Insurance Vision for the Future

At the 2020 Insurance Information Institute Joint Industry Forum, a panel discussed the future of insurance. Insurance is undergoing a transformation that will make ours a truly customer-driven business that delivers responsive products, processes and service to greatly improve the lives of all policyholders. This conversation explored the impact and likely outcomes this data-driven revolution […]


Creating Resilience for Natural Disasters

At the 2020 Insurance Information Institute Joint Industry Forum, a panel discussed ways to create resilience in the face of rising risks. Intro: Dr. Phil Klotzbach, Research Scientist, Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University Panel Moderator: Charles Chamness, President and CEO, NAMIC Francis Bouchard, Group Head of Public Affairs and Sustainability, Zurich Insurance Group […]

Opening Keynote at WCIRB Annual Conference

At the 2019 WCIRB Annual Conference, California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara talked about the many challenges they are trying to address at their department. Among his comments: The biggest concern right now is the impact of wildfires on California residents. How do we continue to provide affordable and accessible property insurance to everyone when the […]


Interplay of Insurance, Indemnity and Limits of Liability

At the 2019 RIMS Annual Conference, Simon Keshishian, Senior Director of Risk Management and Risk Counsel with Red Bull North America, Inc talked about risk management concerns around the interplay of insurance, indemnity agreements and limits on liability. When you are a risk manager, contracts can pose a particular challenge. It is important for the […]

Using Data Analytics to Drive Performance

At the 2019 RIMS Annual Conference a session discussed using data analytics and predictive modeling to assist your risk managment program. The speakers were: George Furlong – Senior Vice President, Sedgwick Jeff Rycroft – Vice President, Express Employment Professionals Zoe Zinn – Workers’ Compensation Manager, Packaging Corporation of America Predictive modeling is something that gets […]

Future of Casualty Insurance

At the 2019 Advisen Casualty Insights Conference a panel discussed issues shaping the future of the casualty insurance marketplace. This casualty insurance executive panel is the feature event of the conference. The speakers were: Anthony DeFelice – Managing Director, AON (moderator) Paul Horgan – Head of North America Commercial Insurance, Zurich North America Lori Goltermann […]

The Challenge of Large Verdicts

At the 2019 Advisen Casualty Insights Conference, a panel discussed the causes of the increasing frequency of high severity losses. The speakers were: Jonathon Drummond – Head of Casualty Broking North America, Willis Towers Watson (moderator) Gregory Katz – New York Managing Partner, Lewis Brisbois Russell Smith – SVP North America Casualty Claims Leader, Chubb […]

The Buyer’s Perspective on the Casualty Marketplace

At the 2019 Advisen Casualty Insights Conference a panel discussed how risk managers view the current casualty insurance marketplace. The speakers were: Barry Martin – EVP Old Republic Risk Management (moderator) Stephanie Fisher – Director of Risk Management and Insurance, Quanta Services Inc. Lisa Kerr – Vice President Risk Management, Henry Schein Jane Sandler – […]

Risk Management and the Political Landscape

At the 2018 RIMS Annual Conference, a panel discussed political issues that could impact risk management. The panel included: Lance Ewing – EVP Global Risk Management, Cotton Holdings Inc Joel Wood – SVP Government Affairs, CIAB James McIntyre – RIMS Washington Counsel RIMS has an External Affairs Committee that reviews issues and coordinates lobbying efforts […]

PCI Reinsurance Panel

At the 2017 PCI Annual Meeting, a panel discussed the state of the global reinsurance market and what to expect in 2018. The panel included: Stan Galanski – President and CEO, The Navigators Group, Inc. Eric Anderson – CEO, AON Benfield James Kent – Global Deputy CEO & North America President, Willis Re Steve Levy […]


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