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Women to Watch: 2006


Leaders, innovators are selected as 'Women to Watch'

By Regis Coccia, Editor

Published on Oct. 9, 2006

Business Insurance's report on "Women to Watch" is our attempt to identify some of the women who are leading change in commercial insurance, risk management, employee benefits and related fields.

The 80 women profiled below represent senior executives and innovators at a range of organizations. These women are leaders, but they are not the only women worthy of note. Choosing this list was difficult (see related story), as we received many nominations for women who are doing outstanding work in their organizations.

We like to think of the Women to Watch report as a starting point, not an endpoint, for discussing the importance of women in the industry. Even though more women are taking on high-profile jobs, senior management in the insurance business has remained largely male. BI believes that diversity--whether through gender, race or ethnicity--is important for an industry that serves people and businesses in all walks of life. .... more

  • Women make strides in industry, but still face challenges

  • Some industry companies working to create opportunities

  • How the women were chosen

    Women to Watch: 2006

    Janice Abraham
    United Educators Insurance
    Kathleen Angel
    Dell Inc.
    Tracey Ant
    Marsh Inc.
    Nancy Aque
    Integro Insurance Brokers
    Wendy Baker
    Lloyd's America Inc.
    Brenda Ballard
    Inga K. Beale
    Converium Holdings
    Jill B. Berkeley
    Howrey L.L.P.
    Florence Bindelle
    Federation of European Risk Management Assns.

    Mary S. Botkin
    Jardine Lloyd Thompson L.L.C.
    Deborah Broderick
    Acordia Inc./Wells Fargo Insurance Services
    Barbara C. Bufkin
    Argonaut Group Inc.
    Monica M. Burmeister
    Hewitt Associates Inc.
    Kathleen M. Burns
    Aon Risk Services Americas' eSolutions Group
    M. Michele Burns
    Mercer Human Resource Consulting L.L.C.
    Pamela Carpenter
    St. Paul Travelers Cos. Inc.
    Karen M. Clark
    AIR Worldwide Corp.
    Marsha A. Cohen
    Reinsurance Assn. of America
    Christine Dandridge
    Atrium Underwriting P.L.C.
    Helen Darling
    National Business Group on Health
    Pamela E. Davis
    Nonprofits Insurance Alliance Group
    Elizabeth Francy Demaret
    Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
    Carol Denzer
    RLI Corp.
    Marie Gemma Dequae
    NV Bekaert S.A.
    Corbette S. Doyle
    Aon Corp.
    Lynn Drennan
    Assn. of Local Authority Risk Managers
    Alice Edwards
    Hilb Rogal & Hobbs Co.
    Karen K. Farris
    Roach Howard Smith & Barton
    Trish Getty
    Assn. of Insurance and Reinsurance Run-Off Cos.
    Alexandra Glickman
    Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

    Connie Harden
    Buck Consultants L.L.C.
    Cathy A. Hauck
    Partner Reinsurance Co.
    Barbara Haugen
    Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers
    Kathryn Hayley
    Aon Consulting U.S.
    Dr. Pamela A. Hymel
    Cisco Systems Inc.
    Karen Ignagni
    America's Health Insurance Plans
    Doris Johnson
    Chubb & Sons Inc.
    Linda Johnson
    Benfield Inc.
    Sharon Kaleta
    Disability Management Employer Coalition
    Anastasia Kelly
    American International Group Inc.
    Melissa Kerns
    AIG Risk Management Group
    Joy Erven Laughery
    Surplus Lines Assn. of California
    Lou Ann Layton
    Marsh Inc.
    Dierdre H. Littlefield
    Starr Marine Agency Inc.
    Fiona Luck
    XL Capital Ltd.
    Eileen McCusker
    XL Insurance Co. Ltd.
    Nancy M. Mellard
    CBIZ Benefits & Insurance Services Inc.
    Susan R. Meltzer
    Aviva Canada Inc.
    Lara Mowery
    Guy Carpenter & Co. Inc.
    Susanne Murray
    Hilb Rogal & Hobbs Co.
    Cecilia Norat
    American International Group Inc.
    Lori S. Nugent
    Cozen O'Connor P.C.
    Leslie Nylund
    Willis Group Holdings Ltd.
    Janice Ochenkowski
    Jones Lang LaSalle
    Susan J. Patschak
    Endurance Specialty Insurance Ltd.
    Mary Todd Peterson
    Medmarc Insurance Group
    Leigh Ann Pusey
    American Insurance Assn.
    Paula Rosput Reynolds
    SAFECO Corp.
    Pamela Rippens
    Specialty Risk Services L.L.C.
    Karen Rohan
    CIGNA Group Insurance
    Mary Roth
    Risk & Insurance Management Society Inc.
    Joy A. Schwartzman
    Milliman Inc.
    Lucille Sgaglione
    Zurich Financial Services
    Kelly Smith
    Aon Re Americas
    Karen V. Sothern
    Robin Sterneck
    Swiss Reinsurance Co.
    Kathleen Swendsen
    St. Paul Travelers Cos. Inc.
    Claudia P. Temple
    Brunswick Corp.
    Ellen Thrower
    St. John's University, School of Risk Management
    Karen Beldy Torborg
    Marsh Inc.
    Sarah Turvill
    Willis International
    Laurel A. Ulrich
    Maxine E. Walker
    Factory Mutual Insurance Co.
    Lisa Wall
    Lockton Cos. Inc.
    Shelly Wolff
    Watson Wyatt Worldwide
    Kathy Woodliff
    Zurich Financial Services
    Millicent W. Workman
    International Risk Management Institute Inc.
    Lisa Zeitel
    Mercer Health & Benefits L.L.C.

    Liz Zlatkus
    The Hartford Financial Services Group
    Marita Zuraitis
    Hanover Insurance Group Inc.

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