Christine LaSala has 40 years of management, client leadership and financial experience in the insurance industry including experience as an underwriter and an insurance broker working with large corporate and public institution clients designing their risk management programs. She recently retired as the Chair of Willis Towers Watson North America, where she worked closely with the leadership of Willis Towers Watson, focusing on business development and aligning WTW’s global resources to deliver services and solutions to its global clients. LaSala currently serves on the Board of Directors of Beazley Group.
Prior to joining Willis, LaSala was President and CEO of the WTC Captive Insurance Company, a not-for-profit corporation providing liability insurance to the City of New York and over 100 private contractors against claims arising from their rescue, recovery and debris removal work at the World Trade Center site in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attack. She was also the acting Head of School at the Children’s Storefront, a tuition-free, independent school in Harlem, where she served as president of the Storefront’s Board of Trustees from 1997 until 2012.
In addition to the Storefront board, she is on the Enterprise Risk Management Advisory Board for Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business. LaSala was named to the YWCA Academy of Women Achievers in 1980, Woman of the Year by the Association of Professional Insurance Women in 1997, and was a David Rockefeller Fellow in 1994-1995. LaSala was recognized by CNR with the Angela Merici Award in 2002 and the College’s Women of Achievement Award in 2007. In addition to being a graduate of The College of New Rochelle, she studied finance at Fordham University. She resides in New York City.