Information Release

Contact: Hugh O. Strawn

Date: November 22, 2016

PLRB Promotes Peter Balingit and Beth Sterne

Hugh Strawn Announces Retirement


The Property & Liability Resource Bureau elected two new officers at a special membership meeting Monday, November 21, 2016. They will assume two of Hugh Strawn's responsibilities in 2017.

Elected Assistant Vice President and Corporate Secretary was Elizabeth Sterne, Counsel and Director of Database Enhancement, CPCU, JD. She has been with the PLRB since 1986 and responds daily to property insurance coverage inquiries. In addition, she also provides reviews of member company property policy forms.

Elizabeth obtained her B. A. from the University of Iowa, and her J.D. from Creighton University.

Elected Assistance Vice President, Catastrophe Services, was Peter Balingit, Director of Catastrophe Services. He oversees the day-to-day operations of the Catastrophe Services Department, and prepares the continuing stream of data and information that is made available to the member companies. Peter authors the Catastrophe Blog in the PLRB Frontlines newsletter, as well as conducting multiple web-based and in-person training classes on the effective use of PLRB Map.

Peter graduated cum laude from Mississippi State University with a B.S. in Operational Meteorology. He also holds a Geographic Information Systems certification from Penn State University.

Hugh Strawn, AIC, Vice President - Catastrophe Services, and Corporate Secretary, has been with the PLRB since 1988. He will retire December 31, 2016.

The Property & Liability Resource Bureau is a not-for-profit association of property and casualty insurance companies. It is located in Downers Grove, Illinois.