Joan Lamm-Tennant

Board Member

Joan Lamm-Tennant is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Blue Marble Micro Limited, a startup that designs and implements microinsurance ventures for the underserved in emerging markets. Blue Marble is owned by nine multinational insurance entities and in collaboration with other institutions aims to advance food security, financial inclusion and micro-entrepreneurship.  Previously, Joan was the Global Chief Economist and Risk Strategist of Guy Carpenter Company LLC, a reinsurance and risk management operating company of Marsh & McLennan, and President of GenRe Capital Consultants, where she led the global advisory arm of General Reinsurance.  Before joining industry Joan had an academic career of over fifteen years.  Joan was a tenured Professor of Finance at Villanova University where she held the Thomas Labrecque Chair in Business.

Upon joining industry, Joan was an Adjunct Professor at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania where she held the Laurence and Susan Hirsch Chair in International Business. She is currently a Senior Research Fellow of the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Process Center, University of Pennsylvania.

Joan is the recipient of the 2017 Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2016 Wharton MBA Excellence in Teaching Award, the 2013 APIW Insurance Woman of the Year, and the 2012 International Insurance Society Kenneth Black Award for service and commitment to the advancement of the global industry.

In addition to serving on Hamilton’s Board, Joan currently serves on the Boards of Element Financial Management Corporation, Ambac Financial Group and The Institutes’ Board of Trustees.  Previously Joan served on the Boards of Selective Insurance Group (1994 to 2015) and Ivans, an insurance technology provider (2001 – 2013).  She was instrumental in the sale of Ivans to Ability, a portfolio company of Bain Capital.

Joan holds a Ph.D. in Finance and Investments from the University of Texas. In addition, Joan holds an M.B.A. in Finance and a B.B.A. with Honors in Accounting from St. Mary’s University.