women into leadership positions. Kathleen was Co-Chair of the Council in 2005 and Chair in 2006.  In 2010, the National Association of Insurance Women named Kathleen Outstanding Achiever for her efforts to advance women in the industry.  She is a frequent speaker on mentoring and leadership development within and outside the insurance industry.         

Kathleen graduated from Williams College in 1990 with a BA in psychology and received her MBA in Finance and Economics from the Stern School of Business in 1999.   She resides in Westchester, NY with her husband and two sons Cole and Luke.

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PATRICIA A. HENRY
is currently Executive Vice President for ACE Group Holdings with global responsibility for government and industry affairs.  In this role, Ms. Henry oversees the development and implementation of the public affairs agenda at the state, federal and international level. In addition to managing ACE’s Washington, D.C. office she is the company representative to various industry associations. Some representative issues Ms. Henry has worked on include asbestos litigation reform, the terrorism risk insurance act and the current global efforts regarding insurance regulatory reform, including identification of systemically important insurers and the supervision of globally active firms.  Since 1992 Ms. Henry has held numerous management positions at ACE, including serving as Chief Legal Officer for Ace’s domestic operations.   Prior to joining ACE, Ms. Henry was an associate at the Philadelphia law firm of White & Williams where she represented ACE’s predecessor companies as national coverage counsel for environmental, asbestos and other toxic tort exposures.

Ms. Henry is a frequent lecturer on the federal legislative agenda as well as insurance regulation and tort reform issues.  She has been on the Board of Overseers of the Rand Institute for Civil Justice, the ABA task force on asbestos litigation and is currently on the Board of the Philadelphia Diversity Law Group, the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform and the Red Cross Spectrum Committee and is a member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel.  Ms. Henry is a graduate of the College of William & Mary and Villanova University School of Law.  Ms. Henry received the Ace Don Kramer Award for Creativity in recognition of her work on federal asbestos legislation and was named one of the 2009 Business Insurance Women to Watch. She was recently honored by the law firm of White and Williams at its 2013 Virginia Barton Wallace event as the “Local Woman of Distinction” for achievement in the legal profession.  

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JOAN K. WOODWARD
Executive Vice PresidentPublic Policy

President
The Travelers Institute

Joan Kois Woodward is Executive Vice President of Public Policy for Travelers.  She also is President of The Travelers Institute, which was created in May 2009 as a means of participating in public policy dialogue on matters of interest to the property casualty insurance sector, as well as the financial services industry more broadly. The Travelers Institute draws upon the industry expertise of Travelers’ senior management and the technical expertise of its risk professionals and other experts to provide information, analysis and recommendations to public policy makers and regulators.  Ms. Woodward is a member of the company’s Management, Risk and Operating Committees and also serves on the Travelers Foundation Board.

Ms. Woodward joined Travelers in 2008 from Goldman, Sachs & Co., where she was the founding Executive Director of the company’s Global Markets Institute.  During her nine years at Goldman Sachs, Ms. Woodward also served as Vice President and Director of Washington Research for Goldman Sachs’ Global Investment Research.  Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Ms. Woodward worked on Capitol Hill for 12 years, serving as Deputy Chief of Staff for the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance as well as Senior Economist for the U.S. Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs and the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Budget.

Ms. Woodward has bachelor’s degrees in Economics and Political Science and a master’s degree in Public Administration, all from the American University.  She also studied at the University of London.

Ms. Woodward serves on the Board of Directors of the United States Chamber of Commerce.   In July 2010, Ms. Woodward was appointed to the President’s national Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Export Council.  She is engaged with numerous community and charitable groups including serving on the Board of Directors of the Bryce Harlow Foundation.  She is also a recipient of the 2009-2010 David Rockefeller Fellowship.

Ms. Woodward and her husband, Ned, have four children and live in Arlington, Va.

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DEBORAH ALDREDGE
Chief Administrative Officer, Farmers Group, Inc.

Deborah Aldredge is the Chief Administrative Officer, a position she has held since January 2013. In her role, Aldredge oversees Human Resources, the University of Farmers, Government and Industry Affairs, Risk and administrative oversight for Internal Audit (which reports to FGI and Exchange Audit Committees).

Previously, she served as Chief People Officer beginning in December 2011 where she was accountable for providing human resources support to Farmers' 24,000 employees in such areas as talent strategy, workforce planning, talent management, succession planning and executive coaching. She also worked with her functional counterparts in Human Resources to deliver competitive compensation and benefits programs, to positively impact employee engagement and to promote performance management to make Farmers the destination of choice for top talent. In addition, she is responsible for the learning and development solutions for the 40,000 employees, agents, and district managers.

Before that, in August 2009, she was appointed as the head of the Human Resources Business Partners.

With more than 25 years of experience in human resources and corporate learning, Aldredge's previous work experience includes senior human resources, learning and development, and performance roles at Bank of America, Merrill Lynch and Thomson Financial.
Education: Bachelor of arts from University of Iowa.

