In the Spring and Summer of 1946, the John Street Insurance Association was founded by four individuals: Rutledge Bermingham, Jr. of the Home Insurance Company, Hawley T. Chester, Jr of Chubb and Son, Solon C. Kelley, III of Associated Aviation Underwriters and H.H. Salmon, III of the Marine Office of America. 70 years later, the John Street Insurance Association is New York City’s preeminent forum for discussions about the future of the insurance industry and for meeting industry leaders. The club’s luncheons are not to be missed – there is no better way to hear executives from the leading insurance companies speak as candidly about the industry and its future as they do when addressing the John Street Insurance Association.

2022 Events

  • March 10, 2022

    Ivy Kusinga, Chubb Chief Culture and Talent Officer

  • April 8, 2022

    Pat Tomlinson, Mercer President of US & Canada

  • May 5, 2022

    Bruce McIndoe, Founder of WorldAware

  • June 9, 2022

    Zach Finn, Director of Commercial Risk Management at Henriott

Guest Speakers

2021 Speakers

  • Charlie Shamieh
    Chairman of Gen Re.

2020 Speakers

  • John Q. Doyle
    President and Chief Executive Officer of Marsh
  • Brian Young
    President & Chief Executive Officer, Odyssey Re Holdings Corporation
  • Paul Horgan
    Head of U.S. Commercial Insurance, Zurich North America
  • Tim Turner
    Chairman and CEO of RT Specialty
  • Brenda Austenfeld
    President RT Specialty


The scholarships honor the memory of our former President and Governor Steve Calascione who passed away, all too soon, in 2010. The awards look back fondly to our friendship with Steve but also look forward, to the future of our industry and the continuing vitality of our Club.