Twenty-Seventh Annual Award Dinner
Alan D. Schnitzer
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
The Travelers Companies, Inc.
Wednesday, January 18, 2023New 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 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.
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W. ROBERT BERKLEY, JR.President and CEO
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MARK A BERVENPresident and COO
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NEETI BHALLA JOHNSONPresident, Global Risk Solutions
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JACQUES BONNEAUPresident and CEO
JAMES D. CAREYSenior Principal
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GREGORY C. CASECEO
MARK B. CLOUTIERExecutive Chairman and Group CEO
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PETER F. CLUNE IIICEO
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LISA DAVISPresident and CUO
M. STEVEN DECARLOExecutive Chair
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JOHN Q. DOYLEGroup President and COO
ALEXIS FABERChief Operating Officer
RODMAN FOXManaging Partner and CEO
PETER GARVEYExecutive Vice Chairman
MARC GRANDISSONPresident and CEO
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MAURICE R. GREENBERGChairman and CEO
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C. SCOTT GUNTERCEO
LAURA J. HAYGlobal Head of Insurance
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JOHN HOWARDChairman and CEO
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JONATHAN ISHERWOODCEO, Reinsurance Americas /
Regional President, Americas
TODD J. JONESCEO, North America
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ALAN J. KAUFMANChairman, President and CEO
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JOHN J. MARCHIONIChairman, President and CEO
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FREDERIC “FRITZ” NAUCKSenior Partner
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KEVIN J. O’DONNELLPresident and CEO
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DAVID H. PRIEBEChairman
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MICHAEL S. PRITULAManaging Director
DINO E. ROBUSTOChairman and CEO
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JOHN C. ROCHEPresident and CEO
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NOREAN R. SHARPE, Ph.D.Dean
The Peter J. Tobin College of Business
St. John's University
CYNTHIA R. SHOSSPartner, Former Co-Chair of Global Board and Former Co-Head of Global Insurance Group
Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
KRISTOF TERRYNCEO North America
ELLEN THROWER, Ph.D.Professor Emerita
Greenberg School of Risk Management
St. John's University
VINCENT C. TIZZIOCEO, Specialty Insurance and Reinsurance
GREGORY C. TOCZYDLOWSKIPresident, Business Insurance
The Travelers Companies
CHRISTOPHER TOWNSENDMember of the Board of Management
HANK WATKINSRegional Director and President, Americas
CHRISTOPHER E. WATSONPartner
Aquiline Capital Partners LLC
RICHARD R. WHITT, IIICo-CEO
CHRISTOPHER J.B. WILLIAMSVice President Executive Officer
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JAMES J. WRYNNSenior Managing Director
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JOHN J. AMORE
JAMES F. DOWD
JOHN J. HENDRICKSON
KEVIN H. KELLEY
JOHN L. LUMELLEAU
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PATRICK J. SHOUVLIN
ROBERT J. SMITH
PETER J. TOBIN
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