Congratulations to Lora Robbins for being named to Insurance Business America’s (IBA) Elite Women 2020 list. According to IBA, this annual award recognizes “inspiring female leaders that continually strive for excellence and are making a dent in the industry.” Lora joins Erin Gonzalez and Keri Purvis as All Risks, Ltd. recipients of the award.
Lora’s insurance roots date back to her grandparents who owned a retail agency in Indiana. As a double major in Finance and Risk Management at Troy University, Lora knew she wanted a career in excess and surplus insurance after an internship experience at NAPSLO (now WSIA), which ended with a three-week internship in London. Working in insurance met three important criteria for Lora – it was purposeful, challenging, and offered a career path with no glass ceiling.
"I love what I do. My goal was to find a career that was always going to challenge me, allow me to give back, and have purpose."
She has built a successful book of property business and is a top leader at All Risks, Ltd. She serves as Branch Manager of All Risks’ Charlotte, NC office, and leads the brokerage and binding teams in Richmond, VA, and Atlanta, GA.
Lora was the first female broker to be promoted to Branch Manager in the firm and the first property brokerage manager to see the value in building out small business binding authority teams with national state authority to satisfy the needs of her retail agents. She was also the first manager in the region to go against the standard generalist model by building a team of niche specialists who frequently collaborate to deliver multi-line solutions to their retail partners.
Determined to give back to the industry, she has served on the NAPSLO (WSIA) Education Committee since 2010 and has been a member of the North Carolina Surplus Lines Association Board since 2014, including a term as President in 2016. Lora is very involved as an instructor and mentor in the All Risks University program. She has mentored several female ARU graduates and is a big advocate for diversity and inclusion within the insurance industry. Lora also sits on Appalachian State University’s Brantley Risk & Insurance Board of Advisors, whose role is to assist in the planning, evaluation, and strengthening of the college’s risk management and insurance program. All Risks, Ltd. is one of the larger recruiters within the program.
In her roles as broker, manager, mentor, and board member, Lora exemplifies the attributes of an elite woman who is shaping a new future for the country’s insurance industry.