Introducing the 2021 CRF Virtual Speakers!

TED ALLEN

TED ALLEN

Midwest Regional Technical Resource Leader, USI Insurance Services

Edward (Ted) Allen is our Midwest Regional Technical Resource Leader. Based in Cincinnati, OH, he oversees the delivery of claims support services, loss control services, property and casualty analytics modeling, and complex Executive Risk, International, Property, and Casualty insurance placements.

Prior to joining USI, Ted spent 10 years in the Columbus, OH market as a property casualty producer specializing in Alternative Risk Transactions of all sizes and kinds. From 2000 to 2010, he was the President and CEO of Environmental Risk Solutions, a Cincinnati-based company that used Alternative Risk Insurance structures as the catalyst for getting large, known polluted sites all over the country cleaned up. From 1993 to 2000 Ted worked with Hylant Group and J&H/Marsh in a variety of production and operational leadership positions. He began his career with The Travelers in Hartford, CT in their Special Accounts Marketing group where he underwrote and sold primary casualty programs to large accounts.

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DIANE BLAHA

DIANE BLAHA

Chief Marketing Officer, CorVel Corporation

Diane Blaha started her career as a Registered Nurse focused mainly on critical care nursing and organ transplant. Thirty years ago, she joined CorVel as a Medical Case Manager to accommodate her children’s active life. She started consulting with her customers on program improvements so it was a natural move when she was recruited into the sales department. Bringing more than 30 years of workers’ compensation claims and managed care experience and more than 40 years of healthcare experience, positioned her well to work with several large national clients to customize their risk management programs. In 2006, Diane was promoted to Senior Vice President and became a corporate officer of CorVel. In 2016, Diane was promoted to Chief Marketing Officer. Diane has a Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration.

ERIN BOULWARE

ERIN BOULWARE

Director, Risk and Analytics, Willis Towers Watson

Erin is part of a global leadership team focused on client development across the spectrum of businesses and capabilities that make up Willis Towers Watson’s Risk & Analytics group. Erin focuses on strategic growth initiatives, cross-practice synergies, new product development and distribution, and the advancement of and governance around analytics messaging.

Erin is also a consultant, leveraging Willis Towers Watson’s comprehensive array of risk finance analytical offerings to empower clients to make optimal, empirically-driven decisions.  

Erin joined Willis as a Captive Consultant in 2016 and spent several years focused on designing and implementing captive solutions for clients before moving into her current role.  Prior to joining Willis Towers Watson, Erin spent 13 years as an underwriting officer in the captive group at Travelers Insurance.  

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MATTHEW BURNS

MATTHEW BURNS

EVP, Middle Market & Small Business Leader, Sompo Global Risk Solutions

With over 15 years of experience in the property and casualty industry, Matt currently serves as leader of the Small Business and Middle Market segments for Sompo Global Risk Solutions (GRS). Prior to joining Sompo GRS, he held various underwriting leadership and management positions on the carrier side. Since joining the firm in 2017, Matt has built, from the ground up, the Sompo GRS Small Business and Middle Market operation which now spans the U.S., Mexico and Europe. His global team focuses on serving small-to-mid-sized clients in the Life Science, Technology, Financial Institutions, Professional Services, Real Estate, and Hospitality industries, as well as Asian-interest accounts. A graduate of Gettysburg College, Matt also serves as Chief Underwriting Officer of Sompo Mexico. 

JEREMIAH CHAMBERS

JEREMIAH CHAMBERS

Vice President of Sales, myCOI

Jeremiah Chambers is an experienced people leader and executive with 10+ years in diversified leadership roles focused on driving and implementing growth through technology solutions including SaaS, information technology, insurance compliance, IoT, wireless communications, and unified communications. Jeremiah has a proven track record of growing organizations through new product development, marketing, branding, and partnerships. He has the ability to craft and execute a business strategy with a history of decision-making based on business metrics. Jeremiah utilizes an inspirational leadership style and hands-on approach to drive a culture that focuses on personal/professional development and the delivery of personalized business solutions with a world-class customer experience.

