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.

Prior to R Street, Jerry was the director of insurance research at Conning in Hartford, CT. In his 12 years at Conning, a leading insurance asset management and research firm, Jerry was highly sought after for his insights and publications on a broad range of matters impacting property and casualty insurers, and was in strong demand as keynote speaker at conferences. Prior to 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 MIT and a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University.

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.