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Insurance Leader of the Year

Twenty-Seventh Annual Award Dinner

Honoring

Alan D. Schnitzer
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
The Travelers Companies, Inc.

Wednesday, January 18, 2023
New York Marriott Marquis
1535 Broadway, New York, NY 10036
6 p.m. Cocktail Reception | 7:30 p.m. Dinner 

Hosted by the Maurice R. Greenberg School of Risk Management, Insurance and Actuarial Science and established in 1995, the “Insurance Leader of the Year Award” has annually recognized the contributions of outstanding individuals whose leadership in the worldwide insurance and financial services industry set them apart from their peers. Proceeds of this event directly support GSRM programs and students.

The Award Selection Committee is chaired by Ellen Thrower, Ph.D., Professor Emerita and Retired Executive Director, St. John's University’s SRM, and includes George Bernstein, Esq. of The Bernstein Law Firm, P.L.L.C. (Washington, D.C.); Robert P. Hartwig, Ph.D., Clinical Associate Professor of Finance and Director – Center for Risk and Uncertainty Management, Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina; Kevin H. Kelley, Chairman, IQUW Holdings; Joseph Mauriello, Retired Deputy Chairman and COO of KPMG LLP; Michael J. Morrissey, Special Advisor and Former CEO, International Insurance Society; Cynthia R. Shoss, Partner, former Co-Chair of Global Board and former Co-Head of Global Insurance Group, Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP; and Patrick J. Shouvlin, Retired Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

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Alan D. Schnitzer

Alan D. Schnitzer headshot

Alan Schnitzer is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Travelers Companies, Inc., one of America’s largest property casualty insurers and a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

Prior to his appointment as CEO, Schnitzer served in a series of key leadership roles at Travelers, including as President of the company’s Bond & Specialty Insurance and Business Insurance segments. He joined Travelers in 2007 as Vice Chairman and Chief Legal Officer, overseeing a broad portfolio of corporate functions. Before joining Travelers, Schnitzer was a partner in the law firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, where he advised corporate clients and boards on a variety of transaction and corporate governance matters.

Schnitzer is Vice Chair and Chair-Elect of the American Property Casualty Insurance Association. He serves on the Boards of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, the University of Pennsylvania and New York City Ballet. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Schnitzer earned his undergraduate degree in finance and accounting from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and his J.D. from Columbia Law School.

A native of Dallas, Texas and longtime New York City resident, Schnitzer and his wife, Anne, have two children.

Chairman of the Board

JOHN W. KEOGH
President and COO
Chubb Group

Dean
BRANDON W. SWEITZER

Directors

JANICE M. ABRAHAM
President and CEO
United Educators

MARC J. ADEE
CEO
Crum & Forster Insurance

JUAN C. ANDRADE
President and CEO
Everest Re Group, Ltd.

KAREN B. BAILO
Commercial Lines President
Progressive Casualty Insurance Company

W. ROBERT BERKLEY, JR.
President and CEO
W.R. Berkley Corporation

MARK A BERVEN
President and COO
Nationwide Property & Casualty
Nationwide Insurance

NEETI BHALLA JOHNSON
President, Global Risk Solutions
Liberty Mutual Insurance

JACQUES BONNEAU
President and CEO
PartnerRe Ltd.

JAMES D. CAREY
Senior Principal
Stone Point Capital LLC

GREGORY C. CASE
CEO
Aon

MARK B. CLOUTIER
Executive Chairman and Group CEO
Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited

PETER F. CLUNE III
CEO
Lockton Inc.

WILLIAM P. CULLEN
President and CEO
AEGIS Insurance Services, Inc.

LISA DAVIS
President and CUO
Canopius USA

M. STEVEN DECARLO
Executive Chair
Amwins Group, Inc.

JOHN Q. DOYLE
Group President and COO
Marsh McLennan

ALEXIS FABER
Chief Operating Officer
WTW

RODMAN FOX
Managing Partner and CEO
TigerRisk Partners

PETER GARVEY
Executive Vice Chairman
Galway Holdings

MARC GRANDISSON
President and CEO
Arch Capital Group Ltd.

MAURICE R. GREENBERG
Chairman and CEO
C.V. Starr & Co., Inc.  

C. SCOTT GUNTER
CEO
AXA XL

LAURA J. HAY
Global Head of Insurance
KPMG LLP (U.S.)

GREG HENDRICK
CEO
Vantage Group Holdings

JOHN HOWARD
Chairman and CEO
Truist Insurance Holdings, Inc.

JONATHAN ISHERWOOD
CEO, Reinsurance Americas /
Regional President, Americas

Swiss Re

TODD J. JONES
CEO, North America
QBE Insurance Group Limited

ALAN J. KAUFMAN
Chairman, President and CEO
H.W. Kaufman Group
Burns & Wilcox

MICHAEL KERNER
CEO
Munich Re Specialty Insurance

JOHN J. MARCHIONI
Chairman, President and CEO
Selective Insurance Group, Inc.

RICHARD MAYOCK
Partner
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
(pwc.com)

FREDERIC “FRITZ” NAUCK
Senior Partner
McKinsey & Company

KEVIN J. O’DONNELL
President and CEO
RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.

DAVID H. PRIEBE
Chairman
Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC

MICHAEL S. PRITULA
Managing Director
QualRisk

DINO E. ROBUSTO
Chairman and CEO
CNA Financial Corporation

JOHN C. ROCHE
President and CEO
The Hanover Insurance Group

NOREAN R. SHARPE, Ph.D.
Dean
The Peter J. Tobin College of Business
St. John's University

CYNTHIA R. SHOSS
Partner, Former Co-Chair of Global Board and Former Co-Head of Global Insurance Group
Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP

KRISTOF TERRYN
CEO North America
Zurich

ELLEN THROWER, Ph.D.
Professor Emerita
Greenberg School of Risk Management
St. John's University

VINCENT C. TIZZIO
CEO, Specialty Insurance and Reinsurance
AXIS Capital

GREGORY C. TOCZYDLOWSKI
President, Business Insurance
The Travelers Companies

CHRISTOPHER TOWNSEND
Member of the Board of Management
Allianz SE

HANK WATKINS
Regional Director and President, Americas
Lloyd’s

CHRISTOPHER E. WATSON
Partner
Aquiline Capital Partners LLC

RICHARD R. WHITT, III
Co-CEO
Markel Corporation

CHRISTOPHER J.B. WILLIAMS
Vice President Executive Officer
Co-Head of International Business and Group Co-Chief Retention Strategy Officer

Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc.

JAMES J. WRYNN
Senior Managing Director
FTI Consulting, Inc.

PETER S. ZAFFINO
Chairman and CEO
American International Group, Inc. (AIG)

Directors Emeriti

JOHN J. AMORE

CHUCK DAVIS

JAMES F. DOWD

BRIAN DUPERREAULT

JOHN J. HENDRICKSON

KEVIN H. KELLEY

JOHN L. LUMELLEAU

JOSEPH MAURIELLO

BRIAN M. O'HARA

PATRICK G. RYAN

PATRICK J. SHOUVLIN

ROBERT J. SMITH

PETER J. TOBIN

MARIO P. VITALE