Kevin Lacroix, RPLU (Moderator)
Executive Vice President
Kevin LaCroix is an Executive Vice President at RT ProExec, Beachwood, Ohio, a division of R-T Specialty, LLC. RT ProExec is an insurance intermediary focused exclusively on management liability issues. Kevin is also the author of the Internet weblog, The D&O Diary, http://www.dandodiary.com, which the New York Times called “influential” and the Wall Street Journal described as “widely followed.”
Kevin has been involved in directors’ and officers’ liability insurance issues for more than 35 years. He began his career as a coverage attorney and partner at the Washington, D.C. law firm of Ross, Dixon and Bell. More recently, Kevin served as President of Genesis Professional Liability Managers (GPLM), a D&O insurance underwriter and part of the Berkshire Hathaway group of companies.
Kevin speaks frequently on D&O issues. Kevin has served as a faculty member of the Stanford Law School Directors’ College. He also invited to speak at the University of Connecticut Law School, Fordham Law School, the University of Pennsylvania Law School, the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University, Loyola University of Chicago Law School, the Professional Liability Underwriting Society, the American Bar Association, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) [Beijing], Federação Nacional de Seguros Gerais (FenSeg) [São Paulo], Euroforum Haftplicht [Hamburg], the Australian Professional Indemnity Group (APIG) [Sydney], the Financial Lines Forum [Zurich], and Bima Gyaan [Mumbai].
Kevin’s comments on D&O liability and insurance issues have appeared in a wide variety of publications, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Financial Times, National Public Radio, American Public Media’s Marketplace, American Banker, San Francisco Chronicle, Bloomberg, and the Dow Jones Newswire.
Throughout his career, Kevin has been active in the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS), serving on its Board of Trustees from 1999 to 2005, and as its President in 2004. In 2008, Kevin received the PLUS Founder’s Award, given annually to the PLUS member who has made “lasting and outstanding contributions” to PLUS.
In December 2014, Kevin received the inaugural Person of the Year (USA) award from the insurance information firm, Advisen. This annual award, which is determined by a vote of industry professionals, is given to the “most influential management liability industry professional” in the United States. In 2015, Kevin was selected by industry professionals in Advisen’s annual Executive Risk Awards as Industry Legend of the Year.
Kevin is a graduate of the University of Virginia and of the University of Michigan Law School. Kevin is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.