Lou Ann Layton honored with insurance industry award
Beazley’s head of broker relations & marketing, Lou Ann Layton, has been honored for her substantial contribution to the professional liability insurance industry by The Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS).
Ms Layton received the PLUS1 Award today at the opening ceremony of the society’s annual conference, which is taking place this year in Washington D.C. and expected to attract in excess of 2,000 industry practitioners.
The PLUS1 Award is presented to a person whose efforts have significantly contributed to the advancement of the industry. Determinant factors in the judge’s selection process include an individual’s reputation and success, commitment to supporting the professional development of others, and ongoing activity and involvement the industry.
Ms Layton joined Beazley in December 2018 to lead Beazley’s global broker distribution and marketing strategy following more than three decades in leadership roles at Marsh, most recently as head of the US south east region. She began her career in insurance as a management liability underwriter before turning to broking in 1987 when she joined Marsh as a directors & officers practice leader. She is a member of Beazley’s executive committee and plays an active role in developing diversity & inclusion programs within the company and the wider insurance market.
Andrew Horton, Beazley CEO, said: “Our industry’s success depends on skilled professionals with the experience and specialist knowledge to respond to clients’ evolving risk exposures and needs. I am delighted Lou Ann’s contribution to the industry has been recognized in this way and congratulate her for this achievement. We are fortunate at Beazley to benefit not only from her expertise and leadership but from her commitment to driving forward training & development and D&I programs that positively impact our whole business.”
More information on The Professional Liability Underwriting Society can be found on its website.