Margaret is a talent strategist, DEI champion and an evangelist for talent innovation, transformation and excellence.
Margaret’s 35-year executive search career has focused on insurance and healthcare in the C-suite (notably CEO, COO, CFO, Chief Actuary, CIO, CRO, Chief Medical Officers/Physician Executives) and in the boardroom on Director searches. She offers depth in the property and casualty, life, health, and reinsurance sectors, including insurtech. She has successfully conducted searches in disciplines such as actuarial, analytics, underwriting, claims, operations, risk, finance, investment, legal, technology, sales/distribution and marketing.
Margaret is Immediate Past Chair and Trustee for The Actuarial Foundation. She is a Board Member for the Museum of Broadcast Communications and for the Executive Sisterhood, an organization promoting female leadership in businesses. Margaret is also a member of the advisory council of UpspiralLeadershipTM, a custom leadership and organizational development firm. Additionally, she serves as an Advisory Council Member for the Women’s Business Collaborative and holds membership in the Chicago Finance Exchange (CFE) and the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD).
Margaret is a champion for diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in the insurance industry and has been action-focused in her efforts. She served as the North America Co-Champion for Dive In, the global festival for DEI in insurance, growing the reach of the event since 2015. She co-founded the Women’s Insurance Networking Group, a platform for networking and career development among female and enlightened male insurance professionals. Margaret is the current U.S. Chair of ISC Group, a global business community for women operating in or involved with insurance. She chairs the Women in Insurance Initiative of Million Women Mentors/STEMconnector and is the recipient of their Champion of Industry Award. Margaret was honored to receive a 2020 President’s Award from the Society of Actuaries in recognition of her service to the actuarial community and for her advancement of DEI.
Margaret is an active pro-bono industry speaker, moderator, storyteller, mentor, podcast guest and thought leader on recruiting trends and career forecasting. She shares her insights and advice with industry publications, non-profit groups and universities as a guest lecturer and workshop facilitator.
Margaret received her bachelor’s degree in English with concentrations in French and marketing from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to her career in executive search, she was employed by Allstate Insurance Company of Northbrook, Illinois, where she first developed her passion for the insurance industry. Margaret is a native of the Windy City, a die-hard Cubs fan and proud of her Latinx roots.