Allied World U.S. to Present at 2010 ASHRM Annual Conference and Exhibition

Oct 07, 2010, 10:30 ET from Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, Ltd

PEMBROKE, Bermuda, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, Ltd (NYSE: AWH) announced today that three of its U.S. employees will present at the upcoming American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM) annual conference. The event takes place at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida from October 13-16, 2010. Allied World speakers include:  Pauline Barry, Assistant Vice President, Risk Management and Client Services, Susan Chmieleski, Senior Vice President, Healthcare & Risk Management, and Colleen Honnors, Assistant Vice President, Risk Management for Allied World U.S.  Ms. Barry will speak on the topic, "Are You Exposed? Building a Home Care Risk Management Program," Ms. Chmieleski will speak as part of the Healthcare Reform panel and Ms. Honnors will speak on "Managing Elopement in Healthcare."

Ms. Barry provides consulting and client services to Allied World's healthcare policyholders, helping them assess and manage their organizational risk. She works with policyholders to develop individual action plans to mitigate potential loss based on their unique exposures and risk management needs. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from St. Anselm College and she earned her Masters in Professional Studies with a concentration in health care administration from Quinnipiac University. Ms. Barry is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management and is a fellow of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management.

Ms. Chmieleski is responsible for the development of products for healthcare-related business and risk management / loss control services for all Allied World U.S. products. She oversees an in-house team that provides consulting and client services to policyholders, helping them assess and manage their organizational risk. Ms. Chmieleski has authored numerous published risk management articles and brochures and is a frequent presenter at industry conferences. Ms. Chmieleski obtained her Bachelor of Science degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Hartford. She earned her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law, where she was editor-in-chief of the Connecticut Law Journal. Ms. Chmieleski holds Connecticut Law and Nursing Licenses and is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse. She is a current ASHRM board member.

Ms. Honnors provides consulting and client services to Allied World's healthcare policyholders, helping them assess and manage their organizational risk. She works with policyholders to develop individual action plans to mitigate potential loss based on their unique exposures and risk management needs. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Pacific Union College. She is a member of  the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM) and a Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management. She is a Legal Nurse Consultant Certified and holds an Associate in Risk Management designation. Ms. Honnors is also a Certified Occupational Health Nurse Specialist.

About Allied World Assurance Company

Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, Ltd, through its subsidiaries, is a global provider of innovative property, casualty and specialty insurance and reinsurance solutions, offering superior client service through a global network of branches and affiliates. Our insurance and reinsurance subsidiaries are rated A (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company, and our Lloyd's Syndicate 2232 is rated A+ (Strong) by Standard & Poor's and Fitch. Please visit our website at www.awac.com for further information on Allied World.

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