Joyce B. Dunn

Vice President and Managing Director

Joyce B. Dunn is a Vice President and Managing Director for The Jacobson Group’s executive search practice. In this role, she manages CEO, President, C-level, Vice President and other executive-level searches primarily for life, health, property, casualty and reinsurance organizations.

Joyce brings more than 30 years of insurance and business experience to her position. Prior to joining Jacobson, she served in a variety of roles with Canal Insurance in Greenville, S.C., including Vice President of Product Development and Vice President and Chief Underwriting Officer. Her extensive background also includes tenures with Lumber Insurance Companies, the Independent Insurance Agents of Virginia and several years as a retail agent. Joyce’s multi-faceted industry experience enables her to provide a valuable insider’s perspective on her clients’ searches.

Active in the insurance industry, Joyce holds the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation, the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation, and the Certified Risk Manager (CRM) designation. She has completed a Harvard University executive leadership course, as well as a Dorman Consulting Associates product management course. Joyce also holds the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) designation. Furthermore, she is a member of the CPCU Leadership and Managerial Excellence Interest Group and serves as an adjunct faculty member for the University of South Carolina, Upstate where she teaches insurance and risk management.

Joyce received the Academic Excellence Award in Business from Lander University, Greenwood, South Carolina, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. She has a Master of Science in Management (MSM) in risk management and insurance from Florida State University.