Janet Ruiz is based in the San Francisco Bay Area and was appointed as the I.I.I.’s Director, Strategic Communications, in 2019. Ruiz joined the I.I.I. in 2015 as its California representative. She worked for 16 years at State Farm Insurance (underwriting, management, public affairs) and nine years with Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company, the 150-year-old insurance company that specialized in entertainment, commercial and high net worth homeowners insurance. At Fireman’s Fund, she was responsible for external communications and media relations. She earned a chartered property and casualty underwriter designation (CPCU) and an associate’s designation in management from the Insurance Institute of America.