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March 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!


We shared that RT Specialty was named Wholesale Broking Company of the Year at The Insurer's E&S Insurer Awards 2024 in New York. Kudos also go to shortlist nominees Brian Davidian for Wholesale Producer of the Year, Jonathan Drake for Underwriting Rising Star of the Year and Bryan Drazner for Broking Rising Star of the Year Congratulations to all! View the winner's list.

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Congratulations to RT Specialty CEO & President – National Property Brenda (Ballard) Austenfeld, who was elected WSIA (Wholesale & Specialty Insurance Association) President at the 2024 Underwriting Summit! Watch her speak about the US property insurance market on the latest episode of The Insurer TV.

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RT Specialty announced the promotion of Marissa Moscowitz to Chief Operating Officer. Marissa has over 15 years of information technology, business intelligence and business operations experience and has been with RT Specialty since 2019. Read the press release

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To celebrate Women's History month, Ryan Specialty shared our "Insurance Woman" illustration to honor the invaluable contributions of women in insurance as they develop and deliver bold solutions for clients around the world.

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As part of the International Women's Day celebration, Insurance Business America released their list of Elite Women for 2024, naming both RT Specialty Executive Vice President Shannon Stefanski and Ryan Specialty Chief Marketing and Communications Officer Alice Topping. Congratulations, Shannon and Alice! Read the article.
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RT Specialty has been included on Insurance Business America's 5-Star Wholesale Broker list for the eighth year in a row and designated a Wholesale Broker All-Star! The award is based on a survey of retail producers who rate the performance and service quality of their wholesale broker trading partners. Read the article.

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Congratulations to RT Specialty Executive Vice President Thomas Mullins and Technical Risk Underwriters Executive Underwriter Aaron Reissner on both being 2024 Business Insurance Break Out Award winners, honoring them as top performers on track to become the leaders in risk management and insurance. View the winner's list.
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At The Insurer's E&S Insurer Conference in New York, RT Specialty EVP Shannon Stefanski joined the "E&S casualty: Hard on the heels of property" panel and RT Specialty EVP, Retail Distribution Marya Propis moderated the panel titled, "The retail-wholesale complex: Whose patch is it anyway?"

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RT Specialty ProExec has released a new edition of Insights that explores the top D&O insurance stories from 2023 and how they could affect the market going forward. Read the new edition.

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Congratulations to RT Specialty Executive Vice President, Retail Distribution Marya Propis on being named a 2024 Distinguished Alumni Award honoree by her alma mater, Canisius University! Read the article.

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RT Specialty's DJ Ruhlman was a part of the "State of the Cyber Market" panel, and Robert D. Crocitto, Jr. on the "D&O Exposures: Keeping Watchers Glued to the Screen" panel, at the Professional Liability Underwriting Society Symposium Series in New York.

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joined the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) in Nashville, TN for its annual convention.

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We felt inspired on World Poetry Day! To celebrate, we penned "An Ode to RT Specialty."

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