Chicago Debate Commission Names Third Coast Underwriters President Marguerite Dixen to Board of Directors

CHICAGO, June 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Marguerite Dixen, president of Third Coast Underwriters (3CU), has been named to the Board of Directors of the Chicago Debate Commission (CDC).

“We are thrilled to add Marguerite to our Board. As president of a thriving company, Marguerite brings business savvy and a can-do attitude to the table,” said Edie Canter, executive director, Chicago Debate Commission. “She is passionate about the CDC’s mission to transform the lives of Chicago’s at-risk youth through debate, and she understands the power of debate to create a pipeline of strategic and analytical thinkers for business and community leadership. The CDC will undoubtedly flourish with her leadership and support.”

“The skills I developed through my personal debate experience have been integral in my business career and I am honored to assist Chicago’s youth in their pursuit of those same vital skills,” said Dixen. “Participation in debate helps students develop critical research, thinking, and public speaking competencies that can transform their education and truly change their lives. An investment in the CDC not only improves the academic performance of the participants, but nurtures the next generation of leaders for Chicago and beyond.”

The Chicago Debate Commission was founded in 1995 to advance the academic achievement, life success and community contributions of urban youth by providing them with powerful skills in reading, research, critical thinking, civic engagement, teamwork and communications – all through the mechanism of academic debate. In 1997, in partnership with Chicago Public Schools, the CDC launched debate in Chicago with five high schools and 35 students. Now, the program has grown to 72 schools with 1,400 students. It is the largest program of its kind in the country and a model for urban debate leagues nationwide.

Third Coast Underwriters specializes in workers’ compensation and is dedicated to understanding and actively managing workers’ compensation risk with an unwavering attention to service. 3CU specializes in higher hazard, complex risks including construction, transportation, emerging markets, gas & oil, USL&H, and mergers & acquisitions.

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