 

SCOTT CHANDLER

SCOTT CHANDLER

GRC Consultant, OneTrust GRC

Scott Chandler serves as a GRC Consultant for OneTrust GRC– a purpose-built software designed to operationalize integrated risk management. In his role, Chandler advises companies throughout their risk management implementations to establish processes to support operations and align with their enterprise objectives, including adopting industry best practices and adhering to requirements relating to relevant standards, frameworks, and laws (e.g. ISO, NIST, SIG and more). Chandler works with clients to realize the extent of their risk exposure, helping clients to map their digital infrastructure, assess risks, combat threats, monitor ongoing performance, and document evidence throughout the risk lifecycle.

TAMI EARNHART

TAMI EARNHART

Partner, Labor Employment & Healthcare, COVID Task Force, IceMiller

Tami Earnhart is a partner in the Labor and Employment Group and Health Care Group of IceMiller. She represents employers in all aspects of employment and labor law, including discrimination and other litigation, claims filed with administrative agencies, and labor arbitrations. She helps employers avoid employment disputes, when possible, and advises companies in making personnel decisions and creating policies in compliance with state and federal laws, including FMLA, COVID and affirmative action policies.

JEFF ESPER

JEFF ESPER

National Director of Marketing and Business Development, RWH Myers & Company

Jeff Esper is the National Director of Marketing and Business Development at RWH Myers & Company, a policyholder side forensic accounting firm specializing in insurance claim preparation and business interruption quantification. Jeff has written several articles and manages RWH Myers Insights blog. He is a regular speaker at risk management conferences on various topics including a session on presentation skills. Jeff has a diverse insurance industry background working for Willis and for the insurance software company, Ebix.

ANNE FENTRESS

ANNE FENTRESS

Risk & Insurance Specialist, myCOI

 Anne uses her insurance expertise to guide clients on best practices in managing third-party risk. Anne specializes in construction risk management, having managed a multi-billion dollar portfolio of commercial and residential projects across the country as a Project Manager at Paladin Risk Management. She is a self-proclaimed insurance geek who enjoys reading insurance legislation and case law; Anne loves the industry’s ever-changing nature!


ERIN FIORE

ERIN FIORE

Partner, Hennessy & Roach, P.C.

Erin obtained her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, her Juris Doctor degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law, and is licensed to practice law in Illinois. Erin started her career with the City of Chicago and practiced in both civil prosecution and defense. She has been defending workers’ compensation cases for over 10 years. She is an active member of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association.

KAREN GOLDEN

KAREN GOLDEN

Director of Global Facilities and Risk Management, Navistar, Inc.

Karen J. Golden is the Director of Global Facilities and Risk Management for Navistar, Inc. in Lisle, Illinois.  Navistar is a leading manufacturer of commercial trucks, buses, defense vehicles, and engines. Karen is responsible for all aspects of Navistar’s Risk Management function, including operational risk management, claims management, loss control, and traditional insurance procurement.  She also manages Harbour Assurance Company, Navistar’s captive insurance company domiciled in Bermuda. Karen has additional responsibilities in Global Facilities, including Real Estate, Security, Program Management, and Construction Activities at all global facilities. Karen coordinates the relationship between Facilities and FM Global, Navistar’s property insurer, to ensure appropriate life/safety protection and property preservation.

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JIM HAAS

JIM HAAS

Leader, Global Sales Team

Jim Haas joined Riskonnect in 2011 and currently leads Riskonnect’s global sales team. Throughout his career, Haas has experienced and managed risk as a claims adjuster, practitioner, consultant, and sales leader. Jim and his team are responsible for leading Riskonnect’s vision to drive growth and engagement in the Integrated Risk Management market.

