What is not readily discernible about Susan Aldridge is her rich and varied legal career.She began in the white collar criminal group at Fulbright & Jaworski (now Norton Rose Fulbright), and also did pro bono work, principally on child custody cases. When her one-year pro bono sabbatical ended, she was relieved to return to representing large insurance companies fighting … [Read more...] about Susan Aldridge: Counsel at Chadbourne & Parke and General Counsel of AIRROC
Our process of writing a profile of the Person of the Year began, as it always begins, with an interview of our star, Bill Flaherty, and questions that lend themselves to a description of his career.But the storyline of Bill’s career is epitomized by the fact that this interview may be only the second time in his career he has been interviewed. The first was when he entered … [Read more...] about AIRROC Person of the Year 2016: Bill Flaherty
AIRROC presented the Trish Getty Scholarship to a very deserving Temple University student this year. The 5th Annual award recipient is Taylor Stack, who is a Senior majoring in Risk Management and Insurance. In presenting the honor, Ed Gibney shared some remarks from the namesake of the scholarship, former Executive Director Trish Getty. Although she wasn’t able to be there in … [Read more...] about AIRROC Awards Trish Getty Scholarship: 5th Annual Award Recipient Taylor Stack
Leah Spivey is the type of person who wanted to put her own stamp on her career, and that philosophy led her to the highest levels of the legacy sector of the reinsurance industry. Leah believes her personality—as a self-described “driver” as well as a “people person”— allows her to simultaneously produce results and build strong client relationships. Leah’s route to the top … [Read more...] about Learning about Leah: Head of Business Runoff Operations at Munich Reinsurance America, Inc.
When Barbara Murray sends you her “long form” resume, it depicts a career ranging from claims professional, to consultant, to claims executive, to consultant again with milestones and accomplishments to which we can’t begin to do justice in our Spotlight article. We can give you some flavor of what propels her enthusiasm for her work in the industry and in support of … [Read more...] about Barb Murray Revealed: Multi-disciplined, Multi-skilled
Peter Scarpato and Marcus Doran have been named new Vice-Chairs as a result of their work and commitment to the organization.We asked them to tell us why they have put so much energy and time into their work for the organization or, in other words, what was in it for them?Since you have dedicated a lot of time to AIRROC over the last 10+ years, tell me what you get out of … [Read more...] about How to Win Friends and Influence Run-off Companies: J. Marcus Doran & Peter A. Scarpato
If you know Dick White from industry meetings or dealings with Integrity Insurance Company in Liquidation, you probably did not picture him wearing a biker jacket and cruising down Route 1 to Florida.Of course his jacket patch, rather than depicting an outlaw insignia, would probably include a reference to his favorite leadership book, the Bible. He says “Bible” is an … [Read more...] about The White Knight: Dick White — Proud and Principled
Global traveler Bill Littel feels that one has to take risks or lose the opportunity to move forward. Bill just returned from a vacation in Australia and is planning one to South America next winter. His travel advice to Americans is to not dress like an American, i.e. baseball cap, jeans and sneakers. Some of his favorite memories of savoring the tastes of local foods while … [Read more...] about Bill Littel: Allstate’s All Round Achiever
In October 2014, AIRROC announced the third recipient of the Trish Getty Scholarship to a St. John’s University student. The annual award was established to honor the organization’s founding Executive Director. The 2014 honoree, Abigayle Claflin, and her grandfather recently met Trish for lunch…Abigayle Claflin, our 2014 recipient of the Trish Getty Scholarship Fund at St. … [Read more...] about Where Do Values Spring From?
As reported in the last issue, the AIRROC Board welcomes two new members, J. Marcus Doran and Peter Scarpato, and bids farewell to Keith Kaplan and Glenn Frankel. We are confident that Keith and Glenn will continue their support and active involvement in AIRROC. Peter and Marcus bring lengthy experience with the organization to their new roles. Examining both sides of the … [Read more...] about Evolution: All Aboard the Board
For the fourth year, AIRROC awarded the Trish Getty Scholarship to a St. John’s University student. This year’s award recipient is Brian Kutza, who is a senior, majoring in Actuarial Science. In presenting the award, Marianne Petillo shared some remarks from the namesake of the scholarship, former Executive Director, Trish Getty. Although she wasn’t able to be there in person, … [Read more...] about AIRROC Awards Trish Getty Scholarship: At. John’s University Actuarial Science Senior Brian Kutza
For the first time since the inception of the “AIRROC Person of the Year” Award, AIRROC has announced that this honor goes to a team of people — Reliance Insurance Company in Liquidation, arguably the largest Property & Casualty liquidation in history. Its distribution percentage to class (b) claimants has risen from 20% in December 2007 to 40%, with $381.6M distributed as … [Read more...] about AIRROC Person(s) of the Year 2015: Reliance Insurance Company in Liquidation