Claire and Joseph Smetana Gallery

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The Claire and Joseph Smetana Insurance Hall of Fame Gallery was established to honor the Insurance Hall of Fame Laureates. The Gallery is a joint venture between the International Insurance Society and the St. John's University School of Risk Management, and is located at the St. John's University Manhattan Campus at 101 Astor Place in New York City. The gallery contains a collection of Laureate portraits, including the most recent inductees, as well as an interactive display illustrating Laureates' biographies, photos and videos depicting their illustrious careers and achievements. A collection of portraits are also housed at the Insurance Hall of Fame Museum located at the University of Alabama.

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Claire and Joseph Smetana have generously funded the Insurance Hall of Fame gallery and website in order to share information about insurance leaders and their contributions to society. Mr. Smetana is a retired corporate executive with AIG.



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