UJA-Federation of New York, a philanthropic organization, announced three honorees to be recognized at this year’s General Insurance Annual Dinner. The event will be held on May 31 at Grand Hyatt New York in Manhattan.
This year’s honorees are Dominic Casserley, president of Willis Towers Watson; Charles Dangelo, president and CEO of Starr Indemnity and Liability; and Richard Hershman, senior advisor at FTI Consulting Inc. Hershman will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Maurice Greenberg, chairman of Starr Companies, and Peter Weinberg, partner at Perella Weinberg Partners, will serve as event chairs and present the honorees with their awards.
UJA-Federation’s Wall Street & Financial Services division hosts its General Insurance dinner each year to recognize professionals in the industry for demonstrating leadership and philanthropy, both at work and in the community.
Past honorees include Jay Fishman of The Travelers Companies; Evan Greenberg of ACE; William Heyman of The Travelers Companies; Constantine “Dinos” Iordanou of Arch Capital Group; Kevin Kelley of Ironshore; Donald Kramer of ILS Capital Management; Stephen McGill of Aon Risk Solutions; Pamela Newman of Aon; and Patrick Ryan of Ryan Specialty Group.
Funds raised go to UJA-Federation’s annual campaign to support its network of nearly 100 nonprofits.
Under Casserley’s leadership, the Willis Group focused on growing its global platform and enhancing its offerings to companies to help them better quantify and manage the ever-changing set of risks they face, UJA-Federation said. Casserley joined Willis following a 30-year career at management consulting firm McKinsey & Company, where he was managing partner of its Greater China and later its U.K. operations.
As president and chief operating officer of Starr Insurance Holdings, Dangelo provides leadership for Starr’s insurance companies and subsidiaries. He also serves as president and CEO of Starr Indemnity & Liability Insurance Company and Starr Surplus Lines Insurance Company, and as vice chairman of Starr’s Bermuda-based insurance company, Starr Insurance and Reinsurance Limited. Prior to joining Starr, he was vice president and chief reinsurance officer for AIG.
Hershman recently retired as leader of FTI Consulting’s Global Insurance Services and continues as senior advisor. Hershman has 45 years of experience within the insurance industry and has been a frequent industry speaker and author. Prior to joining FTI, he provided insurance industry advisory services through a consulting firm he co-founded, and he also served as CFO of DSFX, an international intelligence-consulting firm.
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