Jerry Theodorou is the Director of the Finance, Insurance and Trade Policy Program. Jerry develops and advances effective free market public policy solutions to complex issues where federal and state governments have intervened.
Since Jerry joined R Street two years ago, he has testified on insurance issues three times to the U.S. Senate Budget Committee and the full Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee. Jerry’s reputation as an independent scholar has made his thought leadership in publications and presentations widely sought after. Prior to R Street Jerry was a Director of insurance research at Conning in Hartford, Connecticut. Before Conning, Jerry worked for the global insurance giant American International Group (AIG) in a variety of global underwriting, operations and strategy roles, including close to a decade of expatriate managerial assignments in Europe and the Middle East. Jerry holds a master’s degree in political science and public policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University. He is an adjunct professor at Central Connecticut State University, where he has taught the Introduction to Risk Management and Insurance course.
Jerry resides in West Hartford, CT. He is married to Shiffon, a high school Chinese teacher, and has two teenaged children. A leadership award of which he is proud was conferred by the Association of the United States Army.