Grace Hanson is the Group Claims Director/ Global Head of Claims at Hiscox, Ltd. Previously, she worked as the Senior Vice President and Chief Claims Officer for Homesite Insurance which is a member of the American Family Insurance Group. Homesite is a national provider of Homeowner’s and Renter’s insurance and an innovator in online private label marketing and direct Internet sales. Ms. Hanson first joined Homesite as Claims and Litigation counsel after which she was promoted into the role of managing Homesite’s Claims Finance and nationwide Claim Operations.
Prior to joining Homesite in 2009, Ms. Hanson served as the Senior Vice President and Global Chief Claims Officer for Allied World Insurance Company managing reinsurance, professional liability, director’s and officer’s, excess casualty, healthcare and commercial property exposures and litigation worldwide. Ms. Hanson has also been a Senior Vice President Claims with AIG where she managed AIG’s catastrophic claims operation in Bermuda. She has a BA cum laude from Newcomb College of Tulane University, a JD cum laude from Tulane University School of Law, a CPCU, and an MBA from Northeastern University. In 2015, she was named by Insurance Networking News as one of their “10 Women in Insurance Leadership” honorees. The award recognizes “women whose leadership and performance have redefined the insurance business and its application of technology.”