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Join us for a festive morning of food, education, and networking as we welcome the holiday season and present our 2019 Insurance Person of the Year Award to Rubin Alsepctor! Click HERE for available sponsorship opportunities.

Date: Thursday, December 12

Time: 8:00-10:00 a.m. 

Location: The Down Town Association at 60 Pine Street in Manhattan



Congratulations to IBANY's 2019 Insurance Person of the Year!

Rubin Alspector of Marsh and McLennan Agency, LLC


Rubin Alspector's insurance industry career spans over 30 years during which he has provided impeccable service to national and regional insurance brokerage firms developing group purchasing programs and managing relationships with major domestic and international underwriters.

He is a regional senior vice president for Marsh and McLennan Agency, LLC, serving as a senior client advisor, using his extensive experience providing insurance placement and risk management services to clients in the not-for-profit, real estate, construction, and financial services sectors. Rubin sits on the IBANY Board of Directors, which he has done for over a decade, serving as IBANY President from April 2015 to April 2019. Under Rubin's leadership, IBANY refocused its member proposition to strongly address the development of programs to encourage young professionals and college students to look on the insurance industry as a "career of choice." During his tenure, IBANY launched its prestigious Emerging Leader program, developed its Education Awards, and began to formulate plans for the creation of the IBANY Education Foundation to promote and support these important programs. Rubin Alspector has been a great mentor and advocate of young professionals in the insurance industry and as well as a tireless supporter and leader for the Insurance Brokers Association of the State of New York, and IBANY is thrilled to be honoring him as its 2019 Insurance Person of the Year.



Holiday Breakfast Speaker

Ty Sagalow
Founder and CEO, Innovation Insurance Group (IIG)
Author of The Making of Lemonade


Ty R. Sagalow is a founding member of Lemonade. Founded in 2015, Lemonade is the first fully licensed and regulated InsurTech insurance carrier in the United States and became the foundation for the multi-billion dollar InsurTech industry. Lemonade has been called the “Uber of Insurance” and issued over 250,000 policies in its first two years of operation earning 6% of the New York renters market.  Lemonade has been said to have hit “unicorn” status in less than 3 years.

Prior to Lemonade, Mr. Sagalow held senior roles at several insurance companies, most notably at AIG where over the course of 25 years, he was Chief Underwriting Officer, General Counsel, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Innovation Officer of various divisions and subsidiaries.

Today, in addition to his board seat on Lemonade Insurance Company, Mr. Sagalow is involved in a number of startup InsurTech companies including as co-founder and Chief Insurance Officer of Assurely, an Insurtech MGA insuring the risks of crowdfunding companies.  Assurely’s first product, CrowdProtectorsm was launched in March 2019 on XL-AXA paper.

Outside of InsurTech, Mr. Sagalow is considered one of the world’s experts in innovation in the insurance industry having been credited with creating various insurance products including Y2k Insurance, (Entity Cover) Directors and Officers Insurance, Cyber insurance, Reputation Insurance, Collectible Authenticity Insurance and Intellectual Property Collateral Insurance. His works include @Risk: Internet and E-Commerce Insurance and Reinsurance Legal Issues and Directors & Officers Insurance Handbook.

Mr. Sagalow has appeared on CNBC, WPIX-TV, FOX, PBS and Bloomberg Radio, and he has spoken before various tech, legal and insurance forums on issues including the White House, Department of Homeland Security, and Congress. 

Mr. Sagalow is a cum laude graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and holds a LLM (Master of Laws) from New York University Law School.



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