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2016 Business Insurance Women to Watch

2016 Business Insurance Women to Watch

Now in its 11th year, the Business Insurance Women to Watch awards program recognizes outstanding women in the insurance and risk management sectors, highlighting what they’ve achieved and examining the personal traits that have helped them attain professional success.

In addition, as the title of the program suggests, we are looking to showcase female leaders with the potential to take on even more significant leadership roles in the still male-dominated ranks of insurance industry executives.

While all the women we feature have unique stories to tell, some common themes you’ll read about include hard work, creativity, a willingness to collaborate with others and encourage others to succeed, support from senior management and family and a determination to maintain a work-life balance that works for them as individuals. In addition, you’ll see that, again this year, many of our honorees see the insurance industry as an excellent, if somewhat unexpected, sector for anybody to find their niche and thrive.

The 25 honorees were nominated by readers and selected by a panel of Business Insurance editors. The selection criteria include recent professional achievements, leadership qualities and professional expertise.

The nominations also were required to include three references from co-workers, clients or other business associates.

Congratulations to all the 2016 Women to Watch honorees listed below. We hope you enjoy reading their stories.



Adeola Adele
Willis Towers Watson P.L.C.

Kathy Antonello
National Council on Compensation Insurance Inc.

Hui Yun Boo
Ironshore Inc.

Shelley Boyce
MedRisk Inc.

Nikki L. Brown
JLT Specialty USA

Lynsey Cross
AmTrust International, part of
AmTrust Financial Services Inc.

Marguerite Dixen
Third Coast Underwriters,
a division of AF Group

Dawn D’Onofrio
WKFC Underwriting Managers Inc.,
a unit of Ryan Specialty Group L.L.C.

Delphia Frisch
Genex Services L.L.C.

Lori Goltermann
Aon Risk Solutions

Dorina Hertner
7-Eleven Inc.

Amy Ingram
Baldwin Krystyn Sherman Partners L.L.C.

Azurely Kerr
Sedgwick Claims Management Services Inc.

Angela Matherly
Snyder’s-Lance Inc.

Victoria Nolan
Clean Water Services

Vilma Palma-Blackmon
Gallagher Bassett Services Inc.

Gina Papush
QBE Insurance Group Ltd.

Kristen Peed

Ana Robic
Chubb Ltd.

Jennifer Saddy
American Airlines Group Inc.

Patricia Steis
Marsh USA Inc.,
a unit of Marsh L.L.C.

Jill Tellez
Victor O. Schinnerer & Co. Inc.

Gretchen Thompson
Hartford Financial Services Group Inc.

Vyvienne Wade
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

Lynn Zeitler
Zurich North America