University of Louisiana at Monroe student Elizabeth Ragland was recently named the Intermediaries and Reinsurance Underwriters Association Intern of the Year.
Ragland, a risk management and insurance major at ULM, spent the summer interning for Signet Star Reinsurance in Greenwich, Conn., and Axis Reinsurance in New York as part of a program through the IRU.
Her selection as Intern of the Year was based on a paper she wrote about the experience titled “Changing the Face, Preserving the Purpose: a look at restructuring the Louisiana Homeowners Insurance Market.” The paper will be published in an upcoming issue of the Journal of Reinsurance.
Ragland will also receive a $2,500 scholarship and will attend IRU’s Spring Conference in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., March 28-30.
“It was an amazing experience,” Ragland said. “It gave me the chance to learn more about reinsurance and the insurance industry as a whole.”
The IRU is a non-profit corporation dedicated to research and education about the reinsurance industry.