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Elizabeth MarinerSenior Vice President

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Home: Wellington, Florida
Hometown: Devon, Pennsylvania
Specialty: Individual and Group Benefits: Life, Disability, Accident and Health Reinsurance
Experience: 34 years, including as a Principal with Towers Perrin (now Willis Towers Watson) and as Vice President at General Reassurance (now Swiss Re Life)
Why reinsurance:

While getting my M.B.A., I met a classmate who was an officer at General Re, so I had to ask, “What is reinsurance?” Little did I know at the time, that first question would start a chain of events that would lead to where I am today.

Family:

My wonderful husband, two children and two grandchildren.

Strangest job ever:

A short order cook at a yacht club in Long Island.

What have you done that nobody would guess you'd done, just looking at you:

I walked barefoot across red-hot burning coals (for a good reason).

If I were a tree:

I’d be a weeping willow because they are grand, but flexible.

Favorite Book:

A Mindful Nation by Tim Ryan.

Favorite Movie:

E.T.

Top three things on your bucket list:

Play golf well, speak at least four languages, play the piano.

Favorite thing to do:

Walking, riding bikes, sailing, listening to music, being with family and friends.

First Car:

Oldsmobile.

When I retire:

I’m going to sail around the world.

Hero:

Many.

Most embarrasing moment:

Falling down the stairs at LaGuardia Airport with suitcase, briefcase and BlackBerry in hand!

College/major:

Boston College: B.S. Pre Med – Biology/Chemistry
University of Connecticut: MBA.

How does your college work apply to your work today:

I know how to pass tests.

Number of Facebook friends:

Family and close friends only.

If I were a dog:

I’d be a standard poodle because they are friendly, smart and loyal.

What's the one chore on your honey-do list that you're avoiding:

Cleaning out drawers.