Director of Catastrophe R&D, Liberty Mutual Insurance
Kelly is the Director of Catastrophe R&D at Liberty Mutual in the Corporate Enterprise Risk Management group. Prior to joining Liberty in 2020, Dr. Hereid was a research scientist at Chubb, starting in reinsurance with Chubb Tempest Re in 2012 and moving to the primary side natural catastrophe unit in 2018. She specializes in climate change, non-modeled perils, and emerging risks.
Dr. Hereid is an active member of the ISCM, a member of the Reinsurance Association of America (RAA) Catastrophe Management Conference planning committee, and serves on the Advisory Council for the University of Texas – Austin Geology Foundation.
Dr. Hereid has a Ph.D. in geological sciences from the University of Texas – Austin, focusing on climate science, and a B.A. in geology and biology from Carleton College in Minnesota.