Program
Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
November 12-13, 2018 (Monday and Tuesday)
Chicago Marriott Magnificent Mile
540 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
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Agenda

The 2018 Chicagoland Risk Forum committee is proud to present our exceptional conference agenda with this year’s speaker line up as shown below. Check back to see updates for our sessions that are to be announced.

Monday, November 12, 2018
8:30am - 11:30am

Ethics Training
Cal McCarty, National Director of Sales, ServiceMaster DSI
SALON H

9:30am - 11:30am

Coffee Break
BALLROOM FOYER

9:30am - 7:30pm Exhibit Hall Opens
SALON ABCD
9:45am - 11:45am Industry Roundtables
DENVER/HOUSTON, SCOTTSDALE, LA, KANSAS CITY AND MIAMI ROOMS
10:30am - 11:45am Student/Mentor Introductory Session
Phil Norton, Vice Chairman of the Midwest Region, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.; National Managing Director for the Management Liability Practice of Gallagher
GREAT AMERICA 1 & 2

11:30am - 1:00pm Lunch Buffet
EXHIBIT HALLS ABCD

12:15pm - 1:00pm Keynote Speaker
Greg Schwem,  a 22 year stand up comedy veteran
SALONS EFGH
Transition
  Emerging Risks Track Risk Control Track Risk Finance Track Enterprise Risk Management Track
Session One:
1:15pm - 2:15pm

Emerging Risk Management and Coverage Challenges Presented by the Internet of Things and Vendor Breach Events
John D. Hackett, Partner, Cassiday Schade, LLP; Kenneth K. Suh, Technology Media and Business Services, Beazley Group; Margaret A. Shipitalo, Partner, Cassiday Schade, LLP.

Strategies for Corporate Reputation Meltdowns and Weaponized Social Media
John Kelly, CEO, Hanover Stone Partners; Nir Kossovsky, CEO, Steel City Re.

Data Analytics in the Real World - How RGIS used Data Analytics and Telematics to Reduce Auto and Work Comp Losses
Kristen Cooper, Director of Safety, RGIS Corporation; Catherine Kosin, Senior Vice President, Detroit Market Leader, Oswald Companies; Bill Rudersdorf, Senior Risk Strategist, AIG.

Fight Fraud or Be A Target
Marcus Doyle, CEO, VRC Investigations; Paul Brandel, Risk and Claims Manager, Eby-Brown Company.

DENVER/HOUSTON SCOTTSDALE LA KANSAS CITY
Coffee Break - Exhibit Halls ABCD
Session Two:
3:00pm - 4:00pm

Internally Marketing Your Way To Success: The Risk Professional as Advisor
Liz Walker, Director, Enterprise Risk and Global Insurance, Groupon, Inc.; Mary Friedl, Insurance and Claims Manager, Redbox Automated Retail LLC.

 

Working in Harmony with Your Legal Department to Protect the Company's Bottom Line
Iryna Sladkevych, Risk and Insurance Manager, Essendant; Matthew Jeweler, Counsel, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

Using Analytics to Reduce Total Cost of Risk
Jessica Wacek, Senior Vice President, Marsh, Inc.; Jaci Mennenga, Manager - Corporate Risk Management, COUNTRY Financial.

Embedding ERM into Company Strategy and Process
Dan Kugler, Vice President, Enterprise Risk Management, REV Group; Frank Strenk, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Risk Management, Lockton Chicago.

DENVER/HOUSTON SCOTTSDALE LA KANSAS CITY
Transition
Session Three:
4:15pm - 5:15pm

Future of Work
Daniel Mason, Director, Talent & Rewards, Willis Towers Watson.

Active Shooter/Armed Intruder: Preparing For - Responding To - And Recovering
Cal McCarty, National Director, ServiceMaster Recovery Management; Steve Wilder, Senior Risk Manager / President, Sorensen & Wilder.

Building Resiliency through a Virtual Simulation
Connor Gormley, Staff Vice President, Manager, External Partner Training, FM Global.

