January 07, 2009
The Tobin College of Business School of Risk Management
(SRM), will honor Gregory C. Case, President & CEO of Aon
Corporation, as the “2008 Insurance Leader of the Year” at its 14th
Annual Insurance Leader of the Year Award Dinner. The event
will take place on Wednesday, January 21, 2009, at 6 p.m. at the
Marriott Marquis in New York City. Peter B. Walker, Director
of McKinsey & Company (New York), will serve as Honorary
Chairman of the dinner.
“This award recognizes an individual’s exceptional leadership over
many years or during the year of the Award,” said Brandon W.
Sweitzer, Chairman of the SRM Board of Overseers. “Greg has
transformed Aon since taking the helm at a difficult time. He is an
exceptional leader with a comprehensive, global view of risk-taking
and risk-management. Without question, Greg takes an honored
place in the lengthening line of those outstanding individuals who
have received this award.”
Dr. Ellen Thrower, Executive Director of the School of Risk
Management, also had high praise for this year’s honoree and
acknowledged the positive impact that he has had within the
“Our students, most of whom come from modest economic backgrounds,
will be the direct beneficiaries of the high esteem in which Greg
Case is held by the insurance industry,” added Dr. Thrower. “It is
both a pleasure and an honor to recognize him as the 2008 Insurance
Leader of the Year.”
The Award Selection Committee is chaired by Joseph Mauriello,
Retired Deputy Chairman of KPMG, and includes George Bernstein,
Esq. of The Bernstein Law Firm, PLLC; Jack Nelson, Ph.D.,
Relationship Manager of Wellington Management Company; and Peter B.
Walker, Director of McKinsey & Company.
The “Insurance Leader of the Year Award,” presented annually since
1995, recognizes the contributions of outstanding individuals whose
leadership in the worldwide insurance and financial services
industry sets them apart from their peers. Last year’s
recipient was James J. Schiro, Chief Executive Officer, Zurich
The School of Risk Management was founded in 1901 as the Insurance
Society of New York and over the years evolved into The College of
Insurance (TCI). In June 2001, TCI merged with St. John’s
University, becoming a school of The Peter J. Tobin College of
Business. Located in New York City’s downtown financial
district, SRM awards undergraduate, M.B.A., and M.S. degrees in the
insurance, risk management and actuarial science disciplines.
Through its Center for Professional Education, SRM also provides
education, training and consulting services to the industry,
governments and regulators worldwide.
The Peter J. Tobin College of Business has provided the highest
quality business education for over eighty years. Many alumni
have risen to senior executive positions in the financial services
community in New York and around the world. Degrees offered
include the Bachelor of Science, Master of Business Administration
and Master of Science. The College encompasses the School of
Risk Management, Insurance and Actuarial Science, which is housed
at the University’s Manhattan location in the heart of the New York
financial district. Recent recognitions for the Tobin College
include a listing by The Aspen Institute among the top ninety
business schools in the United States whose graduate curricula
reflect a commitment to social responsibility and sustainability.
For further information, please contact Jennifer Maizel at (718)
990-6218 or email Maizelj@stjohns.edu.