D&O Perspectives on Coronavirus

Our PL Perspectives on Coronavirus series continues with the second installment of our D&O focused discussion. Listen to Kevin LaCroix, Carl Metzger, and Rob Yellen as they continue to look at possible effects of COVID-19 from a variety of D&O perspectives.

Listen here to D&O Perspectives on Coronavirus, Part 2:

Speakers:

KevinLaCroix2019Kevin LaCroix, Executive Vice President at RT ProExec

Kevin LaCroix is an Executive Vice President at RT ProExec, Beachwood, Ohio, a division of R-T Specialty, LLC. RT ProExec is an insurance intermediary focused exclusively on management liability issues. Kevin is also the author of the Internet weblog, The D&O Diary, which the New York Times called “influential” and the Wall Street Journal described as “widely followed.” Kevin has been involved in directors’ and officers’ liability insurance issues for more than 35 years.

Metzger_E_CarlCarl Metzger, Partner and Chair of Risk Management & Insurance at Goodwin Procter

Carl Metzger is a partner in Goodwin’s Financial Industry and Business Litigation practices and Chair of the firm’s Risk Management & Insurance practice and Chair of the firm’s Partnership Committee. His clients include both public and private companies, major insurance carriers and brokerages, private equity and venture capital firms and non-profit and educational institutions.

Rob YellenRob Yellen, Executive Vice President, D&O and Fiduciary Liability Product Leader, FINEX at Willis Towers Watson

With over 28 years of Financial Lines industry experience, Rob Yellen is a respected leader in the management and professional liability space. He currently works with Willis Towers Watson, FINEX NA brokers and claims advocates to identify and track developments in risk, coverage and markets, and with our business partners to develop innovative, best-in-class strategies and solutions. Rob joined Willis Towers Watson in 2015 from AIG where, during his 14-year tenure, he served in several key leadership roles–including Chief Underwriting Officer, Financial Lines, U.S. and Canada and, most recently, Head of Product Development for Financial Lines–globally and for the Americas Region.

PL Perspectives on Coronavirus

Throughout the next few weeks, PLUS will gather expert speakers in a variety of business lines to discuss the possible effects of COVID-19, more commonly known as the coronavirus, from an underwriting, risk management, and legal perspective. To kick this series off, we have a D&O focused discussion.

Listen here to D&O Perspectives on Coronavirus:

Speakers:

KevinLaCroix2019Kevin LaCroix, Executive Vice President at RT ProExec

Kevin LaCroix is an Executive Vice President at RT ProExec, Beachwood, Ohio, a division of R-T Specialty, LLC. RT ProExec is an insurance intermediary focused exclusively on management liability issues. Kevin is also the author of the Internet weblog, The D&O Diary, which the New York Times called “influential” and the Wall Street Journal described as “widely followed.” Kevin has been involved in directors’ and officers’ liability insurance issues for more than 35 years.

Metzger_E_CarlCarl Metzger, Partner and Chair of Risk Management & Insurance at Goodwin Procter

Carl Metzger is a partner in Goodwin’s Financial Industry and Business Litigation practices and Chair of the firm’s Risk Management & Insurance practice and Chair of the firm’s Partnership Committee. His clients include both public and private companies, major insurance carriers and brokerages, private equity and venture capital firms and non-profit and educational institutions.

Rob YellenRob Yellen, Executive Vice President, D&O and Fiduciary Liability Product Leader, FINEX at Willis Towers Watson

With over 28 years of Financial Lines industry experience, Rob Yellen is a respected leader in the management and professional liability space. He currently works with Willis Towers Watson, FINEX NA brokers and claims advocates to identify and track developments in risk, coverage and markets, and with our business partners to develop innovative, best-in-class strategies and solutions. Rob joined Willis Towers Watson in 2015 from AIG where, during his 14-year tenure, he served in several key leadership roles–including Chief Underwriting Officer, Financial Lines, U.S. and Canada and, most recently, Head of Product Development for Financial Lines–globally and for the Americas Region.

Michelle Klein Receives Claim Executive of the Year Award

Michelle KleinCongratulations to Michelle Klein, who will be receiving the Claim Executive of the Year award this September. This award is given to claims professionals who have served the insurance industry for years with the utmost leadership, creativity, and dedication, achieving superior results with high levels of professionalism. More information about this award can be found here.

Net proceeds from the celebration dinner will be donated to the charity of Michelle’s choice, Babes Against Cancer. This charity raises over a million dollars every year to support the American Cancer Society’s research. This award represents an incredible achievement, and we are so proud of Michelle for the work and effort she puts into her career.

Michelle is the Senior Vice President and Chief Claims Officer of Berkley Professional Liability, a Berkley Company. She is also the secretary of the Eastern Chapter, a current Committee Member, and was a Co-Chair for the D&O Symposium both this year and the year before.

Thank you for your commitment to the industry, Michelle, and congrats on your well-deserved award!