WIN Magazine - Summer 2016 - (Page 57)
In the WIN-ner's Circle:
Roger Ware, Jr., ARM,
President and CEO of
HE ANNUAL MEETING issue of Wholesale Insurance News
profiles the sitting
president of the
American Association of Managing General Agents,
as they complete their term in office.
Roger Ware has led the Association
for the past year with a dynamic
enthusiasm focused on advancing the
specialty insurance marketplace by
implementing its strategic opportunities, redefining its mission and vision
statements and value proposition and
by expanding its global reach.
Roger has served as President and
CEO of Genesee General since 1998.
He began his career as a commercial
underwriter at Fireman's Fund in
1982. He has worked with several
insurance carriers focusing on large
lines casualty products. Previous to
joining Genesee, he was Regional
Vice President of Crum & Forster's
Atlanta Region. Roger holds a B.S.
degree from West Chester University
of Pennsylvania and Master in
Business Administration from the
University of Colorado. WIN magazine recently sat down with President
Ware and obtained his views on the
past year and on what lies ahead for
the wholesale insurance industry.
As the outgoing AAMGA President,
what has inspired you the most
during your tenure? What are you
taking away from the experience
and in particular the many meetings that you attended in London?
My inspiration comes from seeing
the passion and commitment from
our board, committees and our UFO.
The AAMGA is a volunteer organization and will continue to be as such.
While we are sometimes competitors, when we are together we are
all focused on what is best for our
association. We love this industry
and we are excited to build for the
future of the AAMGA.
London continues to be of vital
importance for AAMGA members. We
have an extremely positive working
relationship with the Corporation of
Lloyd's. We continue to advocate for
our members the importance of understanding the role of U.S. Coverholders
and challenges we all face. AAMGA
members write approximately $5.7
billion in the Lloyd's marketplace. Our
relationship with Lloyd's, its managing agents, syndicates, underwriters
and the open market insures we will
remain in the forefront as changes
occur in our industry.
What was your vision when you
chose this year's theme for the
Annual Meeting, "Expanding
Globally, Responding Locally"?
It was important that the AAMGA
begin to transition to a global membership. Technology has eliminated
traditional boarders of transacting business. We have a global
economy and we felt the time was
THE VISION CONTINUES TO BE DEDICATED TO THE AAMGA
BEING THE SINGLE VOICE FOR SPECIALTY UNDERWRITING
IN THE WHOLESALE MARKETPLACE.
Agnes & Roger Ware
right to transition the AAMGA. We
now have 14 Canadian members
and we have just entered in a
reciprocal agreement to be a member of the Underwriting Agencies
Council (UAC). The UAC represents Underwriting facilities and
Coverholders in Australia and New
Zealand. We continue to seek members from any part of the globe where
the key component for membership
into our organization continues to
be having delegated underwriting
authority. The vision continues to
be dedicated to the AAMGA being
the single voice for specialty underwriting in the wholesale marketplace. We have a global vision for
the AAMGA, and we know that our
ability to respond on a local basis for
issues of importance to our members
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of WIN Magazine - Summer 2016
44,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 Opportunities: The Exponential Cyber Liability Market
AAMGA’S 2016 Winning White Papers
IoT: Insurance, Opportunities, Threats
Hydraulic Fracking: The MGA’s Guide
The Infringement of Standard Markets on the Excess & Surplus Lines Market
Beyond the New Normal: Could the Surplus Lines Market be Heading for a 10% Market Share?
Personal Lines Perspectives: Updates and Opportunities to Writing a Better Exposure
Underwriting Unusual Exposures: Tips, Tools and Techniques
A Changing World of Risk and Regulation
Going to the Dogs—The Cause for Paws: How a Specialty Underwriter is Changing the Lives of Our Best Friends
In the WIN-ner’s Circle: Thomas B. Rogan
In the WIN-ner’s Circle: Roger Ware
5 Steps to Create a Production Culture That Advances Your Business
Index of Advertisers
WIN Magazine - Summer 2016