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Johnson ’77 offers glimpse at commercial insurance field

Charlie Johnson '77, executive vice president of the DeWitt Stern Group in Manhattan, will speak on “A Career in Commercial Insurance,” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 in Trinity 305.

The DeWitt Stern Group (DSG) is a privately owned insurance broker and risk adviser that, since 1899, has developed innovative approaches to providing risk solutions. From the formulation of cost-sensitive programs for real estate companies to covering fine art and film projects, DSG has consistently developed insurance policies to fit a vast array of clients. The company deals with national and international needs with creative and innovative solutions.

Johnson’s responsibilities with the DeWitt Stern groups are focused on the overall operation of the Property & Casualty departments, and Personal Lines and Sales and Marketing- he is also a member of the DeWitt Stern Executive Committee. Prior to joining DeWitt Stern in 1998, Johnson worked for Marsh & McLennan for 20 years, the past five of which were as a managing director in the Middle Market practice. Johnson earned a bachelor's in American Studies and was a member of the soccer team at Hobart College, where he graduated in 1977.

He will be available Nov. 9 for individual coaching for those interested in such careers; sessions must be scheduled by visiting the Salisbury Center for Career Services in Trinity Hall.

The Professionals in Residence program of the Salisbury Center for Career Services invites speakers to campus to talk to students about a particular career field in the evening and will then meet with students again the next day. The office also offers an active program dedicated to sustaining students’ career growth and success with a support network including career services staff, alumni/ae, faculty, athletic directors and coaches. This program keeps students on track through such tools and opportunities as assessment, career and major exploration, workshops and events, career counseling and internships.