Marlyss Gage

Marlyss Gage

Executive V.P./Chief Underwriting Officer


Travelers

Milestones

Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
Studied insurance with academic and business leaders at the University of Connecticut.
I put my head down, worked really hard for ten years and learned the business.
I was mentored by seasoned executives who taught me to operate effectively in a large, organization.
Was given the opportunity to lead the underwriting function for Travelers.
Education

Education

highschool
High School
undergrad
Bachelor
Finance and Insurance
University of Connecticut
Career

Career

Executive V.P./Chief Underwriting Officer

We evaluate risk/reward.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Business
Business
Science
Science
Problem Solving
Problem Solving

Day to Day

Setting goals, establishing best practices and then working collaboratively with people at all levels of the organization to ensure that sound business practices are followed across the business. A great day is when reviews show that everyone in the organization is on the same page.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

The ability to work effectively at all levels of the organization. The ability to think strategically and execute tactically. Stay on top of trends both mega and micro. Be organized!

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Learn to be able to think critically and to synthesize large amounts of information into coherent trends.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

undergrad
Bachelor
Finance and Insurance
Hurdles

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"I was blessed to never have this."