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Assistant vice president
JLT Specialty USA
Sterling Tramonte works with a variety of clients across a wide range of industries, including oil and gas, hospitality, aviation, manufacturing and private equity. She emphasizes client service and manages U.S. and global insurance programs at JLT Specialty USA, a unit of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group P.L.C. Her latest focus has been on the management and administration of various million-dollar property claims stemming from Hurricane Harvey and other severe 2017 windstorms.
Emerging risks in your specialty
Cyber, workplace violence, increased political risk and terrorism. These are not necessarily new risks, but have become even more heightened and prevalent in the past few years. These risks continue to become more complex and nuanced, meaning the insurance products that protect against them must evolve to address these changes.
Job change over the next 10 years
As our world becomes more technologically advanced, technology and big data will continue to influence how we do our jobs on a day-to-day basis. More commoditized markets will become more efficient and transparent, forcing brokers and underwriters to become more creative to provide a value-added service.
Advice to someone starting in the business
Start making connections now and building your network. This is a small industry, where everyone seems to know everyone. It’s important to get your name out there in a positive light and make sure to not burn any bridges. Also, find a mentor.
Something people don’t know about you
My dad’s side of the family — including my dad — are professional tennis players. My grandfather, Luis Ayala, was once top five in the world during the peak of his career.
My honeymoon to Bora Bora was honestly my dream vacation. Now I’m eager to travel around Europe — Spain, Italy, France and Greece are my next stops.
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