INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Society of Insurance Research (SIR) is pleased to announce that Larry Pentis, President and CEO of GMAC Insurance, will be the keynote speaker for its Annual Conference, taking place November 14 - 17, 2010 in Jacksonville, Florida.
Joining GMAC Insurance in March of this year with over 27 years of insurance experience, Mr. Pentis leads an organization that has been in operation for nearly a century and is among the Top 20 largest auto insurance companies in the United States. He will share his outlook for the industry and key challenges faced by insurance and business executives.
SIR Vice President and Conference Chair Gary Hodge, of American Modern Insurance Group, says there are a number of attendees who are anxious to hear from Mr. Pentis: "I am very excited to add him as our Keynote Speaker. Many of our members come from property and casualty insurance companies and they are interested in hearing the industry perspective from a seasoned executive like Mr. Pentis."
The SIR Annual Conference offers a thorough agenda on key issues facing insurance professionals today. Presenters are consistently well-known and respected industry experts. "In addition to our general sessions, three different tracks will help our attendees get the specific education, knowledge and tips they need to help them do what they do even better," Hodge noted. "This year we are including a Competitive Intelligence Track, an Analytics/Technical Track, and a Health Track." Mr. Hodge is very optimistic about attendance at this year's event. "This year represents the 40th Anniversary of the SIR and we are already on pace for record conference registration."
About GMAC Insurance Personal Lines
GMAC Insurance Personal Lines is one of the largest automobile insurers in the United States and is owned by American Capital Acquisition Corporation (ACAC). GMAC Insurance Personal Lines offers a variety of property and casualty products, including personal auto, RV, motorcycle, commercial auto, and homeowners insurance. GMAC has a nationwide network of claims professionals, local independent agents, and a 24-hour toll-free claims hotline available 365 days a year.
About the SIR
The SIR is a leading forum for insurance practitioners from all aspects of the industry, focusing on emerging research approaches and industry issues for the benefit of individual members and their employers. SIR members have accountabilities in research, product development, competitive intelligence, marketing, strategic planning, and many other disciplines within the business.
SOURCE Society of Insurance Research