Promoting Professionalism and Educational Advancement
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IRUA ANNOUNCES THE START OF OUR NEW LOOK - SEE NEW LOGO ABOVE

We are embarking on updating our visual appearance as we work towards our 50th Anniversary celebrations in 2017. The first stage is a re-branding of all external content and gradually you will see this new logo appearing more and more in our communications and advertising materials. A totally redesigned website is on the horizon with improved links to enable faster and easier registration for our events. This is all a work in progress but it will be worth it!!

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IRUA ANNOUNCES THE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM IS NOW THE SCHOLARS PROGRAM 

In response to member requests we have changed our historic program to one whereby member companies arrange for their own interns who then become eligible for an IRU monetary scholarship award.

Encourage your interns to submit an Essay on a Reinsurance Related Topic by September 1st. 2015

Click Here to Download Scholarship Criteria

Click Here to Download a Scholarship Application

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SAVE THE DATE
2016 Annual Meeting & Conference 
APRIL 17-19, 2016
 
Streamsong Resort
 Bowling Green, Florida

Streamsong is a highly rated contemporary resort and golf facility. 
For more information please see their websitewww.streamsongresort.com

Further Details To Follow Shortly.

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2015/2015 IRUA OFFICERS AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTED

At the Annual Meeting of Members held in Savannah, Georgia the following Officers were elected:

President - Michael C. Sowa (Executive VP & Managing Director, North America, Aspen Re
Vice President: Arlene Kern (Vice President, Munich Re America)
Treasurer: Kevin S. Rentko (Senior Vice President, Renaissance Re US)
Secretary - Andrew L. Downing (Senior Vice President, JLT Re (North America)
Immediate Past President: James A. Brost (Senior Vice President, Holborn)

Newly Elected Directors

Campbell Brown (Odyssey Re); Trina Gooch (Shelter Re); Brian Green (Arch Re); Christopher Holland (AXIS Re); Julie Parets (Guy Carpenter); Hank Watkins (Lloyd's America)

Marc Piccione of US RE was elected a Director on July 15, 2015 - Welcome!!

Re-elected Directors

Frank Bigley (Markel Global Re); Nick Cook (Cover X Specialty); Dwayne Elliott (American Ag); Anthony Joseph  (GJ Sullivan) : Candy Magee (Farmers Mutual Hail of Iowa): Doug Rarig  (Holborn); Kevin Rentko (Ren Re US)

Note: All will serve a two-year term

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 WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST MEMBERS:
Somerset Holdings Ltd.
Third Point Re (USA)

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2015 EDUCATION EVENTS SCHEDULE 

TO ACCESS PROGRAM DETAILS: click on Conferences & Seminars on the side navigation bar & then click on the "Details" tab. 
 

FEBRUARY 2-3, 2015  & MARCH 5-6, 2015
Proportional & Non-Proportional Reinsurance - Basic

MARCH 3-4, 2015
Advanced Proportional & Non-Proportional Reinsurance 

APRIL 22, 2015
Reinsurance Networking Group Meeting

MAY 12-13, 2015
Making Sense of Reinsurance Contracts

SEPTEMBER 28, 2015
Reinsurance Networking Group Meeting

Our next meeting will be held between 12 and 2 pm at the New York City Bar Association, 42 West 44th. Street. Royce F. Cohen, a partner in Tressler LLP will present on the topic of Effective Methods to Streamline eDiscovery Costs in Arbitration. Seating is limited to 35 and registration is open to all at $55 per person. CLICK HERE to go to the registration form.

                                ******* A NEW JOB OPENING ******** 

As a service to our member companies we are pleased to include career position opportunities as they become available.

EMC Insurance in Des Moines, IA filled the prior position but now has a Corporate Risk Management Specialist position available. Minimum 7 years property & casualty insurance experience required, reinsurance is preferred. The job includes providing technical expertise in placement, negotiation & admin of ceded re programs, including ceded treaty contracts, review of potential ceded claims, ensuring fac placements are in compliance with corporate policies & procedures, supporting the CRM Dept. in coordinating audits and more. 

For more information contact Diane Stiles at EMC by email - diane.p.stiles@emcins.com

 

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FOR OUR LOS ANGELES AREA MEMBERS PLEASE NOTE THE CPCU  ALL INDUSTRY DAY ON TUESDAY OCTOBER 20, 2015

This looks like an interesting educational and great networking event with morning seminars and the a luncheon where new CPCU designees will be recognized and the award of the Insurance Professional of the Year followed by a keynote speaker on the topic of "Insurance Education - The Ring of Power"

Sounds good?  If so, go to:  

http://www.cvent.com/events/70th-annual-cpcu-all-industry-day/event-summary-39f9c9239d314a8992e3a75487418742.aspx?i=daa47515-46f2-45cc-a2c8-a1f6b4ba6662

  

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IRUA, Inc.
C/O The Beaumont Group, Inc.
3626 East Tremont Avenue - Suite 203
Throggs Neck, NY  10465
Phone:  718-892-0228 ♦ Fax: 718-892-2544 ♦ Email: mcs@irua.com

For more information about the IRUA and membership, sponsorships & Event, contact
Jerry Wallis or Maria Sclafani.