LONDON, UK—Spencer Educational Foundation’s board of directors has named Brion Callori, senior vice president, manager of engineering and research at FM Global, as its new chairman. Callori, who has served on the Foundation’s board since 2008, succeeds Peggy Accordino, vice president, director of risk management at National Financial Partners.
The Foundation, established in 1979 to honour the late Robert S. Spencer, awards student scholarships and provides grants to further the education of risk management and insurance.
“Risk management and insurance education have never been more critical as we seek to attract more young people into the industry,” Callori said. “Spencer helps facilitate that through its scholarships and grant programmes. I am looking forward to my two-year term and working with talented board members, each of whom has a vested interest in the future of our industry.”
At FM Global, Callori has overall responsibility for the management and direction of the company’s loss prevention engineering services, scientific research and FM Approvals. Prior to his current role, he served as vice president and operations manager of FM Global’s New York, USA, operations, where he oversaw the management of insurance and engineering operations. He joined FM Global in 1979 as a loss control consultant. Callori holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering science from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in business from Montclair State University. He also holds an Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designation.
About FM Global
For nearly two centuries, many of the world's largest organisations have turned to FM Global (www.fmglobal.co.uk) to develop cost-effective property insurance and engineering solutions to protect their business operations from fire, natural disasters and other types of property risk. With clients in more than 130 countries, FM Global has been named "Best Property Insurer in the World" by Euromoney magazine, "Best Global Property Insurer" by Global Finance magazine and received the prestigious Queen's Award for Enterprise, as well as the 2013 CIR Risk Management Insurance Partnership of the Year Award. In the United Kingdom, FM Global is the communicative name for FM Insurance Company Limited, which celebrated its 50thanniversary of international operation in 2013.