May 9, 2018

President and CEO, Sandra Glaser Parrillo, to Receive Honorary Doctor Degree from Bryant University

WARWICK, RI (May 9, 2018) – Bryant University recently announced Sandra Glaser Parrillo, President and Chief Executive Officer of Providence Mutual Fire Insurance Company, will receive an Honorary Doctor of Business Administration degree and will deliver the Graduate Commencement address as part of the University’s 155th Commencement. The Graduate Program exercises are scheduled for May 17, 2018.

Ms. Parrillo has been recognized as a leader in her industry and one of the region’s 25 most industrious and influential businesswomen by Providence Business News. She assumed her current position in 2000, and under her leadership, the organization has evolved into a growing and financially strong enterprise.

In 2001, Ms. Parrillo received the Charles B. Willard Achievement Award from Rhode Island College, and she received the 2010 Women in Insurance Leadership Award from Insurance Networking News magazine. In 2011, she was named Insurance Professional of the Year by the Insurance Library of Boston. Dedicated to her profession and to the communities that Providence Mutual serves, Ms. Parrillo’s civic engagement includes serving as a director of Cranston Print Works, Mutual Fire Insurance Association, NAMICO Insurance Company, The Champlin Foundation, the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council, and the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, where she is vice chair of the board of trustees. A member of the Insurance Commission of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence and the Rhode Island Governor’s Insurance Council, she serves on the board of trustees of the American Institute for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters. Ms. Parrillo holds a B.S. in Business Management and a B.A. in Mathematics from Rhode Island College, and an M.B.A. from the University of Rhode Island.


Kelsey Lima

Senior Communications and Marketing Specialist

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