Debbie Schaffel (Interviewer)
Managing Director, Financial Services Group
Debbie is a Managing Director and the national manager of the Private and Nonprofit Practice within Aon’s Financial Services Group (“FSG”). In this role, Debbie is responsible for overseeing a staff of 50 and providing management focus and customer service for the management liability needs of Aon’s private and nonprofit clients. She is responsible for operational strategy, carrier and client relationships and personnel management for the team.
Debbie has been with Aon since 2003 and her areas of expertise include analyzing exposure and placing coverage for Directors and Officers Liability, Employment Practices Liability, Fiduciary Liability, Crime/Fidelity Insurance, Kidnap & Ransom Insurance, Professional Liability Insurance and related products for private company and nonprofit clients.
Debbie’s insurance career began with AIG in 1989 as an underwriter in their management liability department for private and nonprofit clients. In 1999, she joined Kemper Insurance Company’s new management liability department and transferred to Chicago to open the Central region management liability office.
Debbie received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Statistics from Cornell University (1989) and a MBA in Finance from New York University’s Stern School of Business (1994). She has an RPLU designation from the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS). She is co-President and co-Reunion Chair of the Cornell Class of 1989 and is a past President of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society