Barbara Bufkin, First Vice President & Membership Chair

bufkin_barbara_6292_130x150 Barbara Bufkin, First Vice President & Membership Chair
(214) 766-2875 (T)


Barbara Bufkin, Executive Head of Business Development, Commercial Lines, Assurant

Barbara’s tenure in the industry has included primary insurance, reinsurance and as a reinsurance intermediary. Barbara joined Hamilton USA from Guy Carpenter where she held the position of Chief Operating Officer, Global Strategic Advisory. Prior to joining Guy Carpenter, she spent 12 years at Argo International Holdings as a member of the executive team, leading corporate business development, growth strategies, corporate risk and ceded reinsurance.

Barbara has also served as director of Swiss Re New Markets and as chairman, president and chief executive officer of Swiss Re subsidiary Facility Insurance Holding Corporation.

Barbara attended Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy, graduating cum laude from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She is an alumna of Leadership Texas.

Barbara was nominated to the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame in 2000 and selected to the 2004 Class of Leadership America. In 2012, she was chosen as Insurance Woman of the Year by the Association of Professional Insurance Women (APIW), and in 2015, Barbara was a winner of the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation’s (IICF) Inclusion Champion Award.

Click here to return to APIW Executive Officer Page.