News > Press Releases

Jacobson Explores Industry Engagement and Retention at the Insurance Data Management Association Annual Conference

March 22, 2018

CHICAGO – The insurance industry is rapidly evolving. From big data to analytics, technology is having a drastic impact on business operations. Amid these advancements, insurers continue to compete for high performing talent. Margaret Resce Milkint, managing partner of The Jacobson Group, will serve as a panelist discussing these topics at the Insurance Data Management Association Annual Conference in Philadelphia.

“The insurance industry stands amid a raging war for talent,” said Milkint. “On top of that, technology is creating new opportunities and room for growth. We, as an industry, need to rethink our current engagement and retention strategies to better reach top talent and compete in an increasingly challenging labor market.”

The session, titled “Attracting, Engaging, and Retaining Top Talent for our Industry,” is scheduled for 1:45 p.m. on May 1, 2018. It will be moderated by Gary Robinson, chief academic officer at SaBi University. Milkint will be joined by two other panelists: Marty J. Frappolli, senior director of knowledge resources for The Institutes, and Anne Marie Smith, vice president of education and chief methodologist for EW Solutions.

As managing partner of Jacobson, Milkint oversees executive management engagements across all industry verticals for the firm’s executive search practice. Her insurance-specific labor-market expertise is highly sought after, and she is regularly called on to share her insights with various industry associations and publications. Milkint co-founded the Women’s Insurance Networking Group (WING), a platform for leading industry females to network and celebrate successes. In addition to her role with WING, Margaret serves as the U.S. committee chair for the Insurance Supper Club, which provides a network and forum for senior women in the insurance industry on a global basis.

About The Jacobson Group:

The Jacobson Group is the leading provider of talent to the insurance industry. For nearly 50 years, Jacobson has been connecting organizations with insurance professionals at all levels across all industry verticals. We provide an array of services including executive search, professional recruiting, temporary staffing and subject matter experts. Regardless of the need or situation, Jacobson is the insurance talent solution. Further information is available at


The Jacobson Group
Nicole M. St.Martin, Vice President and Marketing Communications Director
+1 (312) 884-0491