Meet a Huskie: Business Basics with Gary Kaplan, '79 & Justin Gress, '05

Meet a Huskie: Justin Gress ’05 & Gary Kaplan ‘79

Thursday, Feb. 11

Join Gary Kaplan, ’79 and Justin Gress, ’05, Thursday, Feb. 11 at 5 p.m. as they discuss leadership, planning and execution.

Gary serves as President of North America Construction for AXA XL Insurance. Gary started the Construction Insurance Vertical over 10 years ago, reaching over $3 Billion in Sales and building a team of over 100 associates dedicated to serving North America’s Top Contractors. Gary is a regular speaker and contributor both in the Insurance and Construction industries. Gary received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from NIU.

Justin is Americas Business Transformation Leader for AXA XL Insurance. Justin is focused on leading strategic initiatives across AXA XL Insurance focused on operational efficiency, innovation, and strategic partnerships. Prior to his current role, he was the COO of North America Construction. He graduated from NIU with a degree in Marketing and was one of the original winners of NIU’s Apprentice, hosted by the College of Business.

Questions, please contact Dana King, ’05 at or 815-753-5421

Event Information

Cost: Free


5:00PM - 6:00PM Thu 11 Feb 2021 ( Timezone: Central )

Virtual Event Instructions:

A link to the Zoom meeting will be sent with your registration confirmation.