WESLEY HYATT

WESLEY HYATT

Chief Client Officer, Global Risk Solutions, Liberty Mutual

Wesley Hyatt leads the Global Risk Solutions Client Executive team, which is charged with deeply understanding the evolving risks faced by clients, and helping them and their brokers fully benefit from Liberty Mutual’s suite of global products, services and capabilities. She also oversees the U.S. Client Service team, which provides day-to-day service support for large domestic policyholders and their brokers. Since joining Liberty in 2003, Wes has held a number of leadership roles in claims and account management, including Senior Vice President of Workers Compensation Claims. In this role, she led efforts to enhance Liberty’s worker’s comp business for the benefit of clients and their injured workers. In 2019, Wes was named a Woman to Watch by Business Insurance, and in 2020, she was recognized as a Woman in Insurance Leadership by Digital Insurance. 

ANGELA (ANGIE) ISLEY

ANGELA (ANGIE) ISLEY

Senior Client Executive at Origami Risk

Angela Isley has an account management, risk data analysis, and claims adjusting background that includes over 15 years of experience in implementing and supporting RMIS systems.  As a Senior Client Executive at Origami Risk, Angela is responsible for overseeing new system implementations, managing ongoing support services, and delivering innovative solutions to clients.

Prior to joining Origami Risk, Angela served as a Senior Account Manager with Risk Sciences Group where her functional and operational responsibilities included the implementation of client accounts with a primary focus on analytical issues, project & staff management, and the management of all aspects of account service.

Angela received a bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University. She also holds AIC and ARM designations.

CHRIS JOHNSTON

CHRIS JOHNSTON

Regional Executive – Midwest

Based in Chicago, Chris oversees the Midwest Region for Liberty Mutual’s Global Risk Solutions Group. Global Risk Solutions include the operating 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 acquisition of Ironshore. Prior to Liberty Mutual, Chris was Ironshore’s Regional Executive for the Midwest and led the Central Region Property team. Prior to Ironshore, Chris worked with Lexington Insurance Company on the Property team in the New York Region and Commonwealth Insurance in Vancouver, Canada. Chris has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Victoria. Chris is an avid skier, loves the outdoors, and has three boys – Patrick, Liam, and Finley with his wife Katherine.

DAVID KISTENBROKER

DAVID KISTENBROKER

Global Co-Chair of White Collar Securities Litigation, Dechert LLP

David H. Kistenbroker is Global Co-Leader of the white-collar and securities litigation practice of Dechert LLP and managing partner of the firm’s Chicago office. He represents publicly traded companies and their directors and officers in securities class actions, SEC investigations, internal investigations, and corporate governance disputes.

Mr. Kistenbroker is recognized annually by peers and clients across the country as a leading trial lawyer. He has been ranked by Chambers and Partners (2008-2021) and is currently listed in their top tier – Band 1 – for Illinois Securities Litigation where one enthused client describes him as “by far the best attorney, all around, that I have dealt with in my career.” He has been recommended for securities litigation by Benchmark Litigation (2008-2021) as “a very knowledgeable litigator in the shareholder derivatives space” and is currently one of the publication’s 2018 Litigation Stars. The Legal 500 US (2013-2021) recognizes him as a “Hall of Fame” lawyer in securities shareholder litigation and also lists him in their M&A: Defense and Corporate Investigations and White Collar categories. The National Association of Corporate Director’s Directorship 100 list (2010-2020) has included Mr. Kistenbroker as one of the most influential people in corporate governance and the boardroom. Mr. Kistenbroker has also been recognized by Lawdragon (2021) as among the top 500 leading lawyers in America.

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KIRSTEN LESTER

KIRSTEN LESTER

Chief Product Officer, myCOI

Kirsten Lester recently joined myCOI, where she leads product management, user experience, and development teams focused on delivering myCOI’s leading technology platform — backed by insurance experts — to protect companies from preventable, costly insurance claims through AI-driven compliance services. Prior to myCOI, Kirsten spent more than twenty years in software building and leading integration, services, and product teams.

