2020 NIIC Industry Tour and Dinner

Every year, the leaders of the National Insurance Industry Council (NIIC) come together and descend upon the City of Hope campus for our annual industry campus tour and dinner. Guests hear firsthand from doctors, researchers and scientists about the lifesaving work currently taking place at City of Hope, as well as projects in the research pipeline.

Additionally, this event serves as the kickoff to the 2020 NIIC fundraising campaign as we acknowledge the industry philanthropic leader of the year — the NIIC Spirit of Life® honoree.


Thurs 4/23/20 - Postponed. Please check back soon for new date
Spirit of Life Kick-off Reception
Cocktail Hour 6 PM
Dinner & Program 7 PM
Langham Hotel
1401 S Oak Knoll Ave. Pasadena, CA
Friday 4/24/20 - Postponed. Please check back soon for new date
Spirit of Life Campus Tour
Breakfast 8 AM
Tour 9:30 AM
City of Hope
1500 E. Duarte Rd. Duarte, CA
To RSVP for the Reception and/or Dinner, please email Babak Kapanpour at bkapanpour@coh.org
2020 Spirit of Life® Honoree
Tim Turner
Chairman & CEO
RT Specialty
Tim Turner is President of Ryan Specialty Group and Chairman & CEO of RT Specialty, RSG's wholesale brokerage specialty. Tim has had an extraordinary 30-year career providing leadership, expertise and service within the insurance industry. Prior to joining RSG, Tim was the President of CRC Insurance Services, Inc. (CRC), one of the largest wholesale insurance brokers in the US at the time.
Prior to CRC, Tim joined the Crump Group in 1990 as a casualty broker. He quickly distinguished himself as a leader and was named President of the Chicago Office.
Tim began his insurance career as a casualty broker with A.J. Renner & Associates in 1987.
Prior to his entry into the insurance industry, Tim graduated from the Detroit Police Academy, served on the Wayne County SWAT Team and as an undercover narcotics officer with the Narcotics Cocaine Task Force with the Michigan State Police.
A graduate of Madonna University, Tim holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice.
September 9th 2021
Fairmont Chicago Hotel
200 N Columbus Dr.
Chicago, IL 60601
If you would like to learn more about City of Hope and schedule a private tour for your company, please contact Ken Birkett at kenbirkett@coh.org.