In the last five years, Lori Dickerson Fouché ’91 has been recognized as a rising star in the business world, earning distinction as one of The Network Journal’s “40 Under Forty” (2007), Business Insurance’s “Women to Watch” (2009), and Black Enterprise’s “75 Most Powerful Women in Business” (2010). On July 5, Fouché earned the sort of promotion that those lists envisioned when she was named chief executive officer of Fireman’s Fund Insurance. The Novato, Calif.-based company is part of the Allianz Group, the world’s largest provider of property and casualty insurance.
Fouché majored in history at Princeton, earned a certificate in American studies, and captained the varsity softball team. She holds an MBA from Harvard and has spent her entire career as an executive or consultant in the insurance industry. Most recently, she served as the president of commercial insurance for Fireman’s Fund.
In a 2009 interview, Fouché told Business Insurance that she entered the field as an intern during college and began to see it as a career shortly after graduation, when she started working full-time as an underwriter. “As an industry, I think we are in great shape and a good one to be a part of, and I think there’s a lot of diversity,” Fouché said. “There are a lot of roles available as the industry spans different skill sets and interests that people have. I think the opportunities are rich.”
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