Kathy Burns is currently the Executive Chair and independent board member for Aclaimant, a risk management technology company. From 2017-2023, Ms. Burns was Chief Digital Officer for Ryan Specialty Group, a specialty insurance firm (RSG); interim Chief Investment Officer for RT Specialty, RSG's largest business unit, and CEO of The Connector, RT Specialty's digital marketplace. From 2006-2017, Ms. Burns was a board member and CEO of Ventiv Technology, formerly Aon eSolutions. Ms. Burns was selected to the first class of Business Insurance's "Women to Watch" and is a frequent speaker on the emerging role of technology in the insurance industry. Early in her career, Ms. Burns spent time at Marsh, Aon and Crawford & Company in various leadership roles in sales, operations and account management. Ms. Burns is a graduate of Northwestern University where she was a student athlete.