PLUS Executive Director Robbie Thompson featured on IJ website

Robbie Thompson, executive director at PLUS, recently authored an article that was published on the Insurance Journal website this week. The piece, Build a Personal Brand, highlights the pending gap in insurance talent and how young professionals can work to build a brand that will make them stand out in the insurance field. From the article…

What a tremendous opportunity this flow of retirements could be for young professionals that do choose the insurance industry. For those bright, ambitious, forward-looking young professionals, the insurance world could be an amazing opportunity. Sheer numbers alone are on their side, and young professionals’ entrepreneurial spirit and preference for innovation could make them incredibly valuable as the industry changes.

Check out the full article on the Insurance Journal website!

(First 100 Days) Women’s Leadership Event – NYC Draws a Crowd

WLN NYC 1 WLN NYC 2 WLN NYC 4 WLN NYC 5 WLN NYC 6 WLN NYC 7 WLN NYC 8 WLN NYC 9 WLN NYC 10 WLN NYC 11 WLN NYC 12 WLN NYC 13Today I had the opportunity to attend the PLUS Women’s Leadership Network (WLN) event in New York City. This event held at the Yale Club in NYC drew more than 215 professionals from New York City and surrounding areas. I commend the PLUS Eastern Chapter and the PLUS Foundation for putting on such a tremendous event.

This was the second WLN event I have attended in the last month and the second sellout crowd (the first was in Chicago). It was a fabulous event with great networking, an amazing venue, and an inspiring speaker. Michelle Mayes, Vice President and General Counsel with the New York Public Library expounded on the lessons she’s learned in her career and urged the women in attendance to take risk and find mentors and sponsors. Enjoy some of the photos from the event.

Editors Note: In addition to the photos from Robbie we received quite a few great ones from our event photographer as well. Please see the gallery below.

(First 100 Days) Cyber Liabilty Conference SOLD OUT!!

Once is a chance, twice is a coincidence, three times in a trend. Over just the last four weeks, three PLUS education or networking events have sold out. First, it was PLUS University, then it was the Women’s Leadership Network in Chicago, and now third its the PLUS Cyber Liability Conference that sold out.

This is the first year that the Cyber Liability Conference has been a standalone conference (it was previously incorporated into another conference), and it already is becoming a must-attend event. The Cyber Liability Conference is being held on Thursday September 17, at the Sheraton in downtown Chicago. This sure to be outstanding conference features five unique and relevant panels, two impressive keynote speakers, and a virtual speaker presentation. This is all done in PLUS’s usual professional manner, with some special added additions. Congratulations to the Conference Chairs for their hard work in coordinating the content for this conference. The Cyber Liability Conference Chairs are –

Lori Nugent

Michael Carr

Jeanine Loomis

Also, a special thank you to all of the sponsors of the Cyber Liability Conference –


Freedom Specialty Insurance Company
The Hartford
ISO, Inc.
NAS Insurance


CRC Wholesale Group
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Locke Lord LLP
OneBeacon Technology
RT ProExec