She has completed a number of certifications and advanced leadership programs over her career; and has previously held industry licenses (e.g. Series 7, 63, 24 and Insurance).
Interests: Outdoor activities, reading and cooking

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GAIL N. JACKSON, MD
Fire Insurance Exchange

Dr. Jackson is a physician specializing in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Her medical practice is established in Los Angeles, California where she is affiliated with the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Jackson has given numerous medical presentations and lectures, and she is involved in many professional medical associations and societies. Dr. Jackson is also active in local civic and political organizations. She is a graduate of Howard University and the Howard University College of Medicine.

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GISSELLE M. ACEVEDO
Fire Insurance Exchange

Ms. Acevedo is the former President and CEO of Para Los Niños, a non-profit organization in Los Angeles. She also previously served as President and General Manager for Hoy, a Spanish language newspaper, Vice President of Public Affairs at the Los Angeles Times, and in other public relations positions. Ms. Acevedo’s formal education includes a Master of Arts in Education from California State University, Los Angeles as well as a legal degree from Loyola Law School.

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DALE A. MARTIN
Chair- Fire Insurance Exchange

Ms Marlin has over 30 years of experience in the information technology industry. Most of her career has been spent with IBM Corporation where she provided business transformation and information technology consulting services to senior executives primarily in the financial services industry. Between 1988 and 1996, she was the lead IBM consultant for Farmers Group, Inc. her responsibilities later expanded to include other major insurance clients. Ms. Marlin earned a business administration degree from Tulane University.

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ANDREA JAMES
Kemper Preferred

"Passion for customer" aptly summarizes Andrea James' insurance career that started when she was 12 years old at her father's agency. Since then Andrea has brought her passion to owning her own agency, working her way through regional and home offices of Allstate, serving as Chief Operating Officer at Countrywide and SVP at Bank of America. She began her career with Kemper Preferred in 2012 as SVP, Marketing and Distribution. Today as President of Kemper, Andrea is responsible for leading the organization and ensuring the company's profitable growth.

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BETSY MYERS
Founding Director of the Center for Women & Business at Bentley University
Author of Take the Lead: Motivate, Inspire, and Bring Out the Best in Yourself and Everyone Around You

Betsy Myers is currently speaking and leading workshops around the world on the changing nature of leadership. In May 2011, Myers was appointed Founding Director of the Center for Women & Business at Bentley University. The Center focuses on educating students about their leadership potential while conducting research about how and why companies should promote and retain women. Myers is continuing to build relationships with corporations and share information about putting these practices into place.

In January 2007 Ms. Myers joined Barack O'Bama's Presidential Campaign, where she served as a senior advisor. Prior to this appointment, Myers was the Executive Director of the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.

A senior official in the Clinton Administration, Ms. Myers was the President's senior advisor on women's issues. As Deputy Assistant to the President, she launched and served as the first Director of the White House Office for Women's Initiatives and Outreach.

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ENYA (MIN) HE
Fellow, Chartered Insurance Institute of Britain
Professor & Assistant Dean, School of Insurance, Central Universtiy of Finance & Economics, P.R. China
Associate Professor, College of Business, University of North Texas, USA

Dr. He teaches corporate risk management and employee benefits at the undergraduate and graduate level. Her research interests are focused in the areas of corporate ownership structure, executive compensation and CEO changes. She also studies the competition in the health insurance market. She serves on the board of the Southern Risk and Insurance Association and is a member of the American Risk and Insurance Association.

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KATHY MALAMIS
Partner, Tressler LLP

Kathy Malamis is a partner at the national law firm Tressler LLP, and has more than a decade of experience representing insurance industry clients. Kathy frequently speaks on insurance topics and provides training for her clients.

Highly active in diversity and gender initiatives both within and outside the firm, Kathy is former co-chair and continuing advisor to Tressler's Women's Initiative--a group devoted to the advancement and professional development of female attorneys.

In April 2012 she was honored with the Corporate Women of Achievement Award by the Chicago Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners. She is a member of the Associate Board of Directors of the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation, Midwest Division, and serves as chair of the Volunteer Committee.

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CLAIRE SHIPMAN
Senior contributor for ABC News' Good Morning America, World News and Nightline

Co-author of The New York Times best seller, Womenomics: The Workplace Revolution That Will Change Your Life

Ms. Shipman serves as senior contributor for ABC News' Good Morning America, World News and Nightline, covering politics and other national and international news stories. She regularly conducts in-depth interviews with top news-making figures, such as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, President George W. Bush, President Bill Clinton and Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie of York.

She is co-author, with Katty Kay, of The New York Times best seller, Womenonomics: The Workplace Revolution That Will Change Your Life. The book addresses how today's women's management style is ideally suited for the 21st century business world as it produces more pofitable companies with happier employees.

Prior to joining ABC News in 2001, Shipman served as White House correspondent for NBC News where she regularly reported on presidential policy and politics for NBC Nighly News and Today.

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