2022 Officers & Directors

If you are interested in becoming more involved with the Chicago Chapter as a Committe Member or joining the Board of Directors, please email the chapter at ChicagoCPCU@gmail.com.

Director

Dustin Adams

CPCU

Contact: DAdams@bcsf.com

Dustin has been involved with the board of the Chicago chapter of the CPCU Society as a Candidate Member shortly after starting his CPCU journey in 2013.  He received his CPCU designation in 2015, remaining active within the chapter’s leadership and holding various board positions.  Dustin currently works as a Director of Specialty Underwriting & Reinsurance at BCS Financial, where he oversees underwriting processes, facilitates review and placement of reinsurance, and assists with strategic product pricing. 

Director

Justin Ruehs

CPCU, ARM, AU-M, AAI-M, AINS, API, AIS, CIC, CISR, CLCS, MBA

Contact: justinruehs@microsoft.com

Justin Ruehs, is the Senior Manager, Business Risk & Insurance at Microsoft. Prior to Microsoft, Justin was an underwriter at Liberty Mutual, AIG, and AFM where he not only gained experience in underwriting Large Property for a wide array of clients and program structures, but also worked with the senior leaders to promote Diversity and Inclusion through Employee resource groups.  

Justin obtained his CPCU designation in 2013 and joined the Chicago chapter and was elected to the board in 2020.

Director

Christine A. Sullivan

MBA, CPCU, AIM

Contact: Casconsulting.llc@gmail.com

Chris is the President and owner of CAS Consulting, LLC, specializing in providing subject matter expertise in claim handling practices and procedures for insurers, educational institutions, law firms, and other supporting businesses.

She is on the faculty for the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, Olivet College, and is an adjunct professor at Illinois State University.

Director

Ann Cunningham

CPCU, AU

Director

Peter Carlson

CPCU, AIDA, ARe

Contact: pcarlson@travelers.com

Peter is a Middle Market Commercial Accounts Underwriter at Travelers Insurance. Prior to Travelers Peter lived in Fort Wayne, IN where he started his insurance career as a Large Account Underwriter at Brotherhood Mutual.

Peter obtained his CPCU designation in 2018, quickly joining the CPCU Society Northern Indiana Chapter Board. He has held various leadership roles until 2021, helping the chapter gain membership involvement. While in Ft. Wayne, he has also held various leadership roles on a local Toastmasters International Board.

Director

Chris Butler

CPCU, ARM, AU, ARe

Contact: cbutler@velocityrisk.com

Chris Butler works as an Assistant Vice President of Large Commercial Property Underwriting at Velocity Risk, an MGA specializing in catastrophe exposed risks. Prior to Velocity, Chris held various positions in underwriting, product management, and risk management at RLI Corp, a specialty carrier headquartered in Peoria, IL. He began his career at Liberty Mutual.

Chris obtained his CPCU designation in 2011 and has been a member of the Chicago Chapter since 2015. He was previously a member of the Central Illinois Chapter. In 2021, Chris was named a Break Out professional by Business Insurance Magazine.

Director

Valerio Cerron

MBA, CLU, CPCU