I.I.I. Taps 15 New Non-Resident Scholars to Broaden Its Areas of Expertise

The Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) today announced the appointment of 15 new Non-Resident Scholars (NRS) in a move which expands dramatically the I.I.I.’s formal ties to academia and the business community.

“The Insurance Information Institute is pleased to join forces with this diverse group of thought leaders,” stated Sean Kevelighan, CEO, I.I.I. “We welcome the subject matter expertise and industry knowledge these 15 individuals bring to our organization. Their skills and experience will benefit our members, the insurance industry, and the general public as we strengthen the Insurance Information Institute’s ability to respond to a variety of issues.”

The newly appointed Non-Resident Scholars are:

Dr. Patricia Born, Florida State University
Dr. Mark J. Browne, St. John’s University
Dr. Martin Grace, Temple University
Susan Holliday, International Finance Corporation/World Bank
Dr. Robert E. Hoyt, University of Georgia
Dr. Robert W. Klein, Georgia State University
Dr. Carolyn Kousky, University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Howard C. Kunreuther, University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Tyler Leverty, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Dr. Roy E. Lowrance, Applied Data Science, LLC
Michael Menapace, Esq., Quinnipiac University School of Law and Wiggin and Dana, LLP
Dr. Stephen Mildenhall, St. John’s University
Dr. Lawrence “Lars” Powell, University of Alabama
Daniel L. Sussman, Esq., Crum & Forster
Tamika Tyson, Noble Energy, Inc.

Like the I.I.I.’s two incumbent Non-Resident Scholars, the new appointees will be asked to:


Provide insight about timely issues facing the insurance industry
Deliver presentations and moderate panel discussions at webinars and other special events
Write and review white papers and research projects
Conduct media interviews and act as advisors for key I.I.I. initiatives
“The Insurance Information Institute’s Non-Resident Scholar program brings together renowned experts in their fields who are passionate about insurance,” said Dr. Steven Weisbart, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, I.I.I. “In addition to deepening the public’s understanding of insurance industry issues, we believe expanding our Non-Resident Scholar program will expose a greater number of talented students to insurance career opportunities, too.”

The I.I.I.’s newest Non-Resident Scholars join a network which currently includes Dr. Phil Klotzbach of Colorado State University and Lynne McChristian of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Photos and bios of the I.I.I.’s 17 Non-Resident Scholars are here.

For more information about the I.I.I.’s NRS program, contact Dr. Michel Léonard, Vice President and Senior Economist, I.I.I., at michell@iii.org.

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