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ERIN PARKER Vice president, deputy commercial insurance manager

Chubb Ltd.

Los Angeles

Erin Parker has moved up quickly in the industry since she started in insurance in 2011. She joined Chubb in 2015 and, after multiple promotions, serves as deputy commercial insurance manager of the Los Angeles office. She is also actively involved with developing the risk management minor program at her alma mater, the University of Southern California. “I love working with my alma mater and discussing career opportunities with the students,” she said.


What’s a lasting effect of the pandemic on the way you work?

My time management. I had never really thought to schedule time for myself before.


What’s your advice on navigating the current insurance market?

Having a solid network is one of the most important ways. I’m still in touch with colleagues I met when I first started my career. I’m able to ask them for advice, discuss our interests and share challenges in the marketplace.


What’s a problem that needs fixing in your sector?

There are so many retirements happening in this industry, and we need new talent to come in, train and learn the industry.


What should the industry do to attract more young people to work in it?

Engagement at the college level is the best course of action. When students have the opportunity to understand what we do and experience it firsthand through working with us and internships, it makes the industry feel more personal.


What did you want to be when you grew up?

I always thought I would be in technology and be like my parents in a programming or engineering role. I watched them work during an exciting time while growing up in Silicon Valley.


What is your favorite song?

“September” by Earth, Wind & Fire.

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