MARCIA LINTON

MARCIA LINTON

Senior Vice President/National Casualty Analytics Practice Leader, USI Insurance Services

Marcia Linton is a Senior Vice President and National Casualty Analytics Practice Leader for USI Insurance Services. The casualty analytics practice provides casualty analytical consulting for risk management clients. Services include loss forecasting and accrual studies; collateral analysis; risk retention analysis; program comparisons and cash flow modeling; cost of risk allocation; and risk-bearing capacity analysis.

Marcia has over 20 years of experience with USI Insurance Services and its predecessors. Her prior experience includes work as an analytics consultant for a national broker, and as a commercial loan portfolio manager, and assistant branch manager in the commercial banking industry. She has been in financial services since 1988 and in the insurance industry since 1994. Marcia has an MBA in Risk Management and Finance from the University of Georgia and a B.S. in Finance from the University of Florida. She holds the Associate in Risk Management (ARM) and the Certified Risk Manager (CRM) designations.

Marcia has been a risk management featured speaker to a number of groups, including several presentations on Actuarial Reports and Collateral Analysis to the national Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) annual conference. She currently serves as a faculty member for the National Alliance Certified Risk Manager Program (Analysis Course).

JASON MEZYK

JASON MEZYK

Vice President of Risk & Insurance, Revantage

Jason is a Vice President of Risk & Insurance at Revantage.  In his role he supports the complex risk management programs and needs of Blackstone’s Real Estate portfolio companies. Blackstone is one of the largest real estate & private equity investment managers in the world, with real estate holdings excess of $187B across multiple asset classes in the US, Europe, and Asia.

Prior to joining Revantage, Jason held various roles within risk management including Global Logistic Properties (GLP) and First Industrial Realty Trust.

Jason received his degree in Finance from the University of Illinois in Champaign Urbana, and has an MBA from DePaul’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business.  He holds the (ARM) designation and is a past president of the Chicago RIMS Chapter.


PATRICK MILNAMOW

PATRICK MILNAMOW

Manager in the Insurance & Federal Claims Services (IFCS), Ernst & Young LLP

Patrick Milnamow is a Manager in the Insurance & Federal Claims Services (IFCS)
practice and is based in the New York, NY office. Patrick is dedicated to assisting
governmental, nonprofit, and corporate entities to expedite financial recovery and
mitigation after catastrophic loss through insurance claims and federal disaster
grant programs such as those offered by the Federal Emergency Management
Agency (FEMA) and Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

MATT O'MALLEY

MATT O'MALLEY

CPCU, RPLU U.S. Country Manager & President, East US Zone, AXA XL

Matthew V. O’Malley is U.S. Country Manager and President, Head of East U.S. Zone for AXA XL. In his role, Matt has broad oversight of AXA XL’s collective commercial and specialty business activity in the U.S. Insurance Market. Matt joined AXA XL in 2004. During his 25-year tenure in the insurance industry, he has held numerous underwriting and management positions including President of AXA XL’s North America Environmental and E&S Casualty businesses.


VISHNU NARAYANASAMY

VISHNU NARAYANASAMY

Senior Director, Data Science, Liberty Mutual/Helmsman Management Services

Vishnu Narayanasamy is a Senior Director of Data Science at Liberty Mutual. He currently leads a team of Data Scientists, Actuaries and Technologists that works on cutting edge AI and Machine Learning models to support the Claims & Actuarial groups within Liberty Mutual’s Commercial Insurance group. He has over 20 years of experience in predictive modeling & advanced analytics at several Fortune 100 companies


DIANE POLJAK

DIANE POLJAK

President, Marsh & McLennan Agency

Diane Poljak, an executive management leader, is President of Assurance, a Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC company. Tapping into over 20 years of industry experience, Diane is responsible for directing all property & casualty insurance practices, as well as overall sales management of the agency. As a result, Diane is charged with leading producer education and development as well as generating new property and casualty products that drive value to Assurance clients.


GLENN R. RAND

GLENN R. RAND

Partner, Co-Founder, RWH Myers & Company

Glenn R. Rand, CPA is a co-founder of RWH Myers. He is currently the partner-in-charge of the firm’s Chicago office, specializing in the quantification of large and complex business interruption, extra expense and property damage claims, builders risk claims, and cyber-attack claims. Since joining the loss-accounting profession in 1993, Mr. Rand has participated in the preparation and settlement of increasingly large and complex business interruption claims for corporate clients both domestic and international.

