2012 Women in Insurance Leadership Award Winners

Since its debut seven years ago, INN's Women in Insurance Leadership program has profiled the extraordinary accomplishments of more than 50 professionals whose leadership and performance have redefined the insurance business and its application of technology. This year’s 10 winners will be featured in a special report published with INN’s September/October 2012 issue and will be formally recognized at the fourth annual Women in Insurance Leadership Forum on Oct. 17-18, in Chicago, Ill. For more information on the upcoming Women in Insurance Leadership Forum, click here.

Laura Bennett

Laura Bennett: CEO and Co-Founder, Embrace Pet Insurance (nominated by Alexander J. Wayne & Associates)

Tricia Griffith

Tricia Griffith: Claims Group President, The Progressive Group of Insurance Companies (nominated by The Progressive Group of Insurance Companies)

Heather Lavallee

Heather Lavallee: President, Employee Benefits Distribution, ING U.S. Insurance (nominated by ING U.S. Insurance)

Robin Lenna

Robin Lenna: Executive Vice President, Corporate Benefit Funding, MetLife Inc. (nominated by The Jacobson Group/ejsSearch)

Seraina Maag

Seraina Maag: Chief Executive, North America Property & Casualty, XL Group, Insurance (nominated by FirstBest Systems and P&C Insurance Systems)

Beth Mercier

Beth Mercier: Vice President, Personal Lines, Travelers (nominated by IASA)

Jacquline Morales

Jacquline Morales: Senior Vice President, Retirement Services Solutions, AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company (nominated by Robert E. Nolan Company)

Noreen Randazzo

Noreen Randazzo: Vice President and CIO, Enterprise Solutions, The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. (nominated by The Hartford Financial Services Group)

Peggy Rubin

Peggy Rubin: Executive Vice President and COO, Columbian Mutual Life Insurance Company (nominated by Sapiens)

Mary Springberg

Mary Springberg: Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Allstate Financial Technology, Allstate Financial (nominated by CSC)

To see the 2011 winners, click here.

Ten women were selected by a panel of previous winners for their performance and organizational influence in leadership roles. To read more about the program, click here.