“I couldn’t have written my journey better.”
That’s how Mary Buschman describes the experiences that led to her appointment as president of ARIS Title Insurance Corporation, Argo’s insurer and underwriter of title insurance for fine art and other important collectibles.
Buschman’s career began in fine art. As a dealer, she gained experience buying and selling everything from American art to contemporary photography. Then, as an operations manager for a capital market company, she structured financial deals with lenders, institutional funds and third-party investors.
Most recently, she moved to the insurance industry to serve as chief underwriting counsel for ARIS, learning the ins and outs of the business, including legal guidance from Barbara Sutherland, SVP, general counsel for Argo Group.
“It’s the first time in my career that I’ve had a mentor that has made me play at a higher level of my own game on an everyday basis,” Buschman says.
Mentorships can help women in insurance succeed
While Buschman brought the ideal knowledge and experience to ARIS, she also credits Sutherland’s guidance with setting her up for success.
“I’ve always wished to have a mentor like Barbara,” she says. “The professional and personal integrity she brings and the work we do together makes me bring my A game.