His clients represent a large mix of industry segments including healthcare, hospitality, high-technology, automotive, chemicals and plastics, retail, pulp and paper, manufacturing, government, and not-for-profit, among others. His forensic accounting experience has included analyzing business interruption values and exposures typically regarding ratable business interruption values, location BI Values, maximum foreseeable and probable maximum loss computations.


GINA ROTHWEILER

GINA ROTHWEILER

Senior Sales Executive, Origami Risk

Gina is a skilled, senior leader in risk management and technology with over 25 years of experience in risk management, consulting, client service, management, and sales. As a Senior Sales Executive at Origami Risk, Gina is responsible for delivering new business solutions to prospective clients. Prior to joining Origami Risk, Gina was a Senior Sales Executive at Riskonnect, where she was a sales leader and an integral part of the organization’s rapid growth and customer satisfaction. Gina holds a Pre-Law degree from Penn State University. She also has her ARM designation.

THERESA SEVERSON

THERESA SEVERSON

Vice President Insurance & Risk, Retail Properties of America, Inc.

RPAI is a publicly traded REIT that owns and operates high-quality open-air shopping centers, including properties with a mixed-use component. 

In her role, Ms. Severson oversees the insurance placement and risk management for both the operations and corporate exposures, claims management, and Business Continuity Plan.  In addition, she has led the formation of and management of several captive insurance companies.  Ms. Severson has been with RPAI since 2008.  Prior to joining RPAI, Mrs. Severson worked as an Insurance broker handling real estate owners and developer’s insurance programs. 

Mrs. Severson received her B.S. in Economics from Illinois State University and is a certified Management Liability Insurance Specialist.


HEMANT SHAH

HEMANT SHAH

Co-Founder and CEO, Archipelago

Archipelago is a technology company transforming how large commercial property owners use AI to digitize, manage and insure their exposures.

Prior to starting Archipelago in 2018, Hemant co-founded Risk Management Solutions (RMS) as a graduate student at Stanford University and grew it into the market-leading risk modeling firm serving the global insurance industry.

Hemant is passionate about risk and resiliency, and serves on the Board of the social venture, Build Change.

TROY D. SMITH

TROY D. SMITH

Claims Account Manager, Construction and Claim Director, Workers Compensation, Arch Insurance Group

Troy is responsible for client relationships for assigned Construction accounts related to claims oversight, TPA oversight, and service deliverables. He is a line of business expert for workers’ compensation and is dedicated to all business units.

Troy is responsible for strategic vendor oversight, litigation management, and driving claim outcomes. He provides oversight of TPA partners through various auditing mechanisms and remains informed on significant regulatory and legal changes in applicable jurisdictions.

GAVIN SOUTER

GAVIN SOUTER

Editor, Business Insurance

Gavin Souter is the editor of Business Insurance, where he leads the editorial operations of the magazine and website. He has worked as a financial journalist for more than 30 years. He joined Business Insurance’s London office as a reporter in 1991, after working at financial magazines in the United Kingdom. He transferred to New York in 1993, where he held various roles and moved to Chicago in 2004 after being named managing editor. He was promoted to editor in 2011.

TODD SUTHERLAND

TODD SUTHERLAND

Senior Vice President with AXA XL

Todd Sutherland is Senior Vice President with AXA XL, serving as its Regional Executive, US North Central since March 2018. AXA XL’s North Central Region consists of 12 states including Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Kentucky, and West Virginia.

