About The Authors

John A. Bogardus Jr.

Jack Bogardus’ insurance career spans more than 40 years. He joined Alexander & Alexander as a trainee in 1950 and spent his entire professional career with the firm. Rising through the ranks, he held the positions of Vice President (1962-73), Executive Vice President (1973-77), President and Chief Operating Officer (1977-78), President and Chief Executive Officer (1978-1982), Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (1982-1987), Chairman of the Board (1987-1988), and Director (1963-1995).

Respected as well outside of the insurance industry, Jack has served as a Director of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, Inc.; Security Capital Corporation; and United States Surgical Corporation. He was a Trustee of Pomfret School and also held leadership positions in non-profit organizations in the town of Greenwich, Connecticut.

A featured speaker at insurance industry meetings, Jack is the author of articles in various professional journals. He served as a Director of the Insurance Brokers Association of New York and a Director and Chairman of the governing committee of the National Association of Insurance Brokers. He was also a member of the US Chamber of Commerce Insurance Committee, and a Board member of the American Institute for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters and of the Insurance Institute of America.

Born in New York City, he was graduated from Princeton University in 1950. He served two tours of active duty in the US Navy, the first as an enlisted man, subsequently as an officer.

Robert H. Moore

Robert Moore has been a colleague of Jack Bogardus for a quarter of a century. Robert worked for Alexander & Alexander from 1977 to 1995 and served as a Senior Vice President of Alexander & Alexander Services Inc., as well as Chairman and President of A&A Government and Industry Affairs Inc. In 1985 he was elected President of the National Association of Insurance Brokers and from 1989 to 1993 he served as Chairman of that organization’s Past Presidents’ Advisory Council.

He has written and spoken extensively on corporate issues. As The Conference Board’s emerging issues coordinator, he identified and responded to public policy issues of concern to the business community. He is co-author of School for Soldiers: West Point and the Profession of Arms, which was selected as a New York Times “Noteworthy Book.” Robert earned a Bachelor’s degree from Davidson College, a Master’s from the University of North Carolina, and a Doctorate from the University of Wisconsin. Commissioned a US Army officer, he taught at the Military Academy at West Point and was an Associate Professor on the graduate faculty at the University of Maryland.

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