Editor and Conference Chairman
Brian Sullivan is a journalist and analyst who has been covering financial services and the insurance industry for more than 30 years. Today, Brian is Editor and Publisher of two of the leading newsletters in the property and casualty insurance industry, Auto Insurance Report and Property Insurance Report. He is also chairman of the Auto Insurance Report National Conference and Property Insurance Report National Conference, annual meetings which bring together leading industry executives, investors, brokers, reinsurers and others to discuss the most important strategic issues impacting auto insurance.
As a speaker, Brian has been called upon to host seminars for the senior management teams and boards of directors for insurance companies of all sizes, and make presentations on industry trends to agent groups and claims and operations professionals.
Brian started his career in 1979 at the Journal of Commerce, covering insurance and international trade. He continued his reporting on insurance, banking, venture capital and finance at the Philadelphia Inquirer. In 1984 he was named Editor of the fledgling Philadelphia Business Journal and helped build it into one of the nation’s largest and most profitable regional business publications.
In 1988 Brian was named Managing Editor of the American Banker, a daily newspaper for the banking industry, and in 1990 he was promoted to President of the company’s international newsletter and conference divisions.
In 1993 Brian formed what is now Risk Information Inc., launching Auto Insurance Report, a weekly newsletter, and Property Insurance Report, a bi-weekly. With his wife, Tracie Sullivan, as Conference Director, the company created national conferences for these industries in 1998. The Auto Insurance Report National Conference is held each spring, and has sold out every time, attracting more than 300 of the industry’s leading executives.
Brian is a member of the board of directors of The Prentice School in Tustin, California. Prentice is one of the nation’s leading schools for the education of elementary school students with learning differences. Brian also previously served on the board of directors of Project Rebirth, producer of the award-winning film, Rebirth, which is featured at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. Project Rebirth continues to produce programs that facilitate healing, foster hope and build resilience.
Brian, a native of New York City, is a graduate of the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service.