PALM BEACH, Fla. – October 10, 2016 – Private Risk Management Association (PRMA) has announced that Ross Buchmueller, an innovator, entrepreneur, and leader in the high net worth insurance industry, will receive the 2016 PRMA Leadership Award. Buchmueller, president and chief executive officer of the PURE Group of Insurance Companies, will receive the recognition at this year’s PRMA Summit, which takes place November 13-15 near Chicago.
The prestigious Leadership Award, created by the PRMA board of trustees, recognizes individuals who excel in the industry and share PRMA’s vision to educate professionals who serve the high net worth community. The board voted unanimously to award Buchmueller. Last year’s inaugural winner was Sara Hamilton, CEO and founder of the Family Office Exchange.
“Ross is always striving to take the industry to the next level and challenging us all to improve the level of service, programs and advice we offer,” says Lisa Lindsay, executive director of PRMA.
As a leader in the industry, Buchmueller has a long track record for developing solutions that are specifically aimed at serving the needs of affluent clients.
“He’s an innovator who is constantly forging a new path. Whether it’s building a culture that enables employees to simply do the right thing for clients, developing revolutionary new programs to fill a void in markets, or going above and beyond when it comes to service and claims, Ross’ numerous contributions make him truly one of a kind and deserving of this award,” Lindsay added.
“I am so honored and humbled to receive this award,” says Buchmueller. “PRMA is a wonderful organization with an important mission and I’m proud to help carry out the vision,” he added.
At the Summit, PRMA also plans to announce the winners of the JoAnn Heltibridle Award, the Dow Underwriting Award and the Emerging Leader Award. These are given to individuals who’ve made extraordinary contributions while serving the HNW community. Registration for the summit is currently open. For more information, visit www.prmasummit.org.
The Private Risk Management Association (PRMA) is a member-owned independent non-profit association founded by leaders in the private risk management and insurance industry. PRMA’s mission is to improve the advice, coverage and service provided to the high net worth insurance consumer through education and increased awareness. PRMA provides specialized education and information and establishes standards and credentials while raising the awareness of and advocating for the niche and consumers served.
Editor’s note: Ross Buchmueller is a member of the PRMA board but did not vote on the Leadership Award. Interviews with Ross Buchmueller and Lisa Lindsay are available upon request.