Joel A. Appelbaum
Executive Vice President, Chief Content Officer
Mr. Appelbaum, executive vice president and chief content officer of IRMI, brings with him over 25 years of experience with the insurance industry. Before joining IRMI, Mr. Appelbaum was the president of the construction division for ProSight Specialty Insurance. He specialized in providing insurance solutions for the construction industry. Previously, he was the enterprise chief risk officer for Zurich Insurance in North America and the chief underwriting officer at Zurich Direct Underwriters. Prior to that, he was the construction risk officer at CNA Insurance.
Prior to joining CNA, Mr. Appelbaum served as a senior officer of the Argonaut Great Central Insurance Company in Chicago. While with the Argonaut Companies, he held various positions, increasing in responsibility, relating to insuring and underwriting large contractors and wrap-up projects.
Mr. Appelbaum holds a BS degree from DePaul University (Chicago) and an MBA with honors in international business from Lake Forest Graduate School (Chicago). He has professional Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Associate in Risk Management (ARM), and Associate in Insurance Services (AIS) designations from the Insurance Institute of America and the Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist (CRIS) certification from IRMI.