MALVERN, Pa.—The Institutes CPCU Society International Ambassador (CSIA) Program has selected Rachael Afford, CPCU, AU, ARe, to represent international CPCU Society members and candidate members at The Institutes CPCU Society 2017 Annual Meeting, being held from September 16 to 19 in Orlando, Florida.
Afford is vice president of specialty reinsurance for Allied World Assurance Company, located in Bermuda. Her responsibilities extend to over a dozen lines of business, with an emphasis on workers compensation, personal accident and life catastrophe business. Afford was named one of Bermuda’s rising stars in 2015 by Bermuda: Re + ILS. She actively contributes to Bermuda Women in Reinsurance, which educates and encourages women in the industry.
“I’m absolutely thrilled to have been selected as the CPCU Society’s 2017 international ambassador,” Afford said. “I’m also honored to be representing Bermuda in this capacity for the first time. However, Bermuda is home to a pool of talented and innovative individuals who work in our industry and have earned, or are working toward, their CPCU designations, so I’m sure I won’t be the last!”
In response to the growing number of international Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU®) designees and candidates, the CPCU Society has expanded its presence outside the United States. CPCUs and CPCU candidates not based in the U.S. face different challenges from those who are, including having to learn the material and take the exams in English, which may be a second language for them. The CPCU Society established the CSIA Program to recognize CPCUs outside the U.S. for promoting the CPCU designation globally and to provide financial support for them to attend the CPCU Society Annual Meeting.
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