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Sam Friedman, National Underwriter Editor-in-Chief, Exits to Deloitte Research

Within the insurance press, there are a handful of reporters who bring the very best standards of journalism to our industry. Regrettably, there will now...
October 13, 2010

Within the insurance press, there are a handful of reporters who bring the very best standards of journalism to our industry. Regrettably, there will now be one fewer. After 29 years with the National Underwriter, Editor-in-Chief Sam Friedman has decided to switch careers and accept a position as insurance leader at Deloitte Research.

In his online blog, Friedman said, "At Deloitte, I can put my skills as a journalist to good use while capitalizing on my insurance expertise and contacts. I look forward to keeping in touch - to pick your brains and hopefully offer some keen insights into the industry's present state of affairs and future prospects."

Friedman thanks a host of people past and present at the National Underwriter, then salutes his readers:

"Most of all, I thank you, my readers, for sticking with me even when you didn't agree with my views. A writer's biggest asset is his audience, and I've been blessed with a loyal following indeed. Editing NU has been a privilege that I have never taken for granted. My mission has always been to enlighten the insurance community about the challenges ahead and how to overcome them. That will not change in my new gig at Deloitte Research."

As the deserving accolades pile up, PIA adds its voice to the chorus. During his tenure, Sam Friedman adhered to the best traditions of true journalism, striving always to present all sides of a story fairly and accurately. His vast knowledge of our industry will be missed by the readers of the Underwriter and appreciated by his new colleagues at Deloitte Research. What will be particularly missed is his online blog, where Sam had the courage to regularly challenge the embedded conventional wisdom of the insurance industry, sparking spirited discussions that managed to produce light as well as heat as he afflicted the comfortable and comforted the afflicted, in the best tradition of an editorial leader. Enjoy your next career, Sam.
                                                                          --Ted Besesparis