Cary Schneider, senior vice president of the Insurance Information Institute, has been elected executive vice president by the organization’s board of directors.
I.I.I. President Dr. Robert Hartwig said Schneider will assume new responsibilities for directing the internal operations of the I.I.I. while continuing to manage the I.I.I.’s Internet activities, provide support to state insurance associations and supervise the organization’s subscriber services division, an in-house public relations agency which provides communications services to other industry groups.
Following Hurricane Andrew in 1992, Schneider was part of the team that created and managed the first Hurricane Insurance Information Center, which served as a model for industry communications efforts in the aftermath of major disasters, including Hurricane Katrina.
Prior to joining the Institute in 1977, Schneider was assistant news secretary to Illinois Governor Dan Walker. He also has worked as a reporter and feature writer for Chicago Today and the Peoria Journal Star.
A native of St. Louis, Schneider received a B.A. in history from Cornell College and an M.S. in journalism from Columbia University.
Articles by Schneider have appeared in Actuarial Review, Catastrophe Risk Management, Film Comment and ESPN The Magazine.
One of the founding fathers of Rotisserie League Baseball, often referred to as Fantasy Baseball, he and his colleagues were recognized by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in 2005.
The I.I.I. is a nonprofit, communications organization supported by the insurance industry. It is based in New York City.
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