January 14, 2019—LIMRA and LOMA today announce the Robert A. Kerzner Scholarship Program, established to honor Robert Kerzner for his contributions to the insurance industry and his years of service as CEO of LIMRA, LOMA, and LL Global.
“Bob spent his career devoted to continuous learning and professional development. He believed educating employees was a key differentiator that led to the success of a company,” said Gina Birchall, chief operating officer, LIMRA, LOMA and LL Global. “With great thanks for the 14 years of service to LIMRA and LOMA and to the decades-long commitment to our industry, we created this educational award to honor Bob and his legacy.”
Beginning in 2019, the Robert A. Kerzner Scholarship Program may award an annual scholarship to an individual employed in the life, disability, worksite benefits and/or health insurance industry or in retirement services to fund the following professional development courses:
- The courses required to complete the Fellow, Life Management Institute designation program
- The courses required to complete the Fellow, Secure Retirement Institute designation
- The capstone program for the LIMRA Leadership Institute Fellow designation
Bob Kerzner led LIMRA, LOMA and LL Global as president and CEO from 2004 until his retirement on December 31, 2018. From the start Bob was a change agent – rebuilding and refocusing LIMRA and strengthening its financial health. Over the 14 years as CEO, Bob led the merger of LIMRA and LOMA and was instrumental in establishing the LIMRA LOMA Secure Retirement Institute. Both initiatives bolstered the organization’s relevancy and value to the members.
“Our organization is on stronger footing and positioned for the future because of Bob’s leadership, vision and commitment,” said Birchall. “This scholarship is just a small way to demonstrate our gratitude.”
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About LL Global
LL Global is the non-profit parent company for LIMRA and LOMA. LL Global provides a unified management and board structure for both trade associations. LIMRA and LOMA have a combined membership of more than 1,200 insurance and financial services companies worldwide.
Serving the industry since 1916, LIMRA, a worldwide research, consulting and professional development organization, is the trusted source of industry knowledge, helping more than 600 insurance and financial services companies in 64 countries. Visit LIMRA at www.limra.com.
Established in 1924, LOMA is committed to business partnerships with over 900 worldwide members in the insurance and financial services industry. LOMA’s goal is to improve company management and operations through quality employee development, research, information sharing and related products and services. Visit LOMA at www.loma.org