Congratulations to our Insurance Woman of the Year 2013
The APIW Insurance Woman of the Year award, presented annually since 1976, recognizes an exceptional woman who has achieved prominence in the insurance industry. Ms. Lamm-Tennant was chosen as this year's award recipient in recognition of her outstanding achievements and leadership within the industry, as well as her commitment to the advancement of women.
Joan Lamm-Tennant, Ph.D.
Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC
Joan Lamm-Tennant, Ph.D. has been selected as this year’s recipient of the APIW Insurance Woman of the Year Award. Ms. Lamm-Tennant is Global Chief Economist and Risk Strategist for Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC, the reinsurance and risk management operating company of Marsh & McLennan Companies.
A cocktail reception and award ceremony honoring Ms. Lamm-Tennant will be held on Tuesday, June 4, 2013, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the New York Marriott Marquis.Richard H. Booth, Vice Chairman of Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC, will introduce Ms. Lamm-Tennant at the event.
Ms. Lamm-Tennant’s service to the insurance industry spans a 35+ year career at the operating company level of global financial services firms, as a Director of public and private companies and as a Professor of Finance, Investments and Insurance.Joan advises Executives and Directors of the industry’s most significant multinational companies on emerging trends in advanced and developing economies, corporate strategy, risk and capital management and governance.Ms. Lamm-Tennant is highly regarded as a credible expert on industry matters and is frequently invited by government entities, regulators and rating agencies to provide perspective and counsel.
“Joan is a highly valued member of our leadership team driving Guy Carpenter’s strategy to become a fully-integrated risk management advisor and risk transfer provider,” said Mr. Booth. “ She is respected by our most valued global clients for her keen strategic vision, her ability to design and execute corporate strategy resulting in profitable growth, and expertise in governance.She is an exemplary role model for women and dedicated to advancing the success of her female colleagues.”
In addition to her work at Guy Carpenter, Ms. Lamm-Tennant has extensive governance experience.She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Selective Insurance Group, Inc., Ivans, Inc. and the International Insurance Society.Her previous Board experience includes Turner Investment Advisors and Focus Trust Fund, American Risk and Insurance, Financial Analyst Society and Charter Oak State College
Before joining Guy Carpenter, Ms. Lamm-Tennant was the founding President of General Reinsurance Capital Consultants (GRCC).When she first joined GRCC in 1997, Ms. Lamm-Tennant was an advisor to the Chief Investment Officer and Board on setting risk guidelines. She also supported their third party asset management operations in the design and delivery of risk and capital advisory services to insurers worldwide.
Before accepting executive positions in industry, Ms. Lamm-Tennant had a successful academic career, having received the Thomas Labrecque Professorship in Finance at Villanova University.As a tenured scholar, Joan was a prolific author in academic and business journals and recipient of numerous awards for innovations in risk and capital management.Ms. Lamm-Tennant is currently an Adjunct Professor at the University of Wisconsin and The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, where she also held the Laurence and Susan Hirsch Chair in International Business.Her dedication to the advancement of women in the profession began during her academic career when she sponsored student organizations promoting diversity of gender and advised female students on matters related to their professional endeavors.
Ms. Lamm-Tennant holds a Ph.D. in Finance and Investments from the University of Texas, Austin. She holds a M.B.A.. in Finance from St. Mary's University, San Antonio, Texas and a B.B.A with Honors in Accounting from St. Mary's University, San Antonio, Texas.Joan is the recipient of the 2012 International Insurance Society Kenneth Black Award for service and commitment to the advancement of the global industry.
Ms. Lamm-Tennant is married to William who is an attorney, and they have two daughters, Kristen and Lauren.Kristen is an MD in obstetrics and gynecology.Lauren is a Vice President of Product Development for Argo Group and currently lives in Sao Paulo, Brazil.She is very proud of her daughters and their ability to balance successful careers with a rich quality of life.Ms. Lamm-Tennant and her family enjoy running, yoga and cooking together.
The APIW Insurance Woman of the Year Award, first presented in 1976, recognizes an exceptional woman who has achieved prominence in her profession and has made significant contributions to the insurance industry. All nomination forms for APIW Insurance Woman of the Year are sent directly to an independent Woman of the Year Committee appointed by the APIW Immediate Past President.The Committee is comprised of no more than six accomplished professionals representing various segments of the industry. The Committee includes the current Woman of the Year award recipient and the APIW Immediate
Past President. No other current member of the APIW Board serves on the Nomination Committee. In announcing this year’s award, APIW President Isabel Silvestri said: “APIW is proud to bestow this honor on Joan Lamm-Tennant. She serves as an outstanding role model.Her mentoring, flexibility and accommodation of personal situations extend equally to all colleagues regardless of gender. Her leadership and accomplishments, as well as her commitment to supporting and advancing women, are exceptional examples of all of the qualities that APIW looks for in the recipient of this highly prestigious honor. She has portrayed exemplary professionalism in all her activities and is highly respected both within her organization and within our industry.”