Speakers

This is a partial list of speakers and panelists, updated on May 1

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Dominic Addesso

Dom Addesso currently serves on the boards of Enact Holdings as non-executive Chairman, BMS Re as non-executive Chairman, BMS Group LTD, Core Specialty Holdings and Amynta Group.

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Albert J. Beer

Al is the Michael J. Kevaney/ XL Chair at the
Greenberg School of Risk Management of St. John's University. He is a Director of Aspen Bermuda Ltd., United Educators and Aspen Insurance Holdings Ltd. 

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Bill Bloom

Bill is a Director of Duck Creek Technologies. Until October 2021, Bill was EVP of Technology, Data & Analytics, Claims, and Operations at The Hartford.

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Brian Brown, FCAS, MAAA

Brian is an Equity Principal and Consulting Actuary with Milliman. He previously served as Chair of the Casualty Actuarial Society. With over three decades of experience in pricing, reserving, calculating environmental liabilities and reserve certification, he has significant experience with the global insurance and reinsurance industry.

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Maureen Brundage

Maureen serves on the Board of Directors and Audit Committee of MAPFRE U.S.A. Corp.For over 10 years, Maureen was part of the C-suite at Chubb Corporation, serving as Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary & Chief Ethics Officer, as well as a director of several subsidiaries. 

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Mark Browne

Mark has served as Faculty Chair of the Greenburg School of Risk Management at St. John's University since August 2013. Previously he was a Professor of Business at the University of Wisconsin. He earned his BsE, MA and PhD at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Brett Carter

Brett is a Managing Partner at The Jacobson Group. Previously he served as Diversity Partner for Munich Re. He career includes assignments at American Modern Home, Founders Insurance, Travelers Insurance and State Farm.

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Brian Cohen

Brian is CEO of Arden Insurance Services, a Managing General Agency specializing in Community Associations. He previously was an Operating Partner at Altamont Capital Partners.

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Nora Crouch

Nora is a member of the Board of Directors of Richmond National, the holding company for Richmond National Insurance Company. She previously served as Chief Accounting Officer for Markel Corporation

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Sue Davies

Sue is Chief Human Resources Officer for Markel Corporation. She leads the global HR function and is an executive sponsor of Markel’s Global Diversity and Inclusion Steering Committee.

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Ciro DeFalco

Ciro is an Executive Advisor at G58 Capital. Previously he served as Chief Financial Officer of The Navigators Group, Inc. until its sale to The Hartford in May 2019. Prior to Navigators, he served as Senior Vice President and Group Planning Officer for White Mountains Reinsurance Group.

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Brian Duperreault

Brian served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of American International Group until February 2021. He previously served as Chairman and CEO of Hamilton Insurance Group and ACE Limited, and as President and CEO of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.

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Jieqiu Fan, FCAS

Jieqiu  is a Senior Financial Analyst in AM Best’s property/casualty ratings division, where she is responsible for the financial rating of a portfolio of property & casualty insurance companies. Prior to joining AM Best in 2016, Jieqiu was a rating analyst for Standard & Poor’s.

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Stan Galanski

Stan is President and CEO of G58 Capital; Board Chair of Coaction Global, Inc; and a Director of Aviva's Canadian subsidiaries. He previously  was President and CEO of The Navigators Group, Inc. and Intercargo Corporation and New Hampshire Insurance Company,

Charlie Gall

Charles Gall

Charlie is an Associate Partner at Ward Group,  a subsidiary of Aon, specializing in the benchmarking of operating costs for property/casualty insurers. He previously served as Controller and Project Manager for Liberty Mutual.

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Karin Hirtler-Garvey

Karin is Chair of the Audit Committee of USAA and Coaction Global, Inc. (formerly ProSight Specialty) and Victory Capital Holdings Chair of the Risk Committee and Compensation Committee of USAA Federal Savings Bank; and Chair of the Audit and Compensation Committees of PhoenixFIN Corp.

