Travelers Cos. Inc.
St. Paul, Minnesota
Christina Koppang joined Travelers Cos Inc.'s professional development insurance program directly from Macalester College in 2005, where she graduated in finance. During the first three years, she signed American Indian Nation operations before rotating over divisions, including rods in Dublin and London. She then took the leadership roles in travelers' emerging medical technology and global technology departments. She now leads over 25 insurance and insurance managers in several specialties and geographies.
How do you see your job changing over the next 1
The technology will continue to change how we work and implement innovations such as robots and artificial intelligence-driven automation helps us in our function to make faster, smarter and more data-driven decisions. In addition, I anticipate that it will create shifts in risk profiles among our customers and redefine the way we sign our company.
What advice would you give to someone who started in the industry?
Find a passion outside your work that lets you give back to your community, learn new skills and grow as a professional. Serving on a non-profit organization gave me a chance to share my talents, learn from other professionals and community leaders, gain leadership skills and build relationships.
What is something most people do not know about you?
I once went diving with big white sharks in South Africa. As an insurance employee I was in a cage, not free diving.
What is your favorite app or gadget?
My weather app on my mobile phone. For us in Minnesota, we trust it to confirm that we will not get snow in July.
What would you / you do with looking at?
"Being Serena", for Serena Williams. As a former tennis player and a new mother, I found humor in it and could relate to some of Serena's experiences.
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