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April 2024 Buzz

After another busy month at Ryan Specialty, we have put together a collection of the most popular news, events, interviews and other stories from across our firm. Catch up with us by taking a look at the posts below!


RT Specialty released a new US Property Insurance Review, providing an update on the property market and deep dives into severe convective storms, builder's risk, wildfires, atmospheric rivers and more. Read the review.

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Congratulations to Ryan Specialty Chief Compliance & Privacy Officer and Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Michael Blackshear on being named one of the 2024 Most Influential Executives in Corporate America by Savoy Magazine! Read the article.
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RT Specialty announced the promotion of
Jason Murrey to President of Commercial Lines Binding Authority, where he will oversee the operational leadership of the RT Commercial Binding Authority and its teams. Read the press release.

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We shared that RT Specialty and Ryan Financial Lines have been nominated in Zywave's 2024 Cyber Risk Awards. Use this link to cast your vote for the winners!

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Ryan Specialty
was honored to host "Unifying Voices: Empowering Diversity in Insurance," a series of discussions bringing together diversity advocates from across the industry. Thank you so much to Jeff C. of the Asian American Insurance Network (AAIN), Brett Carter of the NAAIA - National African American Insurance Association, Javier Naranjo of the LAAIA - Latin American Association of Insurance Agencies, Chris Reilly of Link: LGBTQ+ Insurance Network, Debbie Babcock of the APIW, Inc. and all the moderators, panelists and attendees.

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RT Specialty and Stetson Insurance Funding were honored to participate in the Korean American Insurance & Finance Association (KAIFA)'s 29th Anniversary Inauguration Gala in New York, which featured Ryan Specialty President and RT Specialty Chairman & CEO Tim Turner as the keynote speaker. Thank you to Asian American Insurance Network (AAIN) member and RT Specialty SVP James Suh for getting us involved!

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RT Specialty Transportation's Doug Hathaway and Dennis Beecher talk about the new business auto opportunities flowing into the specialty insurance market on MCIEF's Truck Stop video series.  RT Specialty is proud to sponsor the Motor Carrier Insurance Education Foundation (MCIEF) 2024 Annual Conference. Watch the video.

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RT Specialty Executive Vice President Joshua J. Parrish spoke with Leader's Edge Magazine on the importance of cyber insurance for small businesses and how RT Connector gives agents and brokers a better way to provide and manage that coverage. Read the article.

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Alice Topping, Ryan Specialty's Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, shared the secrets of effective leadership in the insurance arena on the BOS #WorkInspiredPodcast! Check out the podcast.

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We had a fantastic day at the 6th Annual SOCIUS FOUNDATION Kickball Tournament hosted by RT Specialty Tampa. Ryan Specialty Underwriting Managers' WKFC Underwriting Managers, CorRisk Solutions and LifeScienceRisk all had a blast supporting a great cause while enjoying some friendly competition on the field.

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Ryan Specialty
proudly supports The Ryan Family Insurance Program for Success and Equal Opportunity (R.I.S.E.), which has a new website! R.I.S.E. seeks to increase the diversity in the risk management and insurance industry through promoting the recruitment, training and placement of underrepresented communities at all levels within the commercial insurance industry. Visit the website.

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RT Specialty is proud to be a platinum sponsor of the Motor Carrier Insurance Education Foundation (MCIEF)'s 2024 Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida. As part of the lead up to the event, RT Specialty's Doug Hathaway spoke with MCIEF’s John Love TRS about the importance preparing the next generation of insurance professionals through programs like Ryan Specialty University and how to best serve the industry during a tough time for motor carriers. Watch the interview.

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