MORRALL M. CLARAMUNT
Michigan Insurance Hall of Fame
Morrall Claramunt has devoted his life to the insurance business and in addition to serving Frankenmuth Mutual Insurance Company for most of his career, he has been a leader in helping the insurance industry better serve the public.
After earning the Bachelor of Science degree in 1965 at Wayne State University, Mr. Claramunt began his career in the insurance business with the General Adjustment Bureau. He joined Frankenmuth Mutual in 1967 as a claims adjuster, and eventually worked in the marketing and underwriting areas before his appointment as Executive Vice President & Secretary and election to the Board of Directors. He earned the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) professional designation in 1974.
In his work at Frankenmuth Mutual, Mr. Claramunt has encouraged young people to pursue careers in insurance, assisted other employees in the pursuit of professional continuing education, and worked to educate customers and members of the public about the positive benefits of insurance.
He also worked tirelessly for the benefit of the insurance business overall, with a variety of trade organizations. Most notably, he led the effort to bring together a majority of insurance companies in the consolidation of the Insurance Information Association of Michigan and the Michigan Insurance Federation, in the creation of the new Insurance Institute of Michigan. He has played an active role in the Society of CPCU, several speakersí bureaus, and as a resource for the news media. He has written insurance articles for various industry publications and assisted in many industry-related public seminars.
Mr. Claramunt has had a significant impact on the positive development of legislative and regulatory activity in Michigan. He has worked to build open lines of communication with the judicial and legislative branches of government directly and through several business organizations. He has assisted the Michigan Office of Insurance and Financial Services on many issues, including many years of service on the Board of the Data Collection Agency.