Founding Partner at Sterling James
Sterling James. Prior to founding Sterling James in 2011, Erin served as a Partner with the insurance practices of both Heidrick & Struggles and Spencer Stuart. During this time, she also took a year sabbatical to work for the U.S. Department of Defense, where she supported reconstruction efforts in Iraq.
Erin has worked extensively with board members, CEOs and other senior executives in all sectors of the insurance industry: property/casualty, reinsurance, life/annuity, brokerage and in insurance related business services. Additionally, she has worked with both private equity firms and venture-backed concerns with interests in the insurance industry.
Earlier in her career, Erin served in both line and staff roles at The Hartford and at the brokerage firm Hamilton, Dorsey, Alston. She is a graduate of Villanova University.
Erin is a frequent contributor to Wells Media Publications’ Carrier Management and the Wall Street Journal. She was named 2016 Woman of the Year by the Association of Professional Insurance Women (APIW) and, in 2014, was named one of the top 50 women globally in re/insurance by Reactions Magazine. Additionally, Erin is a tireless promoter of women in the insurance industry. Through Sterling James, she has encouraged and supported research efforts through Saint Joseph’s University and Drake University to better understand gender disparity in the insurance industry. Erin currently chairs the Development Committee on the LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association)
Foundation Board and is a trustee on the Georgia State University Risk Management Foundation Board. Erin also serves as Secretary of the Governors of Springdale Golf Club in Princeton, NJ.