Developing Alternative and Strategic Approach to Medicare Compliance for your Casualty Program
Thomas S. Thornton, Attorney, Carr Allison PC; Michael Chmielewski, Corporate Risk & Insurance Manager, Ace Hardware Corporation.

DENVER/HOUSTON SCOTTSDALE   KANSAS CITY
5:30pm Exhibitor Reception - EXHIBIT HALLS ABCD
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
7:30am - 2:00pm Exhibit Hall is Open
SALONS ABCD
7:00am - 8:00am Breakfast Buffet
EXHIBIT HALLS ABCD
  Claims Management Track Risk Control Track Risk Finance Track Enterprise Risk Management Track
Session Four:
8:00am - 9:00am

The Wind Blew, The Earth Shook, The River Rose and My Claim is Still Not Paid
Shoba Rajanahally, President, Inland Risk and Insurance Management Services, Inc.; Lance J. Ewing, EVP Global Risk Management, Cotton Holdings, Inc.

Flood Coverage – Best Practices for Contract Certainty and Requisite Coverage
James English, Regional Vice President - Property, Gallagher; Don Desender, Jr., Director, Risk Manager & Compliance, White Castle.

Reducing Total Cost of Risk via a Well-Designed Cost of Risk Allocation System
Mike Chmielewski, Corporate Risk Manager, Ace Hardware; Jeff Doffing, Deputy Group Managing Director & Actuary, Aon Global Risk Consulting, Jessica Morgan, Vice President Risk & Safety, ABM Industries.

When Artificial Intelligence Goes Awry
Kate Brown, Senior Vice President, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions.

DENVER/HOUSTON SCOTTSDALE LA KANSAS CITY
 
Session Five:
9:15am - 10:15am

Future of Mass-Tort Long-Tail Litigation
Ronald Fiesta, Senior Risk Manager, Brunswick Corporation; James Dorion, Head of Liability Claim Consulting & Carrier Relations, Willis Towers Watson; Stephen Hoke, Founding Partner, Hoke LLC, Armando Carlo III, Attorney, Director in the Risk Management & Insurance Department, The Boeing Company; Claudia Temple, Principal Consultant, Temple Consulting.

Line Supervisor Safety Accountabilities
Maryann Johnson, MEHS, ARM, ASP, Sr. Risk Control Manager, Safety National.

"So you want to be my TPA?" The 5 Questions You Should Ask Your TPA Today (that you haven't asked before.)
Joe Powell, VP Analytics, Gallagher Bassett; Gia Sawko, Vice President, Quality Management, Gallagher Bassett.

 

Expectations Versus Realization - Before the Storm and After the Storm
Mitchell Dane-Henry, Claims Manager, Retail Properties of America; Theresa Severson, VP Insurance and Risk, Retail Properties of America, Lesa Medeiros; Vice President, Real Estate & Construction, JLT Specialty USA; Sarah Sherman, Executive Vice President, Property Practice Leader, JLT Specialty USA.

 

DENVER/HOUSTON SCOTTSDALE LA KANSAS CITY
Coffee Break - EXHIBIT HALLS ABCD
Session Six:
10:45am - 11:45am

The Perfect Storm: Hurricane Maria
Kenneth Ritter, Principal, Quantum Global Advisors; Michelle Pienta, Senior Manager, Quantum Global Advisors; Jason Mezyk, V.P. Risk Management, GLP.

Risk Control Strategies to Drive Down TCOR: Leveraging the Digital Environment
Christopher Iovino, CSP, ARM, Managing Director, Aon/Casualty Risk Consulting; Mike Panfil, Managing Director, Aon/Property Risk Consulting.

Is Under-reported Pain Driving Up Your Claim Costs? How Office Ergonomics Can Support Effective Claim Validation And Evaluation
 

Managing the Continuing Change and Threat of Cyber Risk
Kevin Richards, Managing Director, Global Head of Cyber Risk Consulting at Marsh Risk Consulting.

DENVER/HOUSTON SCOTTSDALE LA KANSAS CITY
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch & Keynote Speaker
SALONS EFGH