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Jaime Correa

Jaime Correa

Senior Vice President
Head of USMM Underwriting

 

Jaime Correa

Jaime Correa

Senior Vice President
Head of USMM Underwriting

 

Senior Vice President, Head of USMM Underwriting, ​RGA

As Senior Vice President, Head of USMM Underwriting Jaime Correa leads the U.S. Facultative and Underwriting Services teams, supporting RGA’s U.S. Mortality Markets’ lead position in the U.S. This market leadership extends beyond traditional facultative services to include the development and management of innovative underwriting value-added services for RGA clients.

Jaime’s insurance career began in 1982 with The Travelers Insurance Company. In 1995 he was Director of Life Underwriting. That year, he joined the Latin American Division at RGA, and eventually went on to assume the leadership role of that division.

Since 2003, Jaime has led various businesses units at RGA including the Distribution Solutions, Life Product Services, Marketing Integration, and Underwriting Services teams

Jaime is a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and Fellow, Life Management Institute (FLMI). He holds a B.A. degree in American history from Wesleyan University and an M.B.A. from the University of Connecticut.
 
Catie Muccigrosso

Catie Muccigrosso

FALU, FLMI, ARA, ACS
Vice President 
Underwriting Operations

 

Catie Muccigrosso

Catie Muccigrosso

FALU, FLMI, ARA, ACS
Vice President 
Underwriting Operations

 

Vice President, Underwriting, RGA

Catie Muccigrosso is a Vice President, Underwriting Operations for RGA Reinsurance Company.  She is a team leader and primary underwriting contact for the East Business Development and Regional Pricing team.  She is also responsible for older age underwriting, simplified issue, and dynamic underwriting.

Catie, who has worked for RGA's underwriting department for nearly two decades, has actively participated in several of the department's programs and initiatives including the Strategic Underwriting Program (SUP) team and the Call Desk/ASAP team.  She also participates in client audits, is a member of the Underwriting Manual Review Committee, which supports both RGA's internal manual and RGA's Global Underwriting Manual (GUM), and is a member of RGA's University planning committee.

Catie earned her Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in biology with a minor in psychology from Truman State University, Kirksville, Missouri.  She has a Master's in Public Health (MPH) with a specialty in epidemiology from St. Louis University.  Catie is a Fellow of the Academy of Life Underwriting (FALU), a Fellow of the Life Management Institute (FLMI) and has achieved the Associate Reinsurance Administration (ARA) and Associate, Customer Service (ACS) credentials.  She is a former President of the Illinois-Missouri Home Office Association, is active with RGA's FALU Club, and has served on the ALU committee for almost a decade finishing her last year as an exam-writing coordinator.
 
David Rengachary

Dr. Dave Rengachary

DBIM, FALU, FLMI
Senior Vice President and 
Chief Medical Director
U.S. Mortality Markets
David Rengachary

Dr. Dave Rengachary

DBIM, FALU, FLMI
Senior Vice President and 
Chief Medical Director
U.S. Mortality Markets

Senior Vice President and Medical Director

Dr. Dave Rengachary is Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Director for US Mortality Markets at RGA Reinsurance Company.  Prior to joining RGA in 2013, he was a general neurologist in practice at Missouri Baptist Medical Center where he also served as medical director for their Primary Stroke Center.    

Dr. Rengachary attended the Honors Program in Medical Education at Northwestern University.  He then completed an adult neurology residency at Washington University followed by a fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology. He is the primary author and editor of the Washington University Neurology Survival Guide.  He serves on the board of directors of Memory Home Care Solutions and Oasis, non-profit organizations respectively dedicated to Alzheimer’s caregiver support and healthy aging.

Dr. Rengachary is Past-President of the Midwestern Medical Directors Association, Deputy Director of the Longer Life Foundation, Medical Consultant for the Academy of Life Underwriting, and a member of the Educational Committee of the American Academy of Insurance Medicine.
 
