Howard I. Smith
Director and Treasurer
Howard I. Smith is a Director and the Vice Chairman - Finance of C.V. Starr & Co., Inc. as well as a Director of Starr International Company, Inc., Starr Insurance Holdings, Inc., Starr Indemnity & Liability Company, Starr Surplus Lines Insurance Company, and Starr Specialty Insurance Company.
Mr. Smith has 40 years of experience in insurance. Mr. Smith was the Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of American International Group, Inc. (“AIG”) from October 1984 to March 2005. Mr. Smith was responsible for AIG’s Treasury, Investor Relations, Credit & Marking Risk Management functions as well as the Comptroller’s Department. Prior to AIG, Mr. Smith spent 19 years with Coopers & Lybrand as the Partner in charge of the firm’s New York office insurance practice.
Mr. Smith earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from the City College of New York in 1965. Mr. Smith, a CPA, previously served as a North American representative on the Insurance Working Group of the International Accounting Standards Board. Mr. Smith is the Chairman of the Advisory Council of the Weissman Center for International Business at Baruch College and a Trustee of Baruch College.