2021 Chicagoland Risk Forum Agenda – Thursday, September 16th

8:00 AM

Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM

10:00 AM

Risk Manager Round Tables

  • 9:00 – 9:50 a.m.:  Four (4) Sessions By Invitation Only

General Session

  • 10:00 – 10:15 a.m.:  Welcome Remarks – Chicagoland Risk Forum Co-Chairs

  • 10:15 – 11:05 a.m.:  Insurance Industry Leadership Panel
    A panel of four senior executives from the largest insurers discuss the state of the insurance industry and the hottest topics impacting our industry.

    Panelists Include:  John White, Senior Director, Global Clients, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty; David A. Carter, Executive Vice President, Chief Underwriting Officer, Sompo Global Risk Solutions; Wesley Hyatt, Chief Client Officer, Global Risk Solutions, Liberty Mutual Insurance

  • 11:20 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.:  Innovation & Cutting-Edge Risk Solutions Panel
    This interactive panel discusses how innovative risk and insurance solutions are being used to solve complex risks facing mid-size and large companies.

    Panelists Include:  Erin Boulware, Director, Risk & Analytics, Willis Towers Watson; Diane Poljak, President, Assurance; Douglas Turk, Managing Director, Specialty, NFP

12:20 PM


1:10 PM

General Session Continues

  • 1:10 – 2:00 p.m.: Claim Trends & Analytics Panel
    This interactive panel examines adverse trends impacting claims and how analytic tools are being deployed to better manage outcomes.

    Panelists Include:  Erin Fiore, Partner, Hennessy & Roach; Diana Blaha, Chief Marketing Officer, CorVel Corporation; Bill Wilkins, Vice President and Chief Risk & Analytics Officer, Safety National

2:15 PM

Breakout Sessions

2:15 – 3:05 p.m. Breakout Session 1

Session A

Pony Express North

Becoming a Data-Driven Risk Manager and Enhancing Your Department’s Value Across the Enterprise

Speakers: Gina Rothweiler, Senior Sales Executive, Origami Risk & Paul Brandel, Risk Manager, US Foods

Session B

Pony Express South


Session C

Marquee East

Risk Management Practices around Marijuana

Speakers: Paul F. Meleedy, J.D. ARM, Claims Director, Arch Insurance Group & Steve Wagner, Vice President, Senior Claims Advisor at Marsh & McLennan Companies

3:25 – 4:15 p.m. Breakout Session 2

Session A

Pony Express North

Risk Management Concerns Post COVID: Protecting People and Assets- Best Practices

Speakers: AnneMarie Towle, Global Captive Solutions Leader, Hylant & Seung Yoo, Risk Manager, Regal Beloit & Tami Earnhart, Partner, Labor Employment & Healthcare, COVID Task Force, IceMiller

Session B

Pony Express South

Leveraging Technology for Better Risk Synergy

Speakers: Kirsten Lester, Chief Product Officer, myCOI; Jeremiah Chambers, Vice President of Sales, myCOI; Anne Fentress, Risk & Insurance Specialist, myCOI

Session C

Marquee East

Integrating Risk Insights: A Multi-Dimensional Risk Perspective

Speaker: Scott Chandler, GRC Consultant, OneTrust GRC

4:30 – 5:20 p.m. Breakout Session 3

Session A

Pony Express North

Business Interruption 360

Speakers: Jeff Esper, National Director, Marketing & Business Development, RWH Myers; Glenn Rand, Partner, Co-Founder, RWH Myers

Session B

Pony Express South

The ART of Risk Finance: How The right Analytic Tools Can Help You Deploy Your Risk Capital Most Efficiently.

Speakers: Ted Allen, Midwest Regional Technical Resource Leader, USI Insurance Services; Marcia Linton, Senior Vice President and Nat’l Casualty Analytics Practice Leader, USI Insurance Services

Session C

Marquee East

Claims in the Age of COVID-19

Speakers: Patrick Milnamow, Manager, Ernst & Young; Mike Clavin, Senior Director, Ascension Health Systems

5:30 PM

Cocktail Reception