JOHNSTON, R.I. USA—Heidi Hull, operations senior vice president and Cleveland operations manager at commercial property insurer FM Global, has been named a ‘2020 Woman to Watch’ by Business Insurance magazine. According to the magazine, the award recognizes “female leaders in the insurance sector” for “their accomplishments, expertise, leadership and future prospects.” It is “the only recognition program that celebrates leading women from every facet of the commercial insurance industry including risk management and related fields.”

Hull, who has been promoted seven times in her 20-year career after starting out as a temporary employee in the company’s processing department, is one of the 50 top executives at FM Global and is the first woman ever to be promoted to senior vice president/operations manager in the 185-year history of company.

Hull shared with the magazine that she chose insurance because she believed in the partnership proposal touted by FM Global and other insurers: “That sense of purpose, how a company like FM Global can really help a local economy by helping a business which supports a town — those towns that you hear of where it’s the mill that keeps the town alive.” That sense of purpose “really spoke to me, having grown up in a very small town in Maine,” she told the magazine.

Among her current responsibilities, she oversees the strategic direction for Cleveland, Ohio, USA operations which includes Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia and parts of Michigan, New York and Pennsylvania.

About FM Global
Established nearly two centuries ago, FM Global is a mutual insurance company whose capital, scientific research capability and engineering expertise are solely dedicated to property risk management and the resilience of its client-owners. These owners, who share the belief that the majority of property loss is preventable, represent many of the world’s largest organizations, including one of every three Fortune 1000 companies. They work with FM Global to better understand the hazards that can impact their business continuity in order to make cost-effective risk management decisions, combining property loss prevention with insurance protection.