Joann DeBlasis '76, '83 MBA

President, Accident &


Navigators Re

Joann DeBlasis ’76, ’83 MBA is President, Accident & Health, Navigators Re, a division of Navigators Management Company, Inc. which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Navigators Insurance Company. Joann joined Navigators in October 2010 and is responsible for the overall financial management of the accident & health reinsurance product. Joann has enjoyed a long career in the reinsurance field starting with Cigna in the early 1990’s. She started a health reinsurance product line for three separate insurance companies including all facets of administration, underwriting, pricing, marketing and financial management. Prior to her career in reinsurance, Joann worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers (then PriceWaterhouse) in New York City and held various financial reporting positions at Aetna and Cigna. Joann is a member of the AICPA and CSCPA. Joann earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from UConn in 1976 and was inducted into the School of Business Hall of Fame in 2014. After completing her CPA, she obtained her MBA from UConn School of Business’ Hartford Branch at night while working full time. Joann established a scholarship in 2012 to benefit UConn’s Stamford Branch. Joann lives in Ridgefield, CT. Her oldest son, Christopher earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Accounting from James Madison University and works for PwC in Boston. Her youngest son, David, graduated in 2016 with an accounting degree from Drexel. Joann enjoys golf and has been a member of the EWGA Fairfield County Chapter for a number of years most recently being a board member in charge of monthly golf events. In addition, in her free time, she enjoys traveling, general fitness, gourmet cooking and walking her dog.

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