Success & Impact
After six years in the armed forces and a battle with depression, Army veteran David Burnett started his own company through the support of Saint Joseph’s Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans and mentor Frank Trainer ’68.
Success & Impact
On Dec. 9, Hawks and industry leaders gathered at the Loews Hotel in Philadelphia to honor Brian Duperreault ’69 with the Maguire Academy of Insurance and Risk Management’s Executive of the Year Award.
Duperreault is the executive chairman of the board of directors of American International Group, Inc., (AIG) and previously served as chief executive officer.
“For a number of years, the Maguire Academy of Insurance and Risk Management has been a standout program for Saint Joseph’s,” said Joseph A. DiAngelo, Ed.D. ’70, dean of the Haub School of Business. “We’re proud to showcase one of Haub’s marquee programs and to celebrate an icon in the industry.”
We’re proud to showcase one of Haub’s marquee programs and to celebrate an icon in the industry.
Before joining AIG, Duperreault was chairman and CEO of Hamilton Insurance Group and served as president and CEO of Marsh & McLennan Companies. He also served as a non-executive chairman and CEO of ACE Limited.
In addition to his business success, Duperreault has long committed himself to making a difference for Saint Joseph’s students. He helped guide the University through its acquisition of the Episcopal Academy property in Lower Merion as a University trustee and has provided philanthropic support of the Maguire Academy and other Haub programs that educate future leaders. Duperreault recently joined Haub’s Executive in Residence program as a professional resource for undergraduate and graduate students, providing practical mentorship and experience through a mix of teaching, office hours, career coaching and lectures.
The Maguire Academy celebration honoring Duperreault brought together leaders from across the insurance industry. The Maguire Foundation, AIG and many other corporations, businesses and individuals stepped forward as event sponsors. Proceeds from the evening benefit the Academy's analytics initiative, which enables students to experience first-hand the role of analytics and the digital transformation happening in the industry. In addition, a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Campus Ministry Associate Fund, which supports the work of apprentice Campus ministers serving and learning among young people on the Saint Joseph’s campus.
Learn more about the Maguire Academy of Insurance and Risk Management.