NEW YORK, July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Spencer Educational Foundation, Inc. will host its fourth annual fundraising gala on September 12, 2012, at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. During the event, the foundation will honor Seraina Maag, chief executive – North America property and casualty for XL Insurance, and David Zuercher, retired head of insurance for Wells Fargo and Company, for their contributions to the advancement of risk management and insurance educational opportunities.
Maag directs XL Group's multiline property & casualty operations, including underwriting activities for Property, U.S. Risk Management, Excess Casualty, Construction, Surety, Programs, Environmental and Excess & Surplus coverages in the U.S., Canada and Bermuda. She also has held leadership positions at Zurich North America. In addition to being named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, she holds an MBA from Monash Mt. Eliza Business School in Australia and is also a Certified Financial Analyst Charterholder.
Zuercher is a retired executive of Wells Fargo & Company, where he worked for 43 years. From 1993 until 2011 he managed Wells Fargo's 11,000 team member International & Insurance Services business group and was chairman of Wells Fargo Insurance Services, which was ranked the fifth largest insurance brokerage in the world. He currently serves on a number of non-profit boards in Southern California. Zuercher graduated from Loyola Marymount University, where he is currently a member of its Board of Trustees.
"Known throughout the world for their tremendous professional achievements, Seraina and David truly embody all that is great about the risk management and insurance profession and are role models for those entering the field," says Peggy Accordino, chairwoman of Spencer Educational Foundation, Inc. "By honoring these individuals we are also raising awareness and support for risk management and insurance educational programming, scholarships and grants. We thank all those who share in our mission and invite you to join us in September at our annual gala."
To request an invitation to Spencer Educational Foundation's 2012 Gala, please call Camy Calve at 212-218-4080 or send an e-mail to email@example.com. For more information, visit www.spencered.org.
About Spencer Educational Foundation, Inc.
Established in 1979 to honor the late Robert S. Spencer, the Foundation is funding the education of tomorrow's risk management and insurance leaders. For more information, visit www.spencered.org.
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