RUTH KILDUFFPosted On: Jul. 29, 2007 12:00 AM CST
Integro Insurance Brokers Ltd.
Ruth Kilduff began her insurance career with St. Paul Cos. in 1978 as a health care risk management consultant after seven years as a registered nurse for Shrine Burn Institute in Boston. She joined InterQual Inc. in 1983 as a medical staff consultant and then joined Tufts-New England Medical Center in Boston, where she was vp-quality support services with responsibility for risk management. She joined Marsh Inc. in 1997 as its national senior care practice leader and rose to become a managing director in 2004. With expertise in professional liability, alternative risk financing and risk consulting, Ms. Kilduff joined Integro Insurance Brokers Ltd. in 2006 to launch its East Coast health care practice. Since then, she has assembled a team of six brokers and consultants, who have provided brokerage, program advisory and risk consulting services to numerous health care alternative risk financing programs. She also serves on philanthropic boards that include the Kenneth B. Schwartz Center, which is dedicated to improving relationships between health care providers, their patients and families.
Professional role model: "First, my dad who ran a flower shop with my mom and was an entrepreneur before his time. He instilled in me the confidence that I could do whatever I set my mind to do. My husband, Jay, who always challenges me through his work ethic to take it to the next level. And finally, Catherine Tower, who was a nursing leader and my mentor for many years. She believed that the art and science of nursing prepares a person for any career, and she taught me to put my hand up and say, 'I can do that.'"
Best professional advice: "Listen carefully; always give the benefit of the doubt; the spoken word can never be retracted; learn, learn, learn; and do the right thing."
Early aspirations: "A nun, a doctor and a lawyer…and there must be a joke in there somewhere."