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Ross Buchmueller, CEO of the PURE Group of Insurance Companies, Receives EY Entrepreneur of the Year™ Award

May 19, 2014

New York, New York – June 20, 2014 – Ross Buchmueller, President and CEO of the PURE Group of Insurance Companies, has received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Award in the financial services category in New York. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance, risk and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Buchmueller was selected by an independent panel of judges and honored at a gala event at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square on June 17th.

“It is a great privilege to be named Entrepreneur of the Year, particularly among such a distinguished group of finalists,” said Buchmueller. “I share this award with my colleagues and others who share a commitment to delivering exceptional service to the PURE membership.”

At the center of the PURE Group is Privilege Underwriters Reciprocal Exchange (PURE), the policyholder-owned property/casualty insurer designed for high net worth individuals and families. Since it was founded in 2006, PURE’s membership of policyholders has steadily grown to more than 30,000 of the most successful individuals and families across the United States. Under Buchmueller’s leadership, PURE has sustained seven consecutive years of at least 40% annual growth, allocated $7,500,000 of policyholder surplus to its members, and achieved a world-class Net Promoter Score®.

Now in its 28th year, the Entrepreneur of the Year program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company, Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc., and Mindy Grossman of HSN. As a New York award winner, Buchmueller is eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 15, 2014. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries.

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About PURE

Privilege Underwriters Reciprocal Exchange (PURE) is a policyholder-owned insurer dedicated to creating an exceptional experience for responsible high net worth individuals and families. PURE provides best-in-class, customizable coverage throughout the U.S. for high-value homes, automobiles, jewelry, art, personal liability, watercraft and flood. Inspired by some of the finest policyholder-owned companies in the world, PURE emphasizes alignment of interests and transparency. PURE’s low cost of capital, careful member selection, and proactive risk management all contribute to highly competitive rates. As a member of The PURE Group, PURE is rated A- “Excellent” for Financial Strength by A.M. Best. In return for a fee, PURE Risk Management, LLC acts as Attorney-in-Fact for PURE. For more information or to find a local agent, visit