Horwitz Named Mutual of Omaha Endowed Executive Director

Horwitz Named Mutual of Omaha Endowed Executive Director

Creighton University and Mutual of Omaha jointly celebrated their longstanding and successful partnership with the inauguration of an endowed executive director in risk management position in the Heider College of Business through a gift from the Mutual of Omaha Foundation.

The January event also recognized the talents of the inaugural Mutual of Omaha Endowed Executive Director in Risk Management, Ed Horwitz, PhD, MBA’08,  associate professor of practice in behavioral finance.

Creighton’s president, the Rev. Daniel S. Hendrickson, SJ, noted Mutual’s long relationship with Creighton. Mutual’s executives have served on the University’s Board of Trustees, and the company has a tradition of offering internships to Creighton students and hiring Creighton graduates.

“Tonight, we are celebrating another Mutual of Omaha gift, and another expectation, that through this gift, Creighton will offer new opportunities to graduate students in our Heider College of Business to excel in the specialized field of enterprise risk management,” Fr. Hendrickson said.

Horwitz has more than 30 years of insurance and risk management experience. He is a published author and researcher whose background has touched nearly all aspects of the insurance and financial services industries.

He earned his MBA from Creighton in 2008, joining the Heider faculty in 2009. Since then, he has been developing and implementing educational programs in financial planning, insurance, enterprise risk management and financial psychology.

“Since earning his MBA from Creighton in 2008, Ed Horwitz has displayed an upward trajectory that distinguishes him in his field. This will only enhance all that he can contribute to the Heider College,” said Anthony Hendrickson, PhD, dean of the Heider College of Business.

The new endowed directorship will allow Creighton to develop a leading enterprise risk management (ERM) program. Courses will initially be offered at the graduate level for online delivery to reach the most students possible. Undergraduate ERM courses are planned as part of the Insurance and Risk Management track within the finance major.