Donna Galer is a consultant, author and lecturer. She served as the chairwoman of the Spencer Educational Foundation from 2006-2010, following retirement after 17 years at Zurich Insurance. Galer is the author of two top selling ERM books, “Enterprise Risk Management – Straight To The Point” and “Enterprise Risk Management – Straight To The Value.” She is also a senior advisor for Hanover Stone Solutions.
She served as the chairwoman of the Spencer Educational Foundation from 2006-2010, following retirement from Zurich Insurance. This foundation awards scholarships to students studying risk management and insurance. She held a number of positions at Zurich from 1989 to 2006. Her last was chief administrative officer for Zurich’s world-wide general insurance business ($36 billion gross written premium, or GWP), with responsibility for strategic planning among other areas.
She began her insurance career at Crum & Forster Insurance after a brief time at JPMorgan Chase (Chase Manhattan).
She has served on numerous industry and academic boards, published many articles on ERM and strategy and was named among the Top 100 Insurance Women by Business Insurance in 2000.