CEO Bella Vaughan, Inc.
LoriAnn V. Lowery-Biggers is the CEO and co-founder of BellaVaughan, Inc., an award winning global diamond and design company with collections exclusively distributed worldwide through BlueNile, Inc., a Bain Capital Company.
LoriAnn has over 25 years of experience in the global finance and insurance industry, notably in executive roles as President of Lloyd’s of London for North America, the Navigators Group, Inc (Nasdaq: NAVG) where she served in various capacities as President of Navigators Commercial Insurance Company, President of Field Operations and CMO. She has previously held positions as the Managing Director and National Practice Leader for Risk Management and Financial Products for Wells Fargo, Inc. and served as Vice-Chairman of Wells Fargo Captive Management, and as the Managing Director and Practice Leader for Enterprise Risk Management, Alternative Risk Finance and Risk Solutions at Marsh and McLennan, Inc.
She served as the Chairperson of the PCI Underwriting and Marketing Committee and on the PCI Executive Roundtable.
She is a director on the corporate board and Chairperson of the Finance and Investment committee of Copper Point Mutual Insurance Company, and a director on the boards of Brown & Riding Insurance, Inc., and Baldwin & Lyons, Inc., Protective Insurance (NASDAQ: BWINB).
She serves on the boards of the A21 Campaign, a 2017 Mother Teresa Harmony award recipient. The boards of PropelWomen, Equip and Empower, Inc., and Global Advance, Inc. She is on the board of NYAC College Center for Global Studies. She sits on the Counsel on Litigation Management and is a Member of Global YPO. LoriAnn has served on the national board of Prevent Child Abuse America for 10 years, and was previously on the advisory board of St. John’s University and the Robert Morris College MBA School.
LoriAnn served on the 2008-2009 P&C Global CEO Roundtable. LoriAnn was chosen as a 2012 Reactions Magazine “12 Insurance Leaders to Watch” and 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2010 Reactions Magazine “Rising Star” award recipient. She is a 2008 Business Insurance Magazine “Woman to Watch” and a BI Magazine “Top 40 under 40”.
LoriAnn was speaker at the 2015 Society of Actuaries Conference, the national Rims/ALB 2009 CEO’s View From The Top. She has been a speaker and panelist at multiple national Rims conventions, the Society of Actuaries, IICF, an APIW keynote speaker, FEI national keynote speaker, the keynote of IICF Global Conference, the keynote speaker at Pink Inc., She has been a panelist and keynote speaker at multiple conferences and events to include: National Association of Securities Dealers, multiple state rims events, financial executives conferences throughout the country, AM Best, CPCU, NY Economics Club, British American Business, Napslo, ALB, AAMGA, Prima and ABA. LoriAnn has been the subject of feature articles in the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Business Insurance, National Underwriter, Leader’s Edge, Reactions Magazine, Focus Magazine, and twice as the cover of Best Weekly. She is a contributor to the Harvard curriculum “How Star Women Succeed”.
LoriAnn’s community service activities of giving back are of paramount importance to her. Over the recent years, LoriAnn has made trips to Lebanon, Singapore, Thailand, Japan, South Africa, Israel, Iraq, Greece, Spain, Peru, Brazil, Malaysia, Portugal, Italy, Sweden, Guatemala and Mexico, to name a few, on trips that have involved protection of civil liberties and the protection of abused and exploited women and children as well as teaching ethical business practices to business leaders and entrepreneurs in those countries. She is passionate about her work with the A21 Campaign which works to abolish human trafficking globally and her work to train leaders and equip them for excellence.
LoriAnn, a sixth generation Texan, moved back to Dallas from New York in 2008 where she resides with her husband.