Janet Ruiz is based in the San Francisco Bay Area and was appointed as the Insurance Information Institute’s Director, Strategic Communication, in January 2019. Ruiz joined the I.I.I. in January 2015 as the organization’s California representative, bringing with her 25 years of experience in the insurance industry. She worked for 16 years at State Farm Insurance (underwriting, management, public affairs) and 9 years with Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company, the 150-year-old insurance company that specialized in entertainment, commercial and high net worth homeowners insurance. At Fireman’s Fund, she was responsible for external communications, including strategic communication planning and media relations.
Ruiz has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Thomas Edison State College in New Jersey. She earned a chartered property and casualty underwriter designation (CPCU) and an associate’s designation in management from the Insurance Institute of America.
Born and raised in Alameda, California, Ruiz returned to the state in 1989.