Based in Chicago, Mr. Sutherland leads the regional Broker and Client Management team in Chicago, working with AXA XL brokers and clients throughout the North Central region of the US, to give them easy access to AXA XL’s multi-line property, casualty, professional, and specialty insurance coverages claim expertise, and risk management services. Mr. Sutherland joined AXA XL after 12 years with Allied World where he led a Chicago-based team in developing and implementing a national distribution plan to grow profitably throughout the region. A 25+ year insurance industry career includes tenure with Axis Capital, Kemper Insurance, and AIG. He is a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, OH, where he earned a degree in finance.  Mr. Sutherland lives in Wilmette, IL with his wife Jill and 2 sons.

ANNEMARIE TOWLE

ANNEMARIE TOWLE

Global Captive Solutions Leader, Hylant

She has over 25 years of experience with diverse projects and has worked with captives and other alternative risk transfer vehicles in many key onshore and offshore domiciles. Prior to joining Hylant, Anne Marie was in Senior leadership positions with JLT, Willis Towers Watson, and in a public accounting and tax firm, where she provided consultancy services to captive owners. Anne Marie manages client projects through feasibility and implementation processes in structuring captives and managing their accounting and tax compliance functions. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Vermont Captive Insurance Association (VCIA), Vice-Chair for the North Carolina Captive Insurance Association (NCCIA), and the International Center for Captive Insurance Education (ICCIE).

Tami Earnhart is a partner in the Labor and Employment Group and Health Care
Group of IceMiller. She represents employers in all aspects of employment and labor law, including discrimination and other litigation, claims filed with administrative agencies, and labor arbitrations. She helps employers avoid employment disputes, when possible, and advises companies in making personnel decisions and creating policies in compliance with state and federal laws, including FMLA, COVID, and affirmative action policies.

DOUGLAS TURK

DOUGLAS TURK

Managing Director, Specialty, NFP

Doug Turk is a Managing Director at NFP, a leading insurance broker and consultant that provides specialized property and casualty, employee benefits, retirement, and individual private client solutions. He has 24 years of experience and leads all national Property and Casualty specialty groups and programs. Doug is a published author and a featured speaker on business and marketing strategy and technology.

JOEL VERTANEN

JOEL VERTANEN

Senior Manager, Insurance & Federal Claims Services (IFCS), Ernst & Young, LLP

Joel Vertanen is a Senior Manager at Ernst & Young in the Insurance & Federal Claims Services (IFCS) practice in the Columbus, OH office. Joel has over 10 years of experience and his focus is in assisting clients with financial recovery through insurance claims, FEMA, and other federal disaster grant programs.

Joel has assisted policyholders with the preparation and settlement of property damage, business interruption, service interruption, and extra expense claims.

He assisted one of the world’s largest food manufacturers with a business interruption, extra expense, and property damage claim resulting from a global cyber attack.

Joel also has experience providing investigative and advisory services on a wide range of matters including fraud and corruption investigations, anti-bribery, revenue recognition, economic and financial damages, fraudulent financial reporting, mortgage fraud, foreclosure reviews, and anti-money laundering investigations, and business as usual monitoring support.

STEVE WAGNER

STEVE WAGNER

Vice President, Senior Consultant- Claims Advocacy, Marsh Advisory Practice

Steve is a Vice President and Senior Consultant of Claims Advocacy within the Marsh Advisory Practice.  His focus is to design claim service models, along with implement, and deliver claims advisory, claims advocacy, client services, and risk management techniques to insured and self-insured clients.  Steve’s areas of expertise are property, casualty, and professional liability claims. He assists and leads clients in the resolution of high exposure and complex claims through strategic engagement with the carrier and client. Steve also participates in coverage analysis, claim reviews, and addresses claim service issues with carriers and third-party administrators to successfully advocate on behalf of clients.

JACQUELINE A. WATERS, ESQ

JACQUELINE A. WATERS, ESQ

Managing Director & Practice Leader Financial Services Group Legal & Claims Practice Aon

Jackie is a Managing Director and Practice Leader within our Financial Services Group Legal & Claims Practice. She co-leads the team of attorneys and claims advocates who manage claims for Aon FSG clients.