Michael Lagomarsino

Michael Lagomarsino

Michael is Senior Director of the Property/Casualty ratings division of A.M. Best, managing an analytical team that provides ratings coverage for a diverse group of domestic and multinational property/casualty insurers. Additionally, he and his team specialize in analyzing and assigning ratings to debt securities issued by insurance companies

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Christine LaSala

Christine is a Director of Beazley PLC and Sedgwick. Previously she served as Chair of Willis Towers Watson North America and as President and CEO of WTC Captive Insurance Company

Samuel Liss

Sam is a Managing Principal at Whitegate Partners LLC and is a Director of Argo Group and Verisk Analytics, Inc. He is an adjunct Professor at Columbia University Law School and New York University Stern School of Business.

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Scott Littlejohn

Scott is Head of Insurance Investment Banking – Americas for Deutsche Bank and has over 25 years of insurance strategic advisory and capital markets experience. His previous assignment included Greenhill & Co. and a 15 year tenure at Citigroup. He is a Director of American Property Insurance.

Denise Lowsley

Denise is Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for The Hanover Insurance Group. She was previously SVP and Chief Human Resources Officer of The Navigators Group, Inc. and International Human Resource Manager for Liberty Mutual.

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John Lucker

John is EVP -Chief Strategy & Analytics Officer for Universal Shield Insurance Group. He formerly was Principal and Global Advanced Analytics Market Leader for Deloitte

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LoriAnn Lowery-Biggers

LoriAnn is CEO and co-founder of BellaVaughn, Inc. and a Director of Brown & Riding, Copper Point Mutual Insurance Company and BMS Re. She previously was Executive Vice President of The Navigators Group, Inc. and President of Lloyd's North America.

Richard Mayock

Rich is a Managing Partner at PWC. He has served as the Engagement Partner for many regional and global insurance companies.

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Gail McGiffin

Gail provides information technology advisory services through GEM Advisors and has previously served as CIO of Vantage Group Holdings and ProSight Specialty Insurance.

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Matt Mosher, CERA, FCAS, MAAA

Matthew Mosher is the President and Chief Executive Officer for AM Best Rating Services, Inc. and a Director of AM Best Company, Inc., AM Best Rating Services, Inc., and all of AM Best’s rating subsidiaries. Prior to assuming his current role in July 2019, Matt served as Chief Operating Officer.

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Maroun Mourad

Maroun is President of Global Underwriting at Verisk. His previous assignments within the industry include serving as CEO of General Insurance Middle East for Zurich and Chief Operating Officer of Arch Re Ltd.

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Richard Poirier

Richard is President and CEO of Church Mutual Insurance Company. He previously served as Senior Vice President Claims,Agency Markets for Liberty Mutual and was Divisional Senior Vice President for Wausau Insurance

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Jim Porcari

Since 2010, Jim has been Founder an Managing Partner of International Resources International. Previously he was SVP Farmers / Chief Claims Officer of 21st Century Insurance and President of U.S. Personal Lines Claims for AIG

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Patty Roberts

Patty is a director of James River Insurance Group and formerly a Director of The Navigators Group, Inc. She previously serves as Chair, President and CEO of General Star Management Company

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Bill Rotatori

Bill is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of New England Asset Management, Inc. (NEAM), where he has worked for 22 years. He previously was SVP of Conning Asset Management and Vice President of Travelers.

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Suzanne Soos

Suzanne is a Partner at KPMG US specializing in property/casualty insurance

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Paul Walker, Ph.D

Paul is the Schiro/Zurich Chair in Enterprise Risk Management at St. John's University; Executive Director of the Center for Excellence in ERM; and serves on the COSO ERM Advisory Council

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Arya Yarpezeshkan

Arya is Chief Risk Officer for AIG's Global Specialty business. He previously served as CRO of Western World and The Navigators Group, Inc.