Ronald Strine retired from Aetna Life & Casualty in 1992 after 26 years of service - 14 years as senior casualty underwriter for Fortune 500 companies and 12 years as the Director of Corporate Risk Management.
Promoted to the position of Manager, Insurance, Safety & Security in 1979 Ron immediately changed the department's name to Corporate Risk Management (CRM) and was subsequently promoted to Director. Always in pursuit of best practices, Ron earned the ARM designation the following year. A similar dedication to professionalism occurred later when the Division was reorganized to include the Reinsurance Unit with CRM. Ron then earned the ARe designation the first year it was offered in 1991.
As Director Ron was the senior officer directly responsible for the insurance, safety and security for over 45,000 employees and 100 affiliated companies around the world. Of special significance was the writing and implementation of the Corporate Emergency Management Plan to ensure the safety and security of employee travel. Ron and his Aetna Risk Management staff taught all parts of ARM to Aetna's National Accounts Underwriting Department with several of the underwriters obtaining the designation. That same dedication to the value of risk management and insurance professionalism was a hallmark of Ron's career.
In 1988 Ron was appointed by then Secretary of State George Shultz to the newly created Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC). Ron was the only Risk Manager among the council of senior security directors and therefore brought a broader perspective to the Council's mission to strengthen the relationship and intelligence gathering between government and the private sector operating abroad.
After earning his CPCU designation in 1970, Ron began a 25-year relationship with The Insurance Institute of America (now The Institutes) as a grader for CPCU and IIA examinations. Ron taught RM 54 for many years at the University of Connecticut and later developed the University of Hartford Graduate School curriculum for their course in Risk Management. He was appointed Adjunct Professor of Risk Management and taught there for 5 years. In 1995 after several years as a member of the CPCU Risk Management Interest Section, Ron was appointed its Chairman.
Ron retired from Aetna in 1992 and joined Johnson & Higgins (later Marsh). After 13 years of full and part-time affiliation with brokerage Ron finally retired in 2005, having served 44 years in the industry.
Ron is a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Maryland School of Law.