Collaboration with New Level Partners and St. John's University, Sept. 2014

Palm Beach, FL - September 29, 2014 - The Private Risk Management Association (PRMA) is pleased to announce its collaboration with New Level Partners (NLP) and St. John’s University’s School of Risk Management (SRM) New York, New York to deliver a comprehensive professional development program for insurance specialists working with High Net Worth clients.  The program under development will consist of a series of courses, available online and in classroom format, leading to a Certificate in Private Risk Management issued by the Center for Professional Education at St. John’s SRM.
“We are excited about the opportunity to participate in this rapidly growing specialty, working with PRMA and New Level Partners,” said Maureen Furlong Weber, Director of St. John’s SRM.  “Our contribution to the program will be led through our Center for Professional Education, which has more than 40 years of experience designing and delivering training to the insurance industry, both in the U.S. and overseas.”
To officially kick-off the collaboration and to ensure the needs of the membership were captured and considered in the development of the education curriculum, PRMA sent a survey to current and prospective members seeking feedback.   “As an organization driven by its members, it was very important to gain valuable insights from our membership at the onset” said David Spencer, SVP, ACE Private Risk Services and PRMA Education Co-Chair. 
More information about the proposed launch of the program, as well as course availability, will be announced at the PRMA meeting in Chicago on Nov. 10th and 11th
About the Private Risk Management Association
The Private Risk Management Association (PRMA) is a member-owned independent non-profit association that is the recognized forum and voice of the high net worth private risk and insurance management niche.  It provides specialized education and information and establishes standards and credentials while raising the awareness of and advocating for the niche and consumers served.  Visit to learn more.
About New Level Partners
New Level Partners (NLP), founded in 2001, specializes in training solutions for the Property and Casualty Insurance Industry. NLP designs, develops and delivers customized and interactive training programs, both instructor-led and web-based. A wide range of instructional design tools and technologies ensure NLP's programs are the most interactive and effective on the market.
About St. John’s University’s School of Risk Management
The School of Risk Management was founded in 1901 as the Insurance Society of New York, and over the years evolved into The College of Insurance (TCI). In June 2001, TCI merged with St. John’s University, becoming a school of The Peter J. Tobin College of Business. From its new location at 101 Astor Place near Midtown South’s business district and the rapidly emerging technology corridor, SRM awards undergraduate, M.B.A., and M.S. degrees in the insurance, risk management and actuarial science disciplines. Through its Center for Professional Education, SRM also provides education, training and consulting services to the industry, governments, and regulators worldwide.  If you have questions about, or interest in either the Center for Professional Education’s role or the program itself, please contact Larry Pistell, Senior Associate Director of Corporate and Industry Relations, Center for Professional Education, SRM at 212-284-8581, or by e-mail at