WIN Magazine - Summer 2016 - (Page 57)

FEATURE In the WIN-ner's Circle: Roger Ware, Jr., ARM, President and CEO of Genesee General T 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 remains critical. W I N | S u m m e r 2 0 16 | 5 7

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