As the practice leader, she oversees the Legal & Claims team assigned to work with the client in the claim advocacy process. She advises clients on policy wording and drafting issues claims trends in all the management liability lines, and developments at the insurers in terms of claims departments and claims handling. She is also involved in the negotiation of more sensitive and significant claims.

Jackie is an expert in insurance coverage, with a focus on the management liability lines, including D&O, EPL, fiduciary, cyber, fidelity, and E&O coverages.  She assists and consults with clients in interpreting a carriers’ coverage position, attends mediations, and negotiates resolutions to coverage disputes. She is a frequent speaker and presenter at industry conferences and events in her specialty.

In 2021 Jackie became a member of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society Board of Trustees.

Prior to joining Aon in 2004, Jackie was an attorney at Wilson Elser, practicing in the insurance coverage group. Jackie first began working in the industry in 1995, practicing at Chicago law firms representing carriers in the management liability lines of coverage.

Jackie earned a B.S. degree in Music Education from the University of Minnesota and her J.D. from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law.

ROSS WHEELER

ROSS WHEELER

Regional Managing Director, Aon

Ross serves as the co-leader of the Financial Services Group for the Central Region and has oversight for the region’s placement of over $600 million in annual premium for financial lines. In addition to his management role overseeing business processes, personnel, and other critical financial and operational issues, Ross is responsible for servicing accounts, new business development, and managing insurer relationships. Ross is also a member of the FSG Executive Council.

Ross’ areas of expertise include Directors & Officers Liability, Employment Practices, Fiduciary, Fidelity, and Special Crime Insurance.  His team represents a diverse portfolio of clients within various industries and Ross works directly with many Fortune 500 companies and other complex placements.  Ross was recently recognized as a 2019 Power Broker by Risk and Insurance ®

Ross joined Aon in June 1998 and now has over 23 years of experience in various roles within the Financial Services Group. Ross previously worked for NationsBank on the trading floor at The Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Ross earned a BA degree from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, and an MBA from The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois

JOHN WHITE

JOHN WHITE

Senior Director, Global Clients, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty

John White began his career with Allianz in 1997 by opening and establishing the Chicago and Midwest operations for Allianz. He ran the Chicago office until 2003 when he took the position as Head of Broker Management. He held that position until 2013 when he became entirely Client Management focused today is a Senior Client Director for Global Clients. Having begun his career with Fireman’s Fund – John’s tenure with the Allianz Group totals 38 years.

BILL WILKINS

BILL WILKINS

Vice President and Chief Risk & Analytics Officer, Safety National

Vice President and Chief Risk & Analytics Officer at SafetyNational®. Also serves as the Co-Chair of the Data Analytics Committee. Responsible for oversight of Data Analytics & Enterprise Risk Management Department operations, including recommending and advising senior management on department policies and procedures. Bill joined Safety National in 2008, formerly serving as Commercial Lines Pricing and Product Development, Chief Reserving & Appointed Actuary, and Enterprise Risk Management & Commercial Lines Pricing Actuary, until being named Vice President and Chief Risk & Predictive Analytics Officer in 2021. Prior to joining Safety National, Bill held various executive actuarial roles with global and regional carriers. Bill has been a speaker or panelist at various industry conferences and has contributed to articles on industry-related topics.

SHARON WOLFE, CPA

SHARON WOLFE, CPA

Partner, Co-Founder

Sharon Pisko Wolfe, CPA, co-founder of RWH Myers is currently the Partner in
charge of the Connecticut Office and Director of Litigation Services for the firm,
providing forensic accounting services with complex loss calculations for
predominately multinational corporate policyholders.

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SEUNG YOO

SEUNG YOO

Director of Global Risk and Property Management, Regal Beloit Corporation

Responsible for the development and implementation of a comprehensive global enterprise risk management program and real property administration to effectively manage the company’s insured property assets and protect the company from all potential or foreseeable operating risks. His past roles include US Risk Manager for Takeda Pharmaceuticals, underwriter at Chubb, and broker at ECBM. Seung received his B.A. in Risk Management and Insurance at Temple University and holds the CPCU ARM-E and ARe designations.