Wesley C. Duesenberg, Jr. Honored with 2019 Icon Leadership Award

Wes Duesenberg, Jr., CIW, CEO of Southern Insurance Underwriters, Inc. (SIU), was honored with the 2019 Icon Leadership Award by the Georgia State University, Robinson College of Business, Risk Management Foundation. 

The Robinson College of Business, Risk Management Foundation recently held their annual Risk Science and Insurance Leadership Awards (The Riskies).  The Riskies recognize individuals who have made a significant impact in the risk management or insurance industries, which encompasses a variety of disciplines that measure and manage risk. 

Mr. Duesenberg, Jr. is a prominent figure in the insurance industry with a tenure that extends over four decades.  In addition to his industry expertise, Mr. Duesenberg, Jr. is highly regarded for his philanthropic endeavors including his commitment to Georgia State University and the Risk Management Foundation. He served as the Treasurer and Trustee of the Risk Management Foundation at GSU and initiated the formation and the endowment of the Department’s AAMGA Distinguished Chair in Risk Management. 

In recognition of Mr. Duesenberg, Jr. and his commitment and dedication to Georgia State University, Southern Insurance Underwriters, Inc. established the Wesley C. Duesenberg, Jr. Surplus Lines Endowment for students of Georgia State University Risk Management program. 

Mr. Duesenberg, Jr. has been with Southern Insurance Underwriters, Inc. since 1976. He is a Past-President of the American Association of Managing General Agents (1987-88), Founder and past Chancellor of the AAMGA University (1988-1998).  Mr. Duesenberg was also the recipient of the Vince Donahue Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008, AAMGA’s highest honor.

Click here to learn more about Mr. Duesenberg, Jr. and other members of SIU’s Executive Team.