IICF Midwest Blazing the Trail Benefit will be held in an indoor space at the Ritz Carlton, Chicago. IICF continues to monitor the recommendations and mandates in accordance with the CDC, the State of Illinois, Cook County and the City of Chicago.  Those who have not been vaccinated should continue to wear a mask and socially distance. Please do not attend if you are suffering from COVID-19 symptoms. All guests will be asked to sign a waiver in advance of the event.

Christopher Johnston

Liberty Mutual


Chris Johnston

Regional Executive – Midwest


Based in Chicago, Chris oversees the Midwest Region forLiberty Mutual’s Global Risk Solutions Group. Global Risk Solutions include theoperating units of Liberty Mutual National Insurance, North American Specialty(Ironshore), Surety and Liberty Specialty Markets’ US underwriting teams.


Chris joined Liberty Mutual in 2017 with the acquisitionof Ironshore. Prior to Liberty Mutual, Chris was Ironshore’s Regional Executivefor the Midwest and led the Central Region Property team. Prior to Ironshore,Chris worked with Lexington Insurance Company on the Property team in the NewYork Region and Commonwealth Insurance in Vancouver, Canada.


Chris has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from theUniversity of Victoria. Chris is an avid skier, loves the outdoors and has threeboys – Patrick, Liam, and Finley with his wife Katherine.


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Katie Weil

VP of Philanthropy, Camp One Step

We're so grateful for IICF for helping to bring smiles, connections and fun to the pediatric cancer patients and survivors we served during our wintertime camp programs. Together we are creating memories, friendships and hope that will fuel them all year.

Erin Kerr


Blessings in a Backpack is grateful for the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation’s generous donation of $112,885 that provided 28,220 bags of weekend nutrition to 5,260+ food insecure kids across 32 programs in Illinois and Ohio.