Introducing the 2022 CRF Speakers!

Gina Brown

Gina Brown

Insurance Partnerships Manager | myCOI

Increasing the Value to Risk Management

Gina Brown is the Insurance Partnerships Manager at myCOI. As a 27-year insurance veteran and previous independent Insurance Agency President and Founder — just hosting a birthday party or going out to eat becomes a lesson in risk and exposure! When she isn’t reading and interpreting policy language or researching case law, Gina enjoys spending time with her family. 

 

Anjali Das

Anjali Das

Partner | Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker, LLP

Cyber Threats and Trends in 2022

Anjali Das has been instrumental in the unprecedented growth of Wilson Elser’s cybersecurity & data privacy capabilities in terms of both the number of dedicated cyber attorneys and areas of cyber expertise. She is a recognized authority on the key factors of cyber-defense, including incident response, privacy compliance and risk management, regulatory investigations and enforcement actions, and the defense of nationwide Data Breach Class Actions. Co-chair of Wilson Elser’s national Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Practice and a respected member of the firm since 1999, Anjali is in high demand to provide oversight of cyber crisis management and incident response by clients victimized by a data breach, and those that struggle with high-stakes risk.

Don Delves

Don Delves

Executive Compensation / Board Advisory Practice Leader, North America | Willis Towers Watson

Navigating ESG: Corporate Governance, Risk Management, and the Board

Don Delves is a Managing Director and Practice Leader for Executive Compensation and Board Advisory, North America for WTW’s Work and Rewards Line of Business. Based in Chicago, Don is a leading expert and highly sought-after consultant and speaker on corporate governance and executive pay and performance, with over 30 years’ experience consulting with major corporate boards and executive teams across the country.

Anne Fentress

Anne Fentress

Senior Risk and Insurance Specialist | myCOI

Increasing the Value to Risk Management

Anne Fentress is myCOI’s in-house Risk & Insurance Specialist. 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!

Larry Fine

Larry Fine

Management Liability Coverage Leader | FINEX North America - WTW

Navigating ESG: Corporate Governance, Risk Management, and the Board

Lawrence Fine is the Management Liability Coverage Leader for WTW’s FINEX North America practice, with prior experience at law firms and with AIG. He has more than 30 years of legal and insurance industry experience, particularly in relation to Directors and Officers Liability, Professional Liability, Employment Practices Liability, and Fiduciary Liability. Larry’s experience includes serving as Global Head of Professional Liability and D&O Claims at AIG, and as Claims Chief Technical Officer, Larry helped write all of AIG’s Financial Lines policies and many endorsements which are still in use.

Chris Hammond

Chris Hammond

Senior Manager, Compliance & Risk Management | Stepan Company

Navigating ESG: Corporate Governance, Risk Management, and the Board

Chris Hammond is the Global Compliance & Risk Manager for Stepan Company, a manufacturer of specialty chemicals headquartered in Northbrook, Illinois, and is Chair of the Sustainability Committee for the American Cleaning Institute. He has over 20 years of experience in the chemical manufacturing industry and works at the intersection of insurance risk, enterprise risk management, and ESG for Stepan.

Kelly Harkcom

Kelly Harkcom

Director, Employee Experience | Willis Towers Watson

Navigating ESG: Corporate Governance, Risk Management, and the Board

Kelly Harkcom, Ph.D., is a Director in Employee Experience at WTW.  With almost two decades of consulting experience, Kelly specializes in the design and implementation of strategies to optimize the employee experience in order to minimize people risk and, ultimately, impact organizational performance, including the Social aspects ESG. Kelly has led large-scale global employee research initiatives for some of WTW’s top clients in a variety of industries. Some of Kelly’s notable work includes partnering with business leaders and human resource business partners to design agile employee listening strategies; redefine how organizations attract, engage, and retain critical talent for future success; and align organizational culture to support strategic business and people priorities.

Jonathan Little

Jonathan Little

Director, FINEX Growth Leader | Willis Towers Watson

Navigating ESG: Corporate Governance, Risk Management, and the Board

Jonathan Little is WTW’s Midwest Growth Leader for the FINEX business. He has over 17 years’ experience providing risk management solutions to public and large private companies, and non-profit organizations, specializing in marketing, consulting and negotiating management liability insurance, and advising clients on insurance coverage issues including ESG.

David Ross

David Ross

Partner and Co-Chair, Class Action practice | Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker, LLP

Cyber Threats and Trends in 2022

David Ross has worked with clients to prepare and implement a comprehensive defense strategy in response to state and nationwide class actions and mass actions, other complex litigation or demands, or investigations by government regulators or prosecutors. He represents clients in all aspects of complex civil litigation before federal and state courts and in alternative dispute forums. David has advised clients in advance of and while defending individual and class actions involving product liability issues such as defective vehicles, improperly labeled food products, medical testing and improper packaging, and class actions involving privacy and improper care. He also has worked on recall procedures and served as the NHTSA-approved auditor for a manufacturer as part of a resolution with the government.

Jennifer Stegmaier

Jennifer Stegmaier

Of Counsel, Sr. Litigator and member of Cybersecurity & Data Privacy practice | Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker, LLP

Cyber Threats and Trends in 2022

Jennifer Stegmaier is experienced at representing clients in data privacy class-action litigation and regulatory investigations. She has defended third-party claims brought by individuals throughout the country whose personally identifiable information (PII) or protected health information (PHI) has been compromised in a data security incident. In addition, she has handled numerous investigations by law enforcement and state and federal regulators, including state attorneys general and HHS/OCR for HIPAA violations. Jennifer advises clients on cybersecurity and data privacy breach response following a cybersecurity incident, assesses overall risk and compliance, and helps to remediate cybersecurity issues.