By Business Wire, October 10, 2013, 08:30:00 AM EDT
Assurant's Jeanne Schwartz a Finalist for the 2013 Platts Global Energy's Rising Star Award for Developing Solar Insurance Solution
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Assurant, Inc.'s Jeanne
Schwartz is a finalist for Platts
Global Energy's Rising Star Award in recognition of her leadership
in developing and growing Assurant's solar insurance business.
As vice president of new venture commercialization, Schwartz leads Assurant's
entry into renewable energy protection products and services. Bringing
together capabilities from within separate businesses within the
company, Schwartz' team identified unmet needs and gathered customer
insights to launch the company's first new insurance product line in
more than a decade. Since the launch in May 2012, Assurant's solar group
is focused on innovative insurance solutions available for commercial
and residential solar projects.
"We congratulate this year's finalist individuals and companies, and we
look forward to honoring their accomplishments when we unveil the 2013
Global Energy Award winners in December at our 15th annual
awards dinner," said Platts President Larry Neal.
Global Energy Awards is an annual program recognizing exemplary
industry leadership. The 2013 finalists,
selected from more than 200 nominations, were by program host Platts,
the leading global energy, petrochemicals and metals information
"I am extremely honored to be a finalist in Platts Global Energy Awards
and be recognized by my peers," said Schwartz. "It speaks to the effort
of the hard work and dedication of my Assurant solar group colleagues.
Their tireless efforts are helping us provide quality insurance products
to our residential and commercial customers."
Established in 1999 and often described as "the Oscars" of the energy
industry, the Platts Global Energy Awards highlight corporate and
individual innovation, leadership and performance excellence in 18 categories
spanning the energy complex.
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a leading global provider of energy, petrochemicals, metals and
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Assurant is a premier provider of specialized insurance products and
related services in North America and select worldwide markets. The four
key businesses -- Assurant Solutions, Assurant Specialty Property,
Assurant Health and Assurant Employee Benefits -- partner with clients
who are leaders in their industries and build leadership positions in a
number of specialty insurance market segments. Assurant provides debt
protection administration; credit-related insurance; warranties and
service contracts; pre-funded funeral insurance; solar project
insurance; lender-placed homeowners insurance; manufactured housing
homeowners insurance; individual health and small employer group health
insurance; group dental insurance; group disability insurance; and group
Assurant, a Fortune 500 company and a member of the S&P 500, is traded
on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AIZ. Assurant has
approximately $29 billion in assets and $8 billion in annual revenue.
Assurant has approximately 14,500 employees worldwide and is
headquartered in New York's financial district. www.assurant.com.
For more information about Assurant's solar group, please visit http://www.assurantsolar.com
and follow us on Twitter (@AssurantSolar).
Source: Assurant, Inc.