Storm Wilkins, Esq., CPCU, assumed the role of executive director of the Maguire Academy of Insurance and Risk Management (MAIRM) at Saint Joseph’s University on Jan. 4, says a recent statement by the university. Wilkins succeeds Michael Angelina, who led the Academy for the last eight years and retired recently.
Wilkins most recently served as an assistant professor in the Risk, Insurance, and Healthcare Management Department in the Fox School of Business at Temple University. In her new role, she will lead the Academy and continues to develop industry-leading initiatives, including an increased focus on diversifying the insurance industry by attracting more students from diverse backgrounds into academic programs.
Wilkins has over 25 years of industry experience and deep technical knowledge, formerly working in the insurance industry and as a former trial attorney. Her experience as an educator also includes a stint as an adjunct professor at the Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law and a role designing and delivering scores of corporate training classes for insurance and risk management professionals across the east coast. She currently serves on the board of directors for the Insurance Society of Philadelphia.
Wilkins said in the statement, “now is the perfect time in my career to step into the role of executive director because it is a culmination of my experience. The Maguire Academy has a stellar reputation in the industry educating bright students with whom I look forward to working closely.”