Dear Members, 

It’s that time of year again…we’re not talking about 6/1’s. The term for the current Board of the U.S. Reinsurance Under 40s Group is coming to a close. Accordingly, we wanted to provide you with some important information related to the election process for the 2023-2024 annual term. 

On the other side of the COVID pandemic with some normalcy, we had a strong rebound to in-person events in 2022. Our industry is largely driven by the personal relationships we develop and the in-person aspect was a key focus to get the momentum back for our group. We continued to execute on our focus for geographic expansion with more involvement from our Chicago and Miami colleagues. Additionally, we enjoyed the numerous staple events associated with RE40s as well as continuing newer events to broaden our offerings. We will continue to push the group into new and exciting areas. To do that we need collaborative, motivated, and committed leaders to pave the path forward. Consider this the phone ringing…it’s your time to pick up! 

The term of the new Board will run from July 1, 2023 until June 30, 2024. Below are descriptions of the various Board positions and a summary of the election schedule. For those interested in joining the board, we suggest identifying one to three roles to learn more about. Please contact Grant Donkervoet, the group's current President, or any of the other board members if you have any questions! Email submissions to info@reunder40s.org by June 12.

Executive Board

The U.S. Reinsurance Under 40s Group has four Executive Board positions, as follows:

  • President
    • The President oversees all of the Group's committees to ensure that projects are carried out in an efficient and productive manner. The President also is the face of the organization in many ways and shall work with the Vice President, and the rest of the Board, to improve and maintain professional contacts within the industry. The President of the Re Under 40s shall preside at all meetings of Members and of the Board of Directors; shall generally perform other administrative tasks for the Re Under 40s as becomes necessary; he/she shall see that all orders and resolutions of the Board of Directors are carried into effect; and shall generally work with the other Board and committee members to further the goals of the Re Under 40s. The President's obligations go far beyond the description in this paragraph as the President oversees all Group developments.\
  • Vice President
    • The Vice President's primary role is to support the President in leading the Group. The VP endeavors to assist the President with responsibilities and will oversee various committees and board members, as agreed with the President.  The VP coordinates outreach for the Group, by working with various (re)insurance industry groups and entities as well as local chapters of the Group. The VP is also the keeper of the Group's by-laws.
  • Treasurer
    • The Treasurer retains custody of all funds and securities of the Re Under 40s (in addition to the President) and maintains full and accurate accounts of receipts and disbursements in books belonging to the Association and deposits all moneys and other valuable effects in the name and to the credit of the Re Under 40s. He/she is responsible for disbursing the funds of the Re Under 40s, taking proper vouchers for such disbursements, and rendering to the Board of Directors an account of all transactions as Treasurer, and of the financial condition of the Re Under 40s. The Treasurer also presides over the Finance Committee and has regular interaction with the various other Chairs on an as needed basis. The Treasurer is responsible for filing annual state and federal income tax returns as appropriate to maintain non-profit and/or tax-exempt status respectively. Lastly the treasurer maintains a budget for the term and provides reimbursement to Board Members for previously authorized expenses.
  • Secretary
    • The Secretary attends all meetings of the Group's Board of Directors and all annual/special meetings of Members and serves as clerk of each meeting, recording all votes, and the meeting minutes. The Secretary provides notice to the Board of upcoming events and meetings, working with the Communications Committee where appropriate. The Secretary also coordinates the election process for each new term.

Committee Chairs/Co-Chairs

In addition to the Executive Board, the U.S. Reinsurance Under 40s Board is made up of the following Committee Chairs, as follows: 

  • Charity
    • The Charity Chair's primary responsibility is organizing charitable endeavors for the group's membership. Events in the past have included fundraisers, drives, and volunteer events. The Charity Chair works closely with the social and education chairs in coordinating activities in conjunction with their respective events as well as identifying standalone opportunities for members to be involved in charitable causes.
  • Communications and Membership
    • The Communications Chair is the primary liaison with the Group's members, and works with the Board to communicate with our members.  The Chair maintains the Group's membership list and coordinates communications to the members and also maintains the Group's social media accounts.  Additionally, the Chair prepares and maintains membership statistics, targets areas for growth, and collects metrics from the various events of the group.
  • Education
    • The Education Chair creates learning opportunities and events for Re Under 40 members by showcasing industry knowledge and expertise through various formats (presentations, panelist speakers, Q&A, etc). Responsibilities include creating event topics, finding appropriate venues, liaising with event hosts/sponsors/presenters, moderating events, and managing all event-related activities.  While not required, the ideal candidate should have executive level industry contacts and be able to facilitate their participation in events. The Chair will also work with other professional organizations to collaborate on joint events.
  • Social
    • The Social Chair's primary responsibility is organizing networking and social events for the Re Under 40s Group. As many of the RE40s events have social, education, and fundraising components, the Chair often works with the Education Chair and Fundraising Chair to plan events. A successful Chair has the ability to think outside-the-box to plan interesting and exciting events for the Group, allowing for our members to have an ideal environment to network with industry peers. The Chair will also work with other professional organizations to collaborate on joint events.
  • Technology
    • The ideal Technology Chair candidate will have skills and abilities necessary for the design, construction, and maintenance of the reunder40s.org website and will coordinate other technology-related activities for the Group.
  • Tour
    • The Tour Chair is responsible for planning the location of the annual Tour as well as all logistics. This includes coordinating the speakers, presentations, topics, travel, and activities. The Tour Chair is also responsible for helping to market the event and recruit tour participants. Following the event, the Tour Chair is in charge of creating a Tour Report which summarizes the entire trip. The Group Tours have included: London (February 2012), Zurich & Munich (April 2013), Bermuda (May 2014), London (March 2015), and Miami & Grand Cayman (April 2016).


We are very excited about your interest in the U.S. Re Under 40s and look forward to another great year of activities.



The 2022-2023 U.S. Re Under 40s Board

2023 RE40s Annual Golf Outing

  • Description:

    We hope you can join us at our 4th Annual RE40s Golf Event at Sterling Farms Golf Course in Stamford, CT on Thursday, August 3rd (12pm EST Lunch, 1:15pm shotgun start).
    Enjoy 18 rounds, lunch, dinner, and drinks for under $200!

    Limited availability, only 108 spots or twenty-seven foursomes**  Purchase your tickets early! 
    Golf Event Details: Team scramble style golf format (2 minimum of two…

  • Created by: Grant Donkervoet

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