Maguire Academy of Insurance and Risk Management at Saint Joseph’s University Haub School of Business in Philadelphia announced that it has hired Storm Wilkins as its new executive director.

Wilkins, who most recently served as an assistant professor in the Risk, Insurance and Healthcare Management Department at the Fox School of Business at Temple University, assumed the role on Jan. 4, replacing Michael Angelina, who recently retired. Angelina will continue to serve as an executive in residence in Haub School’s InsurTech initiative.

Maguire Academy said one of Wilkins’ focuses in her new role will be to attract more students from diverse backgrounds into its academic programs in order to help diversify the insurance industry.

Wilkins brings more than 25 years of industry experience and deep technical knowledge to the executive director role. She previously worked in the insurance industry, as a former trial attorney, as an adjunct professor at the Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law, and in a role designing and delivering scores of corporate training classes for insurance and risk management professionals across the East Coast. She currently serves on the board of directors for the Insurance Society of Philadelphia.

Wilkins, who will join the risk management and insurance faculty at SJU, received her juris doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and bachelor’s degree in international relations cum laude from the American University in Washington, D.C. She also holds a CPCU designation and is certified by the Society of Insurance Trainers and Educators as an Insurance Training Professional.

“Storm was the clear choice for the executive director role. She will help the Maguire Academy of Insurance and Risk Management continue to be an industry leader and build on our strong mission of supporting our students and providing them with real-world industry experience,” said Joseph A. DiAngelo, dean of Saint Joseph’s Erivan K. Haub School of Business. “She will bring her wealth of expertise—from roles with property/casualty carriers to trial law—to all aspects of the academy as we continue to educate tomorrow’s leaders and be a center for thought leadership in the insurance and risk management industries.”

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Source: Saint Joseph’s University