Lisa Duckett

Dr. Lisa Duckett

DBIM
Vice President and
Medical Director
U.S. Mortality Markets
Lisa Duckett

Dr. Lisa Duckett

DBIM
Vice President and
Medical Director
U.S. Mortality Markets

Vice President and Medical Director, RGA

Dr. Lisa Duckett is Vice President and Medical Director for RGA Reinsurance Company. In this role, she provides support for facultative underwriting and underwriter education through presentations, one-on-one interactions, and articles related to underwriting topics. 

Board certified in insurance medicine, internal medicine and geriatric medicine, Dr. Duckett has been in the insurance industry for twenty years after spending 12 years in clinical medicine. Her true love is geriatric medicine and she has done extensive research into the mortality risks and unique qualities of the older age cohort. 

She began her insurance medicine career in 1998 at ING Reinsurance before moving to Met Life and Genworth Financial as medical director, with responsibility for underwriting education, manual revision, and older age underwriting. She has been at RGA for five years.

Dr. Duckett is currently serving on the AAIM Executive Committee – Member at Large 2020-2022. 


Preeti Dalawari

Dr. Preeti Dalawari

MSPH
Medical Director
U.S. Mortality Markets
Preeti Dalawari

Dr. Preeti Dalawari

MSPH
Medical Director
U.S. Mortality Markets

Medical Director, U.S. Mortality Markets

Maryam Shapland

Dr. Maryam Shapland

DBIM
Vice President and
Medical Director
U.S. Mortality Markets

Maryam Shapland

Dr. Maryam Shapland

DBIM
Vice President and
Medical Director
U.S. Mortality Markets

Vice President and Medical Director, U.S. Mortality Markets

Valerie Kaufman

Dr. Valerie Kaufman

DBIM, FACC
Vice President and
Medical Director
U.S. Mortality Markets
Valerie Kaufman

Dr. Valerie Kaufman

DBIM, FACC
Vice President and
Medical Director
U.S. Mortality Markets

Vice President and Medical Director, RGA

Dr. Valerie Kaufman, Vice President and Medical Director, provides case consultation for life underwriters. She also trains RGA and client underwriters and assists with the development of RGA’s underwriting guidelines.

Before coming to RGA in 2015, Dr. Kaufman served as Vice President and Chief Medical Director at MassMutual, Assistant Vice President and Medical Director at Sun Life Financial Canada, and Assistant Medical Director at Phoenix Home Life.

An active member of the insurance community, Dr. Kaufman has spoken on a variety of medical topics at local, regional and national industry meetings and coauthored an article for the Journal of Insurance Medicine. In addition, she is a past President of the American Academy of Insurance Medicine (AAIM) and was Chair of the AAIM Education Committee from 2002 to 2009.

Dr. Kaufman received her M.D. degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and her Bachelor of Arts degree from Canisius College. She is a Diplomate of the Board of insurance Medicine (DBIM) and a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC).
 
Jennifer Lockwood

Jennifer Lockwood

CLU, FALU, FLMI, ACS
Technical Director
Large Case Underwriting
U.S. Mortality Markets
Jennifer Lockwood

Jennifer Lockwood

CLU, FALU, FLMI, ACS
Technical Director
Large Case Underwriting
U.S. Mortality Markets

Technical Director, Large Case Underwriting, RGA

As Technical Director, Large Case Underwriting, Jennifer Lockwood handles large case underwriting and responds to foreign risk referrals, client capacity checks and jumbo notifications. She has 20 years of underwriting experience.

Prior to joining RGA in 2017, Jennifer was Senior Underwriting Consultant for Legal & General America, and has also served in similar roles for Securian and RiverSource.
Jennifer received a Bachelor of Arts in organizational leadership from Bethel University. She is a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), a Fellow of the Academy of Life Underwriting (FALU), a Fellow of the Life Management Institute (FLMI), and an Associate, Customer Service (ACS).

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