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Diane R. Surla, MBA - Director of Risk Management

Diane has a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi and a master's degree in International Business from the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas.  She has over 20 years of experience in the insurance and risk management fields, working for petroleum and manufacturing companies before spending 10 years in healthcare most recently.  

Diane can be reached by email at dsurla@tulane.edu or directly by phone at 504.314.2289.     

John C. Hadden, Jr., CIC, CLCS - Director of Insurance

John has a bachelor's degree in Marketing from the E.J. Ourso College of Business at Louisiana State University.  He has over 10 years of experience in the insurance and risk management industry, working for an insurance broker.  He currently holds a Louisiana Property and Casualty insurance license, a Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist (CLCS) designation from the Hartford School of Insurance and the National Underwriter Company, and a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation from The National Alliance for Insurance and Education. 

John can be reached by email at jhaddenjr@tulane.edu or directly by phone at 504.314.2746

Denise Carroll - Sr. Department Administrator

Denise has a bachelor's degree in Social Sciences from Tulane University. She has worked at Tulane since 1999 and has been with the Office of Insurance & Risk Management since 2006.

Denise can be reached by e-mail at dacarrol@tulane.edu or directly by phone at 504.314.2736.