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Insurance Education

Temple Professor Wants Future Insurance Professionals ‘To Hit the Ground Running’

R.B. Drennan says the university’s risk management and insurance program aims to transform students into young professionals as companies look to recruit new talent.

Date: February 2024


Insurance Education

Student Engagement Is Paramount for FSU Insurance Program

Charles Nyce, chair of the Department of Risk Management/Insurance, Real Estate and Legal Studies at Florida State University, works to get students interested in insurance—and to see things from their perspective.

Date: February 2024


What Readers Say

Readers Recall Influence of Insurance Instructors

Best’s Review readers weigh in on who influenced them and why, when it came to their insurance education and professional development.

Date: February 2024


Insurance Education

Insurance Veteran, Consumer Advocate Schmit Brings ‘Creative Destruction’ to Wisconsin

Joan Schmit earned her MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where, as the American Family Insurance Distinguished Chair in Risk Management and Insurance, she was able to introduce the Creative Destruction Lab program in 2020.

Date: February 2024


Insurance Leaders

In Memoriam: Insurance Industry Leaders of 2023

Charlie Munger, Denis Kessler and two former state insurance commissioners were among the industry executives who died last year.

Date: February 2024


Insurance Education

Helping Insurance Students Get ‘Back on Track’ After the Pandemic

David Marlett, managing director of the Brantley Risk & Insurance Center at Appalachian State University, has had to reeducate students on the “soft skills” they need to be successful insurance businesspeople.

Date: February 2024


Insurance Education

Crafting an Insurance Education To Provide a Broad Range of Skills

Like other industries, the insurance sector is looking for employees who can adapt to the rapidly changing environment in the 21st century, University of South Carolina Professor Robert Hartwig says.

Date: February 2024


Insurance Education

Campus Conversations

Insurance educators such as college professors can have an outsize impact on the professional development of generations of professionals in the industry. Their guidance can shape learning in the classroom and help students understand the need for continued education once they have embarked on their careers. To highlight February as Insurance Education Awareness Month, Best’s Review interviewed professors from several notable insurance and risk management academic programs nationwide.

Date: February 2024


Insurance Education

Academic Pursuit Led to ‘Insurance Nirvana’ for Columbia Educator

Columbia University’s Teresa Chan carved a diverse path from dealing with industry giants to giving back to students.

Date: February 2024


Insurance Leaders

A Closing Chapter for Some as Industry Leaders Mark the Passage of Another Year

Top executives at Humana, Mercer/Marsh McLennan, Aflac and MetLife, among others, announced retirement plans in 2023.

Date: February 2024


Executive Changes

Scor Appoints COO, Names Deputy CEO of Scor Life and Health

Marsh McLennan announces successor to retiring vice chair, Generali fills new CEO insurance post and Kemper taps interim CFO.

Date: December 2023


Executive Changes

American International Group Promotes EVP-General Counsel to Newly Created Vice Chair Post, Names Successor

Axa XL hires Americas region CEO, Guy Carpenter Europe appoints CEO and Brown & Brown names Europe CEO.

Date: November 2023


Executive Changes

AIG Appoints Global Chief Underwriting Officer

Beazley CFO announces departure, SiriusPoint hires global head of ceded reinsurance and Axa taps CEO for U.K. and Ireland.

Date: October 2023


Insurance Media

Wall Street Journal Reporter’s Insurance Coverage Has Lasting Impact on Industry

Leslie Scism, who retired in June after 30 years at the newspaper, exposed controversies and also provided a template for investigative reporting within the insurance space.

Date: September 2023


Executive Changes

Former Allstate Executive To Succeed Retiring TruStage CEO

AIG names permanent chief financial officer, Scor hires group CFO-deputy CEO and Allianz Commercial CEO steps down.

Date: August 2023


Risk Adviser

3 Ways To Deal With Talent Shortage Head-On

Partner-carrier resources can increase agency efficiency and effectiveness.

Date: August 2023


Book Store

Paving the Way: Chronicles of Black Entrepreneurs Who Transformed the Insurance Industry

Encore Insurance Group’s Rod Powell shares the stories of five trailblazers whose contributions continue to have an impact.

Date: July 2023


Executive Changes

Gallagher Re Chief Executive Retires; Company Names CEO of UK Operations

Lloyd’s fills new chief underwriting officer role, QBE Re hires chief partnership officer and Talanx appoints chief risk officer.

Date: July 2023


Insurance Staffing

Why Every Company Needs an Enterprise Staffing Strategy

The shortage of insurance talent highlights the need for companies to be prepared for current and future staffing needs.

Date: June 2023


Executive Changes

R&Q Insurance Holdings Names Nonexecutive Chairman, Successor to Retiring Group CEO

Munich Re Specialty names permanent president and CEO, Axis Capital Holdings appoints chief claims officer and MetLife fills EVP and chief actuary post.

Date: June 2023


Insurance Staffing

4 Steps To Developing an Effective Staffing and Talent Strategy

Date: June 2023


Executive Changes

Lloyd’s Appoints Chief Operations Officer

Allianz names global head of specialty, Gallagher fills new CEO-global insurance role and Fubon Life Insurance welcomes chief executive office.

Date: May 2023


Talent Recruitment

Insurers on the Front Lines of War for Talent

Technology positions will be among the most difficult to fill, according to a new labor market outlook study.

Date: May 2023


Executive Changes

Newly Appointed Chief Executive Officer To Join Scor May 1

Legal & General begins search for successor to retiring chief executive, Ascot names new group president-CEO and Genworth splits leadership roles.

Date: April 2023


Education

Georgia State Department of Risk Management & Insurance To Get New Name After $15 Million Gift

The Starr Foundation’s donation, the largest in the history of the university’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business, will be used to attract top students and faculty and provide a modern learning environment for what will be known as the Maurice R. Greenberg School of Risk Science.

Date: April 2023


Executive Changes

AIG Names Interim Chief Financial Officer, Global Chief Actuary After Leadership Shake-Up

Massachusetts Mutual and Swiss Re appoint successors to retiring chief investment officers, and Everest Re taps global chief information officer.

Date: March 2023


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