From all of us at OneBeacon, we’re wishing you a safe and happy holiday! This time of year is all about giving back and spreading joy. In honor of that, the OneBeacon Charitable Trust is donating $50,000 to nonprofits important to our employees and their communities this holiday.
OneBeacon Financial Services recently held their annual all-team meeting down in Nashville, Tennessee to look at the year ahead, and reflect on their 2019 accomplishments. The two-day meeting included presentations from the specialty and P&C underwriting teams, in addition to hearing from key business partners. It was also a great forum for open discussion around industry trends and new business ideas.
Not only did they say goodbye 2019, but they bid farewell to a long-time colleague and friend, Keith Fruechte. To celebrate his retirement, the team made their way to downtown Nashville for dinner, and caught a show at the historic Grand Ole Opry, where country artists such as Rascal Flatts performed. It’s not a goodbye, but a see you later and best of luck to Keith!
School is back in session, and OneBeacon is attending career fairs! Although it’s only the beginning of the academic year, it’s never too early to begin recruiting summer interns.
We recently participated in two Minnesota fairs at the University of St. Thomas (UST) and the University of Minnesota – Carlson School of Management in search of our 2020 summer Accounting and Finance and Internal Audit intern candidates. Members of OneBeacon included Greg Schaeffer, Connor Loewen and Laura Johnson from Finance, as well as Naomi Dearing from HR who attended UST, while Seng Xiong, Erik Kuch and Mike Kuhnly attended the Carlson fair.
We always look forward to meeting the students and sharing what OneBeacon is all about. We can’t wait to see who joins our team!
Check out a few photos from the event!
Please join us in welcoming Marty Ogden and Phil Mershon to our new Business Development team led by Kevin Gallagher!
Marty, sitting in our San Francisco office, will take on the role of Business Development Director, focusing on opportunities in the Western region of the U.S. Phil, currently a member of our Entertainment business, will be stepping up to the role of Business Development Specialist. Congratulations to Marty and Phil, we look forward to your many contributions!
For the 16th consecutive year, we will be awarding 16 college scholarships for the upcoming academic year to high-school seniors funded through the OneBeacon Charitable Trust. Eight of these $2,000 awards will be available to the children of the brokers, agencies and wholesalers doing business with OneBeacon. The remaining eight awards will be available to children of OneBeacon employees.
Applying is easy—simply complete the online application by April 16. If you have any questions, please contact our scholarship program administrator, Scholarship Management Services at 507.931.1682.
Scholarship recipients will be announced in early June, and the awards will apply toward the 2019-2020 academic year. Best of luck to the Class of 2019!
It’s February! And that means Insurance Careers Month has officially begun. This initiative aims to collaborate with the industry’s community to raise awareness and inspire young professionals to choose insurance as a career. All month long, we’ll be sharing our experiences working in the insurance industry, and how it’s a stable, rewarding and limitless career. We’ll be posting Insurance Careers content to our social media, so be sure to follow us!
Connect with us on LinkedIn and follow our OneBeacon Twitter accounts: @OneBeaconIns and @OneBeaconJobs (careers page). To learn more about this movement, visit their website and find out how you can get involved!
Glassdoor, a popular recruiting and employer review website, recently announced its annual top 25 most liked CEOs in Canada. We’re pleased to say that Charles Brindamour, CEO of Intact, was named on the list.
According to the website, the list is compiled through a proprietary algorithm that generates an “approval rating.” Employee reviews and ratings factor into the overall approval percentage. Charles received an approval rating of 91 percent.
It’s February! And that means Insurance Careers Month has officially begun. This initiative aims to collaborate with the industry’s community to raise awareness and inspire young professionals to choose insurance as a career. All month long, we’ll be sharing our experiences working in the insurance industry, and posting Insurance Careers content to our social media.
To learn more about this movement, visit their website and find out how you can get involved!
What’s the coolest part of your insurance job? Insurance journal wants to know!
Insurance Careers Movements has partnered with Insurance Journal to launch a careers contest aimed at insurance professionals who are 40 years old and under. Contestants are encouraged to be creative in submitting photos and short videos to share their experiences!
Participants will be entered to win a prize drawing for a one-year all-access Insurance Journal Academy Membership and an Amazon Echo. The deadline is November 16 and winners will be announced on December 4.
This week, OneBeacon Technology’s Chris Moede is representing our team at the Technology Councils of North America (TECNA) annual CEO Summit. Yesterday, he provided a brief overview of our capabilities and the targeted risk management opportunities available for TECNA members. We appreciate the opportunity to attend and network with our industry partners!