2020 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

Maria Marasso

CPCU

Maria is currently a Senior Underwriter at Argo Group US specializing in Management Liability lines. She has over 10 years of industry experience in both underwriting and claims. Maria obtained her CPCU designation in 2016. She joined the CPCU society and was elected to the board of directors in 2017. Maria graduated from Fordham University with a bachelors degree in biology.

Director

Dustin Adams

CPCU

Dustin became involved with the board of the Chicago chapter of the CPCU Society as a Candidate Member shortly after starting his CPCU journey in late 2013.  He received his CPCU designation in 2015, remaining active within the chapter’s leadership and holding various board positions up to the present.  Dustin currently works as a Reinsurance Financial Manager at Zurich, where he manages a team of analysts involved in the reinsurance accounting lifecycle.  Prior to joining Zurich in 2015, Dustin accrued over 10 years of insurance, reinsurance and underwriting experience at Assurant (formerly TWG) and Navigant Consulting.

Director

Daniel Liedke

CPCU

CPCU

Director

Eric Roesch

CPCU, ARe

Eric became involved with the CPCU Society in 2018. He earned his CPCU designation in 2015 and his ARe designation in 2016. Eric is currently a Manager in New Programs and MGA’s at Zurich. His work includes building new programs and onboarding them to Zurich. He is especially interested in digital insurance portfolios and has created a number of them over the last few years. Eric has a background in D&O and Professional Liability, and has done extensive product development and systems work. He has more than 15 years experience in markets spanning the US, Europe, Asia and Latin America. Originally from Switzerland, he moved to Chicago in 2014.

Director

Justin Ruehs

CPCU, ARM, AAI, AINS, CIC, CISR, CLCS

Justin is currently an Underwriting Consultant at Liberty Mutual Insurance in the National Insurance Property division.  He has over 20 years of industry experience on both the broker and carrier sides.  Justin obtained his CPCU designation in 2013 and presently holds the ARM, AAI, AINS, CIC, CISR, and CLCS insurance designations.  Justin joined the CPCU society and was elected to the board in 2020. 

Director

Brenda Myung

CPCU, CIP, CRM

Brenda is an Engineering & Construction Underwriter at Swiss Re Corporate Solutions specializing in Builders Risk coverage. She has over 10 years of industry experience in both underwriting and business development. Her professional designations include Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP), Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and Canadian Risk Management (CRM). She joined the CPCU Society and was elected to the board of directors in 2020. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics, Chemistry and Statistics from University of Toronto.

Director

Felipe Cuartas

CPCU, ARM

Felipe Jose Cuartas is a bilingual commercial insurance Account Executive at Gallagher creating tailored and cost effective insurance risk management programs. He is responsible for advising his clients on how to protect their employees, and their balance sheet, from exposures through creative risk financing and risk transfer.  He earned his Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and Associate in Risk Management (ARM) professional designations.  Cuartas attended Washington University in St. Louis double majoring in Finance and Philosophy.

Director

Matthew Philip

CPCU

Matthew is currently a Regional Underwriting Manager for the Personal Risk Services division of Chubb LTD. He has over 15 years of insurance experience in Personal Lines Insurance in various roles including over 5 years as an agent/broker.Matthew obtained his CPCU designation at the end of 2015.  After attending a few chapter networking events he joined the board as a director for 2017 and also has served as Vice President of the Chapter. 

Director

Cedric Williams

CPCU

Cedric Williams is a Senior Manager in Deloitte Consulting LLP’s Actuarial & Insurance Solutions practice. Cedric has 19 years of actuarial and analytics consulting experience helping his clients understand and quantify costs related to property casualty insurance exposure.  Cedric received his CPCU and the Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designation in 2014 and was elected to the Board of Directors for the Chicago CPCU Society Chapter in 2015.  He received his B.S. in Actuarial Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and M.S. in Insurance Management from Boston University.

Director

Christian Whitt

CPCU, AINS

Christian Whitt, is director of member relations at the American Property Casualty Insurance Association (APCIA). In her role, she leads the development and implementation of various engagement and retention strategies. She began her career at State Farm Insurance in 2007 as a claims professional. Christian holds a bachelor’s degree and Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree from Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI. She also holds the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and AINS designations. In addition to the Chicago Chapter, she currently serves on the CPCU Society’s Risk Management Interest Group Committee.