Allied World U.S. Announces Susan Chmieleski Recognized as Distinguished Fellow of ASHRM

PEMBROKE, Bermuda, Nov. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, Ltd (NYSE: AWH) announced today that Susan Chmieleski, Senior Vice President, Healthcare and Risk Management for Allied World U.S. has been awarded the designation of Distinguished Fellow of the American Society for Healthcare and Risk Management. This designation recognizes individuals for superior achievement and professional excellence in the healthcare and risk management industry.  Distinguished Fellows must meet criteria in the areas of academic/professional designations, continuing education, employment experience, and contributions to the field of healthcare risk management through leadership, lecturing and publishing.

Ms. Chmieleski is responsible for the development of products for healthcare-related business and risk management / loss control services for all Allied World U.S. healthcare products. She oversees an in-house team that provides consulting and client services to policyholders, helping them assess and manage their organizational risk. Ms. Chmieleski has authored numerous published risk management articles and brochures and is a frequent presenter at industry conferences. Ms. Chmieleski obtained her Bachelor of Science degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Hartford. She earned her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law, where she was editor-in-chief of the Connecticut Law Journal. Ms. Chmieleski holds Connecticut Law and Nursing Licenses and is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse. She is a current ASHRM board member.

About Allied World Assurance Company

Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, Ltd, through its subsidiaries, is a global provider of innovative property, casualty and specialty insurance and reinsurance solutions, offering superior client service through a global network of branches and affiliates. Our insurance and reinsurance subsidiaries are rated A (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company, and our Lloyd's Syndicate 2232 is rated A+ (Strong) by Standard & Poor's and Fitch. Please visit our website at www.awac.com for further information on Allied World.

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SOURCE Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, Ltd

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