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DALLAS, August 2, 2016 – The Entrepreneurial Insurance Alliance© (EIA), formed by MarketScout in 2010, today announced the appointment of Barbara Bufkin, executive vice president, business development of Hamilton USA to the Entrepreneurial Insurance Alliance’s Advisory Board, effective immediately. Ms. Bufkin joined Hamilton USA in September 2014; she is responsible for the development and execution of distribution, marketing and sales strategies, new products, and various programs including reinsurance strategies. On behalf of Hamilton, Ms. Bufkin is a member of the Blue Marble Strategic Alliance Group. Hamilton is one of eight insurers and reinsurers who formed Blue Marble, a collaborative focused on finding innovative insurance solutions for the underserved in developing countries. Ms. Bufkin’s tenure in the insurance industry has included primary insurance, reinsurance and as a reinsurance intermediary. Ms. Bufkin joined Hamilton USA from Guy Carpenter where she held the position of chief operating officer, Global Strategic Advisory. Prior to joining Guy Carpenter, she spent twelve years at Argo International Holdings as a member of the executive team, leading corporate business development, growth strategies, corporate risk and ceded reinsurance. Ms. Bufkin attended Wheaton College and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy, graduating cum laude from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and has attended various executive courses at Harvard Business School, Wharton and Stanford.

Richard Kerr, EIA founder and MarketScout CEO, commented, “Barbara has extensive experience in reinsurance, distribution and executive management with insurers in a wide variety of disciplines. Her skills are unique and add broadened expertise to the EIA board. We are delighted to have her as part of the EIA’s expanding role in entrepreneurialism and innovation.”

About Entrepreneurial Insurance Alliance (EIA)
In 2010, MarketScout formed the Entrepreneurial Insurance Alliance© (EIA), an amalgamation of forward thinking companies supporting innovation in the insurance industry. EIA participants include companies from investment, underwriting, technology, processing, and distribution segments of the insurance industry. The mission of the EIA is to foster the creation of new products, distribution channels, and underwriting modules to provide better solutions for everyone in the chain of insurance commerce. Members of the EIA represent an alliance of some of the world’s most innovative companies, all with differing skill sets, supporting entrepreneurs in need of assistance in launching ideas. For membership information, please visit or call 972-934-4264.


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