Interview with LAMP Alumni: Part 2

Our LAMP alumni interview series continues with responses from Eric Tu on his experiences in the industry, PLUS, the the LAMP program. For more content on diversity & inclusion from PLUS, you can read posts here on the PLUS Blog, watch our member webinar series, or attend the upcoming PLUS Foundation webinar, An Open Conversation About Race in the Professional Liability Industry, on Wednesday, October 14th at 10:00 a.m. ET. You can register for this webinar on the PLUS website here.

Mr. Eric Tu currently serves as Assistant Vice President within AXIS Capital’s Professional Lines Division. In this role, he oversees the profitable growth of a market leading specialty insurance portfolio, specifically in Financial Institutions and Executive Risk. Eric works with a broad array of FI and commercial clients ranging from private enterprises to Fortune 500 corporations. In his five years at AXIS, he has helped develop innovative risk solutions to his clients as well as AXIS’ trading partners. More recently, Eric is supporting a company-wide initiative at AXIS in partnership with the organization’s D&I committee. As part of the advocacy team, they’ll provide Unconscious Bias training to AXIS employees focused on promoting diversity and inclusivity in and out of the workplace.

What was the most valuable aspect of the programming (e.g. orientation, webinars, mentor, attending PLUS events, relationships with your cohort)? Why?

LAMP has so much to offer, it’s tough to pick just one. The value of the program comes from a combination of various facets to maximize each candidate’s exposure. Through networking, mentorship, formal training, peer evaluations, the most valuable aspect is its multi-dimensional approach to provide a well-rounded experience.

What takeaway(s) from the program have you implemented in your own life/career and how has it benefitted you?

A major recurring theme revolved around taking ownership of your path both personally and professionally. Being self-aware of your own competencies, aspirations, and formulating an action plan to accomplish your goals becomes second nature. Holding yourself accountable is an effective reminder of this. 

How has LAMP changed your career path?

One of the program’s many benefits includes access to PLUS’ continuing education resources. LAMP emphasizes the importance of technical proficiency and supports its members in their pursuit of this knowledge. There is no substitute for sound expertise and this experience enabled me to further my learning.