Celebrating Black History Month 2024

Black men and women are underrepresented in commercial re/insurance. For those of us in the industry, Black History Month is an opportunity to listen and work toward change. Bernell Williams shares his thoughts with us.

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Don’t Count Out El Niño

As the 2023 Atlantic hurricane season wraps up, the prevailing narrative is that, in the battle of Atlantic sea surface temperate versus El Niño, the sea surface temperature won. Indeed, an article from weather.com summarizing the 2023 season was entitled “Atlantic Hurricane Season 2023: The El Niño That Didn’t Matter.” However, scratch the surface just a little and a different story emerges – El Niño mattered a great deal.

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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Elected officials, educators, artists, playwrights, professional athletes, and a Supreme Court Justice are a few of the examples of how the Hispanic and Latino American community* have made an indelible mark in the U.S. As a Cuban-American, I have seen first-hand, the contributions made by my Hispanic and Latina/o brethren. Being proud of one’s ethnicity is not the sole purview of a Hispanic or Latina/o person. Though we may occasionally over-indulge in our “orgullo” (pride) of the sounds and flavors of our heritage, that indulgence extends well beyond us: Latino food is the third most popular cuisine in the U.S.

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Vantage Risk Names U.S. Insurance Distribution Leaders

Vantage Group Holdings Ltd. (Vantage Risk) announced today the appointments of Dan Reichert as Vice President, West Distribution Leader and Leanne Berry as Vice President, Central Distribution Leader for their U.S. Insurance operations, effective immediately. Mr. Reichert is based in California and Ms. Berry is based in Illinois, both reporting to Dane Lopes, Vantage Risk’s Chief Commercial Officer, Insurance.

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Out in Insurance: Celebrating Pride Month

For me, becoming a proud gay man was hard won and coming out in my professional life was an equally arduous journey. Not so long ago, I wouldn’t have written this essay celebrating Pride Month and shared it publicly.

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