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Business Insurance names 2018 Women to Watch

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Business Insurance on Thursday named the 2018 Women to Watch.

Business Insurance started the Women to Watch awards program in 2006 to recognize women leaders doing outstanding work in risk management and commercial insurance worldwide. In 2017, the publication began a separate award program for women executives in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Business Insurance readers nominate candidates for Women to Watch, and a panel of Business Insurance editors selected the honorees based on those nominations.

Below are the 30 honorees for Women to Watch and 15 honorees for Women to Watch EMEA

 

Women to Watch 2018

Mahshameen Ahmad, Crum & Forster Holdings Corp., a unit of Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd.

Meg Allwein, Assurex Global Corp.

Allison Barrett, Willis Towers Watson PLC

Kelley Bernal, SIU Managers, a unit of Alliant Insurance Services Inc.

Nancy Bewlay, Axa XL, a division of Axa SA

Sandra Bigglestone, Vermont Department of Financial Regulation

Nina Boone, Aon PLC

Crystal Brown, The Doctors Co.

Andrea Buhl, Sedgwick Claims Management Services Inc.

Rebecca Cady, Children’s National Medical Center

Ellen Charnley, Marsh Captive Solutions

Laura Coppola, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty, a unit of Allianz SE

Nora Deveau, Arch Insurance Group Inc., a unit of Arch Capital Group Ltd.

Lainie Dorneker, Ironshore Inc., a unit of Liberty Mutual Insurance Co.

Jessica Getman, Brown & Brown Northwest Insurance, a division Brown & Brown Inc.

Susan Gildea, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Co.

Mona Hanna, Michelman & Robinson LLP

Kathy Kranz, Pinnacol Assurance

Aquanda Lewis, One Call

Deirdre Martin, American International Group Inc.

Carolyn Polikoff, Woodruff Sawyer & Co.

Risa Ryan, Munich Re America, a unit of Munich Reinsurance Co.

Rekha Schipper, Tangram Insurance Services

Sarah Sherman, JLT Specialty USA, a unit of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group PLC

Mary Beth Smykowski, Masco Corp.

Sonja Teague, ESIS Inc., a unit of Chubb Ltd.

Liz Walker, Groupon Inc.

Jeanette Ward, Texas Mutual Insurance Co.

Catherine Whiddon, Westchester, a unit of Chubb Ltd.

Karen Williams, Krauter & Co.

 

Women to Watch EMEA 2018

Olivia Cooper, Willis Towers Watson PLC

Sarah De Rocco, Marsh SpA

Kirsten Early, Broadspire UK, a unit of Crawford & Co.

Catherine French, Marsh Ltd.

Debbie Hobbs, EmergIn Risk, a unit of Ryan Specialty Group LLC

Gladys Karuri, Britam Holdings Ltd.

Jane Kielty, Aon PLC

Jacqueline Legrand, Brokerslink

Ewa Machlarz, Travelers Insurance Co. Ltd., a unit of Travelers Cos. Inc.

Delphine Traore Maidou, Allianz Africa, a unit of Allianz SE

Jennifer Martin, Pen Underwriting Ltd., a unit of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

Sima Ruparelia, AIG Europe Ltd., a unit of American International Group Inc.

Leonora Siccardi, Aon Benfield

Kadidja Sinz, Liberty Special Markets, a unit of Liberty Mutual Insurance Co.

Hélène Stanway, Axa XL, a division of Axa SA

Profiles of the 2018 honorees will be published in the December edition of Business Insurance. The EMEA honorees will be recognized at a Women to Watch leadership conference and awards luncheon Nov. 16 in London.

The honorees for the United States and other non-EMEA countries will be recognized at a Women to Watch leadership conference and awards luncheon Dec. 13-14.

More information is available here  https://www.businessinsurance.com/section/events