NEW YORK, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- A new website, http://www.InsuranceHallofFame.org, has been created by the International Insurance Society to feature insurance leaders from around the globe who have made creative and lasting contributions in the insurance world. Induction into the Insurance Hall of Fame is the highest honor bestowed on insurance leaders. Since its inception in 1957, 112 people from 20 countries have been installed. The portraits of insurance laureates reside at the University of Alabama, and a digital gallery of the leaders is in New York at St. John's University. Patrick Kenny, president and chief executive officer, International Insurance Society, Inc., New York, which manages the Insurance Hall of Fame, said that: "This is the first time that anyone can find in one place -- from anywhere in the world -- information about the giants in our industry and their accomplishments and impact on society. This will be a valuable tool for those who wish to learn about the evolution of the industry over the years and the significance of accomplishments in the industry. Also, it will be a source of pride for those who wish to learn about the leaders in their own countries." http://www.InsuranceHallofFame.org will feature photos, biographies and in some cases video material of the insurance leaders. The material can be accessed easily by country or alphabetically by name. Links to company web sites in the insurance industry affiliated with laureates are also included, including the website of the International Insurance Society, http://www.IISonline.org. The website has been generously funded by Claire and Joseph Smetana of New York. Mr. Smetana is a retired executive of American International Group (AIG). Each year, the International Insurance Society inducts two new laureates into the Hall of Fame at its yearly meeting. Qualification for the honor includes achievements that have changed the direction of the industry.
SOURCE International Insurance Society