Industry Executive Michael E. Angelina to Lead Insurance Program

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

PHILADELPHIA (April 4, 2012) - Chief actuary & risk officer of Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd. Michael E. Angelina will assume the role of executive director of the Academy of Risk Management and Insurance at Saint Joseph's University on April 1. Angelina is an accomplished executive with more than 25 years of experience in the field.

Joseph A. DiAngelo Jr., Ed.D. '70, dean of the University's Haub School of Business, says Angelina's background brings a unique perspective for risk management and insurance majors.

"Michael will be a tremendous asset to our program," says DiAngelo. "As an industry professional, he has experience in many aspects of insurance and reinsurance operations. His addition to the program will continue to advance Saint Joseph's premier insurance program."

Angelina has been chief actuary & risk officer of Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd. since June 2005 and serves on its executive team. He began his insurance career with CIGNA in the workers compensation and actuarial research units. He has over 25 years of professional experience as a practicing actuary. Prior to joining Endurance, Angelina was a principal and head of the Philadelphia office of the consulting actuarial firm Tillinghast Towers Perrin. He is an associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries.

In addition to his corporate experience, Angelina is also co-author of an industry-wide asbestos actuarial study and participated in the development of the 2003 FAIR Act (proposed Federal asbestos legislation).

"I am looking forward to interacting with local firms to provide internships and employment for our students while further increasing the visibility of the Academy," says Angelina of his new role. "Through my past and current interactions, I've been very impressed by Saint Joseph's program. I am committed to working toward its continued success."

Established in 2007 within the Haub School of Business, the Risk Management and Insurance program has achieved rapid growth. With support from insurance executives comprising its advisory board, the program awards $75,000 in scholarships annually; has a chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma, a professional fraternity of risk management and insurance students; is one of 21 schools with a Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) collegiate chapter; and is ranked No. 11 by U.S.News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges" among similar programs nationally.


As Philadelphia's Jesuit, Catholic University, founded by the Society of Jesus in 1851, Saint Joseph's University provides a rigorous, student-centered education rooted in the liberal arts. SJU ranks as a top university in the Northeast, with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter in the College of Arts and Sciences and AACSB accreditation of the  Erivan K. Haub School of Business. The University is also deeply committed to the Jesuit tradition of scholarship and service, earning a place on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll and the community engagement classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. With courses offered on campus and online, SJU prepares its more than 8,000 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students to lead lives of personal excellence, professional success and engaged citizenship.


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