2021 Chicagoland Risk Forum Agenda – Thursday, September 16th

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Registration and Continental Breakfast  – Telegram Lounge

8:00 AM – 8:45 AM

Student/Mentor Introductory Session – The Library


8:45 AM – 9:35 AM

Four (4) Sessions (Risk Professionals Only) lead by four senior executives:

Round Table #1 – Sponsored by Sompo International
Matt Burns, EVP, Middle Market & Small Business Leader, Sompo GRS

Facilitator: Katie Rabs
Location:  Marquee East

Round Table #2 – Sponsored by AXA XL
Speaker: Todd Sutherland, Head of Central U.S. Zone, AXA XL, a division of AXA 

Facilitator: Andy Adams
Marquee West

Round Table #3 – Sponsored by Liberty Mutual Insurance
Speaker: Chris Johnston, SVP, Regional Executive Midwest / Liberty Mutual Insurance / Global Risk Solutions

Facilitator: Kelly Croll
Location:  Pony Express North

Round Table #4 – Sponsored by Allianz
Speaker: John White, Senior Director, Global Clients, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty

Facilitator: Theresa Severson
Location:  Pony Express South

    10:00 AM – 12:10 PM

    General Session – Marquee East & West

    10:00 – 10:15am: Welcome Remarks – Chicagoland Risk Forum Co-Chairs Gail Bartholomew and Robert Benvenuto

    • 10:15 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.:  Insurance Industry Leadership Panel (Moderated by Gavin Souter, Editor, Business Insurance)
      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; Matthew Burns, EVP, Middle Market & Small Business Leader, Sompo GRS; Wesley Hyatt, Chief Client Officer, Global Risk Solutions, Liberty Mutual Insurance; Matt O’Malley, CPCU, RPLU, U.S. Country Manager and President, East U.S. Zone, AXA XL

    • 11:20 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.:  Innovation & Cutting-Edge Risk Solutions Panel (Moderated by Jason Mezyk, Vice President of Risk & Insurance at Revantage.)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; Hemant Shah, Co-Founder, and CEO, Archipelago

    12:20 PM – 1:10 PM

    Luncheon – Telegram Lounge

    1:10 PM – 2:00PM

    General Session Continues – Marquee East & West

    1:10 – 2:00 p.m.: Claim Trends & Analytics Panel (Moderated by Theresa Severson, Vice President Insurance and Risk, Retail Properties of America)
    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

    2:00 PM – 2:15 PM

    Coffee Break – The Telegram Lounge

    2:15 PM – 5:15 PM

    Breakout Sessions

    2:15 – 3:05 p.m. Breakout Session 1

    Session A

    Pony Express North & South

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

    Speakers: Gina Rothweiler, Senior Sales Executive, Origami Risk; Angela (Angie) Isley, Senior Client Executive at Origami Risk

    Session B

    Marquee West

    D&O Claim Trends and Market Outlook 


    Speakers:  Jacqueline Waters, Moderator, Managing Director & Practice Leader, Aon Financial Services Group, Legal & Claims Practice; David Kistenbroker, Global Co-Head White Collar and Securities Litigation Group, Dechert LLP; Karen Golden, Director of Risk Management, Navistar, Inc. Ross Wheeler, Regional Managing Director, Aon Financial Services Group

    Session C

    Marquee East

    Integrating Risk Insights: A Multi-Dimensional Risk Perspective

    Speaker: Scott Chandler, GRC Consultant, OneTrust GRC

    3:20 – 4:10 p.m. Breakout Session 2

    Session A

    Pony Express North & South

    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

    Marquee West

    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

    Risk Management Practices around Marijuana

    Speakers: Troy D. Smith, CPCU, Claims Account Manager, Construction, Arch Insurance Group; Steve Wagner, Vice President, Senior Claims Advisor at Marsh & McLennan Companies

    4:20 – 5:15 p.m. Breakout Session 3

    Session A

    Pony Express North & South

    Business Interruption 360

    Speakers: Jeff EsperNational Director, Marketing & Business Development, RWH Myers; Sharon Wolfe, Partner, Co-Founder, RWH Myers

    Session B

    Marquee West

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

    Speakers: Ted AllenMidwest Regional Technical Resource Leader, USI Insurance ServicesMarcia LintonSenior Vice President and Nat’l Casualty Analytics Practice Leader, USI Insurance Services

    Session C

    Marquee East

    Measuring Law Firm Performance


    Speaker: James Stevenson Partner, Wiedner & McAuliffe, Ltd.

    5:30 – 7:30 PM

    Cocktail Reception – Rooftop