Private Risk Management Association (PRMA) Announces Inaugural Annual Summit

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Two-Day Exchange Hosted to Help Attendees Enhance Expertise, Better Serve Private Clients, and Grow at a Faster Rate

Private Risk Management Association

Private Risk Management Association (PRMA), the independent, non-profit, member-owned organization committed to lifting the specialist high net worth (HNW) insurance and risk management category, today announced it will be hosting the first annual PRMA Summit on November 10-11, 2014, at the Westin Michigan Avenue in Chicago. The Summit, which will feature keynotes and breakout sessions led by more than a dozen HNW insurance experts and other distinguished authorities who serve the wealthy, is open to anyone committed to developing and maintaining the highest level of expertise in the niche.

“The agenda for our inaugural Summit will cover various technical aspects of risk management for private clients, sales and marketing techniques to fuel growth, insights from the ultra-HNW wealth management community, and much more,” said Susan Ogrodnik-Smith, Chief Sales Officer at HUB International Personal Insurance and PRMA Summit co-chair. Gary J. Pasternack, Director of Insurance Advisory at Bessemer Trust and PRMA Summit co-chair added, “I’m confident that attendees will leave the event with distinctive knowledge that will make them better advisors to their clients and stronger growth catalysts for their firms.”

Another highlight of the Summit will be the formal unveiling of PRMA’s professional designation program. The multi-tiered program is being designed with direct feedback from PRMA’s Founding Members and will become a beacon for those seeking unrivaled competency in HNW risk management.

Early bird registration for the Summit runs until September 15. Pricing starts at $395 for PRMA members and $545 for non-members. Visit to register and view more information, including:

  •     Regularly updated agenda
  •     Speaker bios
  •     Sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities
  •     Hotel information

Companies that have committed high-level sponsorships are Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company, Privilege Underwriters Reciprocal Exchange (PURE), ACE Private Risk Services and Hagerty Insurance. Visit for the most up-to-date list of sponsors at every level.

About PRMA
The Private Risk Management Association (PRMA) is a not-for-profit, member-owned organization committed to the advancement and growth of the high net worth (HNW) insurance category. Through fellowship of the category, PRMA provides specialized education, practice management, awareness and advocacy. Founding members include many leading independent insurance agents & brokers and carriers serving the niche. Visit to become a member or learn more.


Editor's Notes:
Interviews with a member of PRMA’s Board of Trustees may be coordinated upon request.

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