Future PLUS Member Receives Outstanding Risk Management and Insurance Award

Kara Owens HeadshotEarlier this month, Kara Owens received the 2019 Norman A. Baglini Outstanding Risk Management and Insurance Young Alumnus Award from the Fox School of Business at Temple University. This prestigious award recognizes Kara for her successful career, commitment to her profession, and willingness to go above and beyond for her employer, clients, and colleagues.

“I am honored to receive this award as Dr. Baglini is such an inspiration to me,” Kara said. ” I also want to thank all of my mentors for their support over the years.  I look forward to living up to the reputation and responsibility that comes with this honor.”

Kara graduated from Fox School of Business magna cum laude in 2007 with majors in Risk Management and Insurance as well as Marketing. She currently works as the Managing Director and Global Cyber Underwriting Executive at Markel Corporation.

Kara has participated in the Future PLUS program that helps enhance PLUS’ traditional education, information and networking opportunities to new generations of professional liability professionals.  She also achieved her RPLU designation from PLUS in 2010.

Congratulations, Kara! PLUS is proud to have members like you who excel and push their industry forward.


Southwest Chapter Links Up with LinkedIn

Last Wednesday, April 10, Shannon DeSouza, MBET, visited the Southwest Chapter and held a workshop on building and maximizing your brand with LinkedIn. Shannon has over a decade of unparalleled experience in the event and technology industries and was recently awarded with Connect Corporate’s Event Industry – Top 40 under 40 award.

Over 100 people attended this event and learned about enhancing LinkedIn personal profiles, building a ‘voice’ on the LinkedIn platform, and multiple LinkedIn features and solutions available.

Slides from Shannon’s presentation are available on the PLUS website here and here. Enjoy the photos from this event and we hope to see you at a PLUS event soon!