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.


Midwest Chapter Hosts Future PLUS Social at Whirlyball

Last Thursday, February 28, was the Midwest Chapter’s Future PLUS social at Whirlyball. Over 60 young insurance professionals in the Chicago area enjoyed food, drinks and “Whirlyball,” a combination of dodge-cars and whiffle-ball.

Thank you to all the attendees for making this event a success! Help the Midwest Chapter host events like this one and more by becoming a sponsor in 2019. For more information, visit the PLUS website here.

Thank You Sponsors (as of 3/8/19):


AmWins Brokerage of the Midwest


ECC Insurance Brokers, Inc.

Great American Insurance Group

RT Specialty – Chicago

Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry, LLP



Argo Pro

Founders Professional

Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck, LLP

Markel Corporation

Philadelphia Insurance Companies

Socius Insurance Services, Inc.




Aronberg Goldgehn

Beazley Group

Berkley Select

Burns & Wilcox

General Reinsurance Corporation

Maxum Specialty Insurance Group

Pretzel & Stouffer, Chartered