Marjorie F.B. Lemmon, ARM, CPCU, MBA, DRM

Director of Risk Management and Insurance,
Yale University

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Yale University
Past President
Distinguished Risk Manager
Excellence in Volunteering




Marjorie Lemmon is the Director of Risk Management and Insurance for Yale University. She began working at Yale in June, 2003, and, prior to that, she was the Risk Manager for Ann Taylor Stores Corporation for over 10 years. Her responsibilities at Yale University include oversight of all of the operational risk management activities and initiatives throughout the campus. Ms. Lemmon began her career as an underwriter and her book of business included national construction accounts and universities. Ms. Lemmon served as URMIA's President from 2014-2015, and served as a member of URMIA's Board of Directors from 2007-2013. She co-chaired the 2019 and 2022 Annual Conference Committee, has been the Chair of the Honors Committee since 2017, has been a member of the Leadership Development Committee and is a past Chair of the URMIA Northeast Regional Conference Committee and the IAAC. She has presented at various annual and regional conferences, most recently in 2022. She has also served on URMIA's GRAC and PDC committees. Ms. Lemmon also served on the governor-appointed State of Connecticut Insurance and Risk Management Board from 2000-2022. This board oversees the risk management and insurance issues of the state, and prior to her departure, was the longest tenured member. Ms. Lemmon earned her undergraduate degree from Smith College and her MBA from the University of Hartford. She has obtained the Associate in Risk Management (ARM), Associate in Underwriting (AU), Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), and Certified Risk Manager (CRM) designations, was named an URMIA Distinguished Risk Manager in 2017 and given an URMIA Excellence in Volunteering Award in 2022.