SJU Recognizes Pa. Deputy Insurance Commissioner as 'Insurance Executive of the Year'
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
PHILADELPHIA (Sept. 18, 2013) – Saint Joseph's University's Academy of Risk Management and Insurance presented Pennsylvania's Deputy Insurance Commissioner Stephen Johnson with its inaugural Insurance Executive of the Year Award during a dinner and award presentation at the Union League of Philadelphia on Thursday, Sept. 26.
Proceeds from the dinner support students enrolled in Saint Joseph's risk management and insurance program, currently ranked No. 11 in the nation by U.S.News & World Report.
"Stephen's career and dedication to the profession are exemplary and demonstrative of the qualities Saint Joseph's insurance program seeks to foster in its students," says Mike Angelina, director of the University's Academy of Risk Management and Insurance. "As a visionary, forward-thinking leader, Stephen has contributed to the vitality of Pennsylvania's insurance industry, an arena in which our students are eager to contribute."
Appointed deputy commissioner in 1998, Johnson oversees the Bureau of Company Licensing and Financial Analysis and the Bureau of Financial Examinations for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He also serves as a member on many financial working groups, task forces and committees of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, including, since its inception in the fall of 1994, the Statutory Accounting Principles Working Group.
Saint Joseph's Academy of Risk Management and Insurance, comprised of senior insurance executives, was introduced in 2006 to support the education and scholarship of risk management and insurance students. To date, the Academy has awarded $125,000 in scholarships to Saint Joseph's students with a pledge of $1.5 million in the near future. Annually, Saint Joseph's attracts professionals nationwide for discussions affecting the insurance industry.