Deborah K. Ropelewski CPCU, AU, ARe, ARM, CPIW

Deborah K. Ropelewski

Ms. Ropelewski received her B.S. in Business from Virginia Tech in 1974. She went on to earn the following insurance designations from The Institutes: Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter (CPCU); Associate in Underwriting (AU), Associate in Risk Management (ARM), and Associate in Reinsurance (ARe). She was also awarded the Certified Professional Insurance Woman (CPIW) designation by the National Association of Insurance Women (now the International Association of Insurance Professionals).

A veteran of the Property & Casualty insurance industry, Ms. Ropelewski has been involved in the Professional Liability industry for over thirty years. She served as a senior underwriter for two national Medical Professional Liability carriers, working with physicians, healthcare facilities, and allied healthcare professionals before joining the brokerage ranks. She initially worked for Willis’ (now WillisTowersWatson) healthcare reinsurance team as a reinsurance intermediary.  Ms. Ropelewski was then with Arthur J. Gallagher’s healthcare group immediately prior to joining the Professional Liability Underwriting Society’s (PLUS) staff as Director of Education in late 2006.

She had been involved with the Registered Professional Liability Underwriter (RPLU) Designation Program since 1993, as a PLUS member and volunteer leader, prior to joining the PLUS staff. Deb helped found and served as Co-Chair for the PLUS Medical Professional Liability Symposium in years 2001-2003, and was elected to the PLUS Board of Trustees in November 2003. She resigned from the Board of Trustees to become the Director of Education in September, 2006. Deb was awarded the PLUS Founder’s Award that year, in recognition of her lasting and outstanding contributions to PLUS. Ms. Ropelewski previously served on the Insurance Liaison Committee for the Tommy T. Martin Chair of Insurance at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU), and currently serves on the Advisory Board for MTSU’s Martin Chair of Insurance. She has been a member of and served in various capacities for the Middle Tennessee CPCU chapter, and currently serves as President of the Nashville Chapter of the Society of Financial Service Professionals. Deb has been active in the Nashville Chapter of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association since its formation in 1995.

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