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LOMA Executives

  • Robert A. Kerzner, CLU, ChFC
    President and CEO
    LIMRA, LOMA and LL Global, Inc.

    As president and CEO of LIMRA, LOMA and their parent organization, LL Global, Inc., Bob Kerzner leads the world's largest association of life insurance and financial services companies. In 2010, he led the merger of LIMRA and LOMA, which together represent more than 1,200 members across 64 countries, including most of the world's largest life insurance companies. As the trusted source for industry knowledge, financial services companies look to LIMRA and LOMA for their research, training and development needs. Under his leadership, LIMRA and LOMA have exhibited record growth and profitability.

    Before joining LIMRA in 2004, Kerzner was executive vice president and head of the individual life division of Hartford Life, Inc. Under his leadership, the division experienced dramatic growth and record financial performance. Kerzner also led The Hartford into affiliated distribution with the acquisition of Woodbury Financial Services, a national broker-dealer organization with more than 1,800 independent representatives. Kerzner served as president of Woodbury following the acquisition. Kerzner's career with The Hartford spanned 30 years from 1974 to 2004. In his first 20 years, he established performance records in field sales and management, before moving to senior management.

    Kerzner is a leading voice in the life insurance, retirement and financial services industry, recently speaking at events held by the Department of Treasury's Federal Insurance Office (FIO), the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), and Life Insurance Commission of New York (LICONY). He is regularly sought out by leading national publications, like the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and USA Today, as well as a host of trade and other business media outlets, to provide insight into industry issues and trends.

    Kerzner is a graduate of Central Connecticut State University.

  • Jeffrey Hasty, FLMI, ACS
    Senior Vice President, Corporate Secretary
    LOMA

    As a senior vice president at LOMA, Mr. Hasty leads the Management Solutions operation responsible for improving the effectiveness member company operations and employees by delivering leading edge human capital development solutions. These solutions are delivered to member companies and employees through state of the art assessment, learning & development, conferences, performance management benchmarking tools, and industry committees.

    A graduate of the Penn State University/LOMA executive development program, Hasty holds a BBA degree from Kennesaw State University in Georgia.

  • Michele LaBouff
    Senior Vice President, Human Resources
    LIMRA & LOMA

    As Senior Vice President, Human Resources for LL Global, Ms. LaBouff leads the HR departments for both LIMRA and LOMA to effectively develop, implement and administer broad human resources programs.

    In this role, Labouff is also responsible for establishing corporate HR strategies that support the Associations’ business goals and that deliver on its Employee Value Proposition. She also serves on the Senior Management Group for LL Global which is the holding company for LOMA and LIMRA International.

    LaBouff holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

  • Kathy Milligan, FLMI, ACS, ALHC
    Senior Vice President, Education and Training
    LOMA

    As Senior Vice President, Education and Training for LOMA, Kathy Milligan is responsible for planning and ensuring the development and implementation of educational courses, programs, and products to enhance the quality of human resources in and available to the insurance and financial services industry worldwide. In this role she works with key industry groups and LOMA members to determine educational needs and oversees the development of online, print-based, and instructor-facilitated training courses and materials to meet those needs.

    Milligan received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Georgia Southern University. She is a graduate of LOMA’s Executive Development Program and has earned the Fellow, Life Management Institute (FLMI) designation, the Associate, Customer Service (ACS) designation, as well as the Associate, Life and Health Claims (ALHC) designation.

  • Ian J. Watts
    Senior Vice President and Managing Director,
    International Operations
    LIMRA, LOMA and LL Global, Inc.
    Ian Watts joined LIMRA and LOMA in 2013 as senior vice president International Operations. In this role, Watts leads the association operations that help members companies in Asia, Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East achieve their business objectives.

    Prior to joining LIMRA and LOMA, Watts was Global COO at ACE Life International, where he was responsible for day-to-day operations and new business development. He has held CEO positions in India and China for AIG and AIA, and had extensive global experience in the UK, EMEA and Latin America.

    Watts was educated at Loughborough University College, earning a Business Education Council Diploma.
  • Carol Larco-Murzyn, Ph.D.
    Vice President, Marketing
    LIMRA & LOMA

    With 20 years in the financial services industry, Ms. Larco-Murzyn leads the marketing and corporate communications functions at LIMRA and LOMA. She is also responsible for developing and directing the strategic efforts that support branding, product marketing and international marketing.

    Larco-Murzyn has also authored Retirement Distribution Planning (Society of Financial Services Professionals Retirement Newsletter, Spring 2005) and co-authored Think Like a Shrink (published in Trusts and Estates, May 2002).

    She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut in education and a B.A. and M.S. from Southern Connecticut State University in speech and speech pathology.

  • Jake Star
    Chief Information Officer
    LIMRA & LOMA

    As Chief Information Officer for LL Global, LIMRA and LOMA, Jake Star works with the Senior Leadership Teams from both LIMRA and LOMA to establish the strategic direction of LL Global’s information systems and manages the daily operations of LL Global’s computing infrastructure.

    He has over 20 years of experience in the Information Technology field and has won numerous software development awards from PC Magazine, PC World, and Parents’ Choice Foundation. Star has also served as a member of the Advisory Board of Network Computing Magazine.

    He holds a BS, Management Information Systems from Kennedy-Western University.