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Dr. Kelly Hereid

Director of Catastrophe R&D

Kelly Hereid, Ph.D., CCRMP, is the Director of Catastrophe R&D at Liberty Mutual in the Corporate Enterprise Risk Management group, with over 10 years of experience in both reinsurance and primary insurance. She specializes in climate change and emerging risks. 

Dr. Hereid is a board member of the International Society of Catastrophe Managers (ISCM), member of the Reinsurance Association of America (RAA) Catastrophe Management Conference planning committee, and serves on the Advisory Council for the University of Texas – Austin Geology Foundation. She also represents Liberty externally in a variety of research forums, including the Insurance Development Forum (IDF Risk Modelling Steering Group) and European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA Technical Expert Network on Catastrophe Risks).

She is also a Certified Catastrophe Risk Management Professional (CCRMP). She has a Ph.D. in geological sciences from the University of Texas – Austin, focusing on climate science, and a B.A. in geology and biology from Carleton College in Minnesota.