As Head of Data and Analytics, a global and firm-wide role, Dr. Meghan Anzelc is responsible for building and implementing a strategy and roadmap to advance the data and analytics capabilities at Spencer Stuart. She works with colleagues across the firm to understand their challenges and the potential opportunities for data and analytics to have a positive impact on the organization and on Spencer Stuart’s products and services for the firm’s clients. Spencer Stuart is one of the world’s leading executive search and leadership advisory firms. With 70 offices in 31 countries, the firm is considered to be the advisor of choice among top companies seeking guidance and counsel on senior leadership needs, and has unrivaled access to leading executives around the world.
Prior to joining Spencer Stuart, Dr. Anzelc held a number of leadership roles in data and analytics in the insurance industry, most recently serving as Chief Analytics Officer for AXIS Capital, a global provider of specialty lines insurance and reinsurance. She also held analytics leadership roles at Zurich North America, a leading provider of commercial property-casualty insurance solutions and risk management products and services for businesses and individuals; at CNA, one of the largest U.S. commercial property and casualty insurance companies; and in Travelers’ personal insurance division.
Throughout her career, Dr. Anzelc has been active in numerous initiatives focused on providing relevant guidance and mentoring on career planning and professional development with a focus on underrepresented groups in STEM. While in graduate school, Dr. Anzelc served in multiple roles with the APS Forum on Graduate Student Affairs and as the student representative on the APS Committee on the Status of Women in Physics. Since receiving her PhD, she has been a panelist and speaker at numerous APS meetings and events, the Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics, and various events for STEM students at universities including Northwestern University and Loyola University Chicago. She has also been involved in a range of diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. Among these, Dr. Anzelc was a member of the Women in Insurance Networking Group and was the Co-founder and Co-Chair of the Women in Actuarial & Analytics group at Travelers, the organization’s first Diversity Business Network, a group dedicated to the recruitment, retention, and advancement of women in analytical roles and winner of the 2011 NALC Above-and-Beyond Award.
Dr. Anzelc holds a Master’s and PhD in Physics from Northwestern University and a Bachelor’s in Physics from Loyola University Chicago.