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 Since 1967
 
 

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

 

TESTIMONIALS FROM IRU'S 2015 ANNUAL
MEETING & CONFERENCE

"Best IRU Conference in a Long Time" ** "Great Conference w/Great Speakers - Good Job" **  "Great Networking & Industry Discussion Opportunities" ** "Looking Forward to Florida Next Year" ** "Well Run Enjoyable Event" ** "Excellent Speakers" **  "Keep Up the Good Work IRU!!"

A Special thanks to our 2015 Annual Meeting & Conference Sponsors!

Aspen Re Guy Carpenter & Co., LLP Holborn MAPFRE RE
Munich Re America Arch Re ♦ Transatlantic Re  ♦American Ag ♦ Farmers Mutual Hail of Iowa ♦ JLT Re North America ♦ R
+ V Re ♦ and now Lloyd's, AXIS Re and Renaissance Re!!

Sponsorships help support the IRU in its efforts to continue to provide high-quality
educational programs and services.

Streamsong is a highly rated contemporary resort and golf facility located an easy drive from Tampa. For more information please see their website: www.streamsongresort.com

More details to follow as they become available so check back here often!

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NEW IRU OFFICERS AND BOARD MEMBERS ELECTED

At the Annual Meeting of Members held in Savannah, Georgia on April 13, 2015 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 are:

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)

Re-elected Directors were:

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)

All will serve a two-year term

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DEDICATED INDIVIDUALS RECOGNIZED AT THE APRIL CONFERENCE

In recognition of their leadership, dedication, commitment and hard work on behalf of the IRU,
the ROY G. NELSON MEMORIAL AWARD was given to:


 Candice Magee of Farmers Mutual Hail of Iowa

Doug Rarig of Holborn

The CLAIMS ACHIEVEMENT AWARD was presented to retiring Director,

James Jackson of Partner Re US

All three individuals recognized will continue to move IRU forward through their continued leadership of the Education and Claims Committee (Ms. Magee & Mr. Jackson) and Conference and Scholars Committees (Mr. Rarig)

Finally, retiring Director and Past President, John N. Reinman (Guy Carpenter) received special recognition for his outstanding service on the Board for over 20 years, including serving not only as President but also, at various times, on all major Committees.  

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

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2015 EDUCATION EVENTS SCHEDULE 

TO ACCESS PROGRAM DETAILS: click the side bar Conferences & Seminars then  click on the on the Conference and Seminar Details tab.
 

FEBRUARY 2nd. & 3rd. & MARCH 5th. & 6th.

Making Sense of Proportional & Non-Proportional Reinsurance

MARCH 3rd. & 4th.

Advanced Proportional & Non-Proportional Reinsurance 

APRIL 22nd.   

Reinsurance Networking Group Meeting

MAY 12th. and 13th.
MAKING SENSE OF REINSURANCE CONTRACTS

Our thanks are due to the law firm of Crowell & Moring LLP who, again, have kindly offered to host the IRU at their midtown Manhattan location at 590 Madison Avenue (between 56th & 57th streets).  The Crowell firm was our host for the very successful Next Generation Reinsurance Leadership seminar in July 2014 and we are delighted to be invited back.

JULY 14th.    
MAKING SENSE OF MED MALPRACTICE CLAIMS

A practical guide to Medical Malpractice Claims, their defense & the litigation surrounding them is the subject of this minisession. Speakers from Munich Re America, Locke Lord Edwards, Goldberg Segalla and Trans Re will keep you enthralled all day - when you are not networking with your industry peers.

LOCKE LORD EDWARDS LLP will be our host at their excellent facilities located at 750 Lexington Avenue, New York, conveniently located at 59th street. Once again we are grateful to have the support of the firm who have now hosted several IRU events.

CLICK HERE to download the program agenda

 

                               *******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 has a Reinsurance Treaty Underwriter position available. Minimum 5 years insurance &/or reinsurance experience required. The job includes reviewing treaty submissions; exposure & rating analysis;  reviewing and signing of contract documents and more. Marketing skills are required to maintain broker and cedant relationships. More details may be found in our "News" section or to submit an online application please go to: http://www.emcins.com/Careers/apply_V2.aspx.

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

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