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Business Insurance on Thursday named the 2020 winners of its annual Women to Watch awards program.
Business Insurance started the program in 2006 to recognize women leaders doing outstanding work in risk management and commercial insurance. From the beginning, the program has recognized winners working around the globe, and in 2017, the publication expanded the awards to include a separate program specifically for women executives in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Business Insurance readers nominated candidates for Women to Watch, and a panel of Business Insurance editors selected the honorees based on those nominations.
Below are this year’s 30 honorees for Women to Watch and 20 honorees for Women to Watch EMEA. This year, the awards will be presented during virtual events in November and December.
Women to Watch
Virna Alexander Rhodes, Liberty Mutual Insurance Co.
Johnte’ Archer, J. Archer Insurance Group
Preeti Asthana, Aon PLC
Martha Bane, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
Danette Beck, USI Insurance Services LLC
Ashleigh Cashman, International Catastrophe Insurance Managers LLC, a unit of Victor Insurance Holdings
Elaine Coffman, Lockton Cos. LLC
Ingrid Cook, SHzoom It LLC
Courtney Davis Curtis, University of Chicago
Amy Evans Intercare Holdings Inc.
Erin Fry, Munich Re Specialty Insurance, a unit of Munich Reinsurance Group
Catrina Gilbert, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport
Donna Glenn, National Council on Compensation Insurance
Susan Gonzales, American International Group Inc.
Reema Hammoud, Sedgwick Claims Management Services Inc.
Heidi Hull, FM Global
Dana Lodge, Everest Insurance, a unit of Everest Re Group Ltd.
Megan Miller, Spencer Educational Foundation
Diane Mittenzwei, Risk Strategies Co. Inc.
Lan Nguyen, BioMed Realty
Vasantha Prammagnanam, CorVel Corp.
Kim Riley, Hylant Group Inc.
Sharon Robinson, Zurich North America
Shannon Stefanski, R-T Specialty LLC
Christina Terplan, Atheria Law P.C.
Rhonda Tobin, Robinson & Cole LLP
Michele Twyman, Chubb Ltd.
Christina Welch, FCCI Insurance Group
Juliet White, Axa XL, a unit of Axa SA
Julie Wood, Marsh LLC
Women to Watch EMEA
Lisa Bartlett, Crawford & Co.
Andrea Best, McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP
Hande Bilgisu, Marsh LLC
Melissa Boyars, Generali Group
Elizabeth Carbonaro, Willis Towers Watson PLC
Nina Duft, American International Group Inc.
Sophia Dunér, Aon Reinsurance Solutions
Ana Franco de Sarabia, Sedgwick Claims Management Services Inc.
Jackie Hyde, Stanmore Insurance Brokers Ltd.
Victoria Jewell, McLarens Global Ltd.
Tracy-Lee Kus, Aon PLC
Vered Lobel, American International Group UK Ltd.
Kera McDonald, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions
Melanie O’Neill, Liberty Specialty Markets
Nilay Ozden, Marsh Ltd.
Petra Riga, Zurich Insurance Group
Linda Ryan, Everest Re Group Ltd.
Kay Smith, THB Group, a unit of AmWINS Group Inc.
Connie Tregidga, QBE Insurance Group Ltd.
Beatriz Valenti Barbat, Zurich Insurance Group
Profiles of the winners will appear in the December edition of Business Insurance. For more information on the awards program and events, click on the links below.
When she was still a teenager, Jane Tutoki began developing the skills she would need to become one of the few female CEOs in the insurance sector.