The PLUS Foundation of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS) has announced that it has presented the Excellence in Diversity Award to Bonnie Boone.
Boone’s award was announced during the 2022 PLUS Conference. Each year, the PLUS Foundation selects a member of the insurance industry for their actions to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion.
According to the PLUS Foundation, it chose Boone for both her extensive professional accomplishments and her efforts to advance diversity and inclusion in the industry. A release noted that throughout her career, she used her influence to establish support networks and business practices supporting women and people of color. Boone has more than 39 years of experience in the insurance industry as a broker and underwriter and is currently serving as a consultant with JP West.
Boone had spent the last five years at Gallagher, where she developed strategy and helped place professional liability and other casualty lines for large clients. Prior to 2017, she was with Marsh New York as a senior vice president. She also sat on the national executive committee for Marsh’s healthcare practice. In addition, Boone had held a national with WTW for over a decade, working with 280 retail offices on a global basis.
For her accomplishments, Boone was named one of Savoy magazine’s Most Influential Women in Corporate America. She is also the recipient of the NAAIA Lifetime Achievement Award.
“We are so pleased to present this award to Bonnie Boone,” said PLUS Foundation executive director Glenda Swan. “She has not only broken barriers in her professional ascent but, as a mentor and volunteer, has worked to open doors that have allowed many others to follow.”