Courtney C. Davis Curtis, CPCU, ARM, ARM-E

Assistant Vice President for Risk Management and Resilience Planning,
University of Chicago

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University of Chicago


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Courtney Davis Curtis is the Assistant Vice President for Risk Management and Resilience Planning at the University of Chicago, where she provides leadership and direction to senior managers, working to identify, evaluate and plan strategies for the enterprise-wide insurance programs. Her focus is on maximizing protection of assets at the most economical rates and minimizing the effects of fortuitous loss. She also develops and directs risk management strategies and policies which identify, assess, and mitigate the impact of risks originating from or impacting the enterprise's portfolio of activities/interests. The enterprise consists of the University of Chicago, UChicago Medicine and its clinically integrated network, UChicago Ingalls Memorial, the Marine Biological Laboratory, University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, UChicago Charter Schools, and several global centers and institutes. She also leads resilience planning across the University to anticipate potential threats, to cope effectively with adverse events, and to adapt to changing conditions. Previously, Courtney was an Account Executive at Arthur J. Gallagher and Vice President of Educational Placement Specialist at Marsh. Courtney is the Immediate-Past President for the University Risk Management and Insurance Association (URMIA), a member of the Subscribers’ Advisory Board (Board of Directors) for United Educators Insurance, and a member of the Board of Directors for the Trulen Insurance SPC Limited captive. She holds a B.S. in Marketing from Northern Illinois University in addition to having earned the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and Associate in Risk Management-ERM (ARM-E) designations. Courtney is recipient of the RIMS Risk Manager of the Year 2022, 2020 Business Insurance Women to Watch, 2017 Business Insurance Break Out, and 2015 Risk & Insurance Power Broker awards.