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Heather Smith

As a member of the Board & CEO Practice at DHR International, Heather works with clients to successfully place C-level executives and board directors. Read more >

As a member of the Board & CEO Practice at DHR International, Heather works with clients to successfully place C-level executives and board directors.

Heather brings knowledge of boards and boardroom risk derived from her career experience in the insurance industry to DHR. As Vice President with Coregis Insurance Company, a GE Capital insurance subsidiary, Heather was most recently head of the Directors & Officers Liability book of business. During her tenure, she was responsible for the company’s D&O P&L, and managed a team of underwriters, claims’ experts, and legal professionals in both Chicago and New York.

Additionally, Heather co-authored a book on employment risk and board exposure with one of the leading employment lawyers in the United States.  She has been called on as an expert in her field, speaking at conferences and consulting with executives on risk avoidance and board member protection. Heather is pleased to have helped thousands of boards safeguard their future, allowing them to focus on critical board responsibilities. 

Before joining Coregis, Heather was recruited by American Financial Group to work for Great American Insurance Company, where she accumulated experience through field and corporate leadership positions including underwriting, sales, marketing, and management responsibilities.

Heather earned her Bachelor of Science in Business from Miami University and has served on numerous boards.  She currently serves on the Auxiliary Board of Rush Hospital.  < Read less

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Chicago | North America