Insurance Society of Philadelphia Announces New Leadership

Beth Graber

The Insurance Society of Philadelphia (ISOP) announced Dianne Salter will assume the role of chair of ISOP’s Board of Directors. Salter will begin her two-year term on July 1. She succeeds John Sherlock, the outgoing ISOP board chair and current managing partner of Willis North America in Philadelphia.

ISOP also announced Beth Graber will assume the role of ISOP executive director effective immediately. Graber succeeds Russell Shaner who held the title of president of ISOP. Shaner will continue with ISOP as a member of its Board of Directors.

Salter takes the helm of ISOP as chair with more than 25 years of insurance industry experience, including her current role as executive vice president of Corporate Insurance Services for Thomas Jefferson University, Main Line Health and Magee Rehabilitation Hospital. She also serves as president of Mountain Laurel Risk Retention Group and Five Pointe Professional Liability Insurance Company.

Previously, Salter was executive vice president, Insurance Operations for Jefferson Health System from 2002 through 2014 and also spent 17 years providing brokerage, risk management consulting and account management services to large healthcare clients in her role as managing director of Marsh USA Inc. She is a former board chair for the Vermont Captive Insurance Association and a current board member of both the St. Joseph University Academy of Risk and Insurance and ISOP.

Graber joins ISOP after three years of progressively senior-level risk management roles at Keystone Foods, most recently as the $2.5 billion global food supplier’s director of Corporate Insurance and Risk Management.

Previously, Graber spent 20 years in claim management for a number of organizations, most notably Chubb.

ISOP said both Salter and Graber have begun developing a number of programs and initiatives they will introduce to the ISOP board following Salter’s official installation as board chair. In addition, Graber is organizing her staff at ISOP’s new headquarters in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, and is preparing a new series of workshops and forums on a range of topical issues such as climate change, emerging risks and workers’ compensation.

ISOP said Salter, Graber and their team will also focus on prioritizing expansion of membership and programs for the NextGen group within ISOP for young professionals.

Founded in 1901, the Insurance Society of Philadelphia (ISOP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to education and professional development of insurance professionals working in the insurance, legal, healthcare and financial services industries in southeastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware regions.