Lance J. Ewing


Lance J. Ewing has extensive executive experience in the field of risk management and insurance including his role as EVP Global Risk Management for Cotton Holdings, Inc. including risk finance, risk management and employee benefits.

Previously he was the VP Industry Practice Group Leader at AIG with a portfolio of $1.4B of GWP. Prior to this position he served in senior risk management capacities for Caesars Entertainment, GES Exposition Services/VIAD and for the City of Philadelphia School District. Mr. Ewing additionally worked for various insurance companies including Lumbermen’s Underwriting Alliance, Pennsylvania Hospital Insurance Company (PHICO) and New York Lumberman’s Insurance Trust in HPR risk engineering, underwriting and risk control capacities.  He also was President of three insurance captives.


Mr. Ewing received his Master’s degree in Law & Justice from the University of Pittsburgh and completed his second Master’s degree in Occupational Safety Engineering. In addition to his Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designation and his International Certified Risk Manager (CRM) designation, he is a matriculated Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) candidate and has completed his Enterprise Risk Management Professional designation (ERMP).


Lance was National President 2003-2004 for the Risk & Insurance Management Society (RIMS) and was also their Chief Risk Officer (CRO).  He teaches risk finance and risk management as a faculty member for the National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research. He also served as a Board member for the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC).  He serves on the University of Mississippi Business School (Risk Management) Advisory Board, where an endowment was created in his name “Ewing Endowment for Business Excellence in Risk Management and Insurance”.Mr. Ewing was the keynote speaker for the Asia CEO Forum.  He was honored as the Real Estate Insurance Leader 2014-2015 for Globe Street and was the 2008 Risk Innovator of the Year.  In 2007, Lance was named Risk Manager of the Year (Business Insurance).  He has authored numerous articles on insurance, risk management, crisis management, captives and workers’ compensation. He is a frequent speaker on Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), global claims, disaster recovery and risk financing topics.  Mr. Ewing is an expert witness as part of the Insurance Expert Network (IEN).

Lance has spoken and worked internationally to promote insurance and risk management in China, Philippines, Japan, Macau, Hong Kong, India, Croatia, Romania, Kosovo, Spain, Germany, Portugal, Italy, Egypt, Canada, Mexico, Australia, Bermuda, the United Kingdom and Uruguay.  Mr. Ewing continues to be a strong and leading supporter of global risk management, claims and insurance.