Nerney Honored with HSB Hall of Fame Award

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The Erivan K. Haub School of Business will recognize Thomas Nerney ’96 (M.B.A.), chairman, president and chief executive officer of United States Liability Insurance Group, with the 19th Annual Hall of Fame Award during a dinner and award presentation on April 23. As the recipient of this award, Nerney will be acknowledged for his outstanding community work, strong corporate leadership and management qualities.

“This prestigious award recognizes business leaders who exemplify the characteristics of excellence the school of business seeks to foster in its students,” said Joseph DiAngelo Jr., Ed.D. ’70, dean of the Erivan K. Haub School of Business. “Tom joins a growing list of impressive successors who have expertly shaped the business world.”

At the helm of United States Liability Insurance Group, Nerney brings nearly three decades of leadership experience to his role. Located in Wayne, Pa., the company — specializing in underwriting low-premium, low-hazard insurance products — is a wholly owned subsidiary of Berskshire Hathaway owned by Warren Buffett. Nerney’s insurance career began directly after college when he worked as a managing general agent for Maguire Insurance Agency and sold specialty insurance products throughout the United States. In 1985, the agency evolved from a managing general agent to Philadelphia Insurance Company. When the company went public in 1993, Nerney assumed the responsibility of president and chief operating officer until taking over at United States Liability Insurance Group in 1996.

While making his mark in the insurance industry, Nerney simultaneously left his mark on his local community. He is a founding member of three not-for-profit organizations: Good Sports of Wayne, which supports local charities through an annual fundraising event; A Front Row Seat to Learning, which gives students from low-income families an opportunity to pursue private education in Philadelphia; and The Nerney Foundation, which supports LaSalle Academy in Philadelphia.

The Hall of Fame Award dinner will take place at the Hyatt Regency Philadelphia at Penn's Landing on Thursday, April 23, 2009, at 6 p.m. For additional information, contact Mary Finelli at 610-660-1645 or

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