Speakers Info

The content, agenda & speakers for each Advisen Insights Conference is planned by an Advisory Board that represents industry thought-leaders and influential marketplace participants. Each Advisory Board is unique for each conference event.

Peter Eastwood, President and Chief Executive Officer from Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance is our morning keynote.

Jeff Grange, President of Specialty Insurance from QBE is our 2015 Conference Chair.

Advisory Board

  • Devin Beresheim, US FINPRO Practice Leader, Marsh FINPRO
  • Fred Cooper, Executive Vice President, Financial Institutions & Commercial Management Liability Insurance, Endurance
  • Ellen Dunkin, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Risk Management, Amalgamated Life
  • Jeff Grange, President of Specialty Insurance, QBE, [2015 Conference Chair]
  • Simon Hodge, Senior Vice President and National Practice Leader, Wells Fargo Insurance Services
  • Ziad Kubursi, Senior Vice President, CNA
  • Steve Prymas, Vice President, The Hartford
  • Jennifer Riley, Vice President, Global Private Commercial Segment Manager, Chubb
  • Paul Rodriguez, Senior Vice President, Swiss Re
  • Amy Templeton, Director Global Risk Management & Insurance, Hospira, Inc.
  • Rob Yellen, Executive Vice President, Willis FINEX

43 Confirmed Speakers

  • Adeola Adele, EPL Product Leader & Cyber Thought Leader, Willis
  • Bryan Allen, EVP and Chief Human Resources Officer, CIT
  • Dan Alvisi, Senior Client Manager, Advisen
  • Jason Angello, Assistant Vice President, Philadelphia Insurance Companies
  • Jim Blinn, EVP & Global Product Manager, Advisen
  • Markus Bolsinger, Partner, Dechert LLP
  • Christopher Bozman, Director, Towers Watson
  • Paul Brophy, Senior Vice President, Berkley Professional Liability (A. W.R. Berkley company)
  • Melissa Carmichael, Managing Director, East Region Leader, AON
  • Cate Chapman, Editor, Advisen
  • Joe Carrera, Consultant, NYA International
  • Mercedes Colwin, Managing Partner, Gordon & Rees LLP
  • Yvette Connor, Managing Director, Alvarez and Marsal
  • Fred Cooper, Executive Vice President, Financial Institutions & Commercial Management Liability Insurance, Endurance
  • Mark Curley, Global Head of D&O Claims, AIG
  • Peter Eastwood, President and Chief Executive Officer, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance, (2015 Keynote Speaker)
  • Paul Ferrillo, Counsel, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • Anthony Fowler, AVP Commercial D&O and International Claims, The Hartford
  • Koji Fukumura, Partner, Cooley LLP
  • Jeff Grange, President of Specialty Insurance, QBE, [2015 Conference Chair]
  • Craig Grant, Senior Vice President of Private Company Management Liability, QBE
  • Lou Iglesias, President, North American Insurance, Allied World
  • Bill Keogh, CEO, Advisen
  • Jimmy Kirtland, Vice President, Corporate Risk Management, Voya Financial, Inc.
  • Marc London, Head of US Management Liability, Beazley Group
  • Edward McNally, Underwriting Officer, Financial Products, CNA
  • David Moore, President & Consulting Actuary, Moore Actuarial Consulting, LLC.
  • Susanne Murray, EVP, Alliant Insurance Services
  • Phil Norton, National Managing Director, Management Liability Practice, Arthur J. Gallagher
  • John Pagliaccio, Chief Analytic Officer, Advisen
  • William G. Passannante, Shareholder, Anderson Kill
  • Sonia Patel, Regional Manager - Kidnap and Ransom, AIG
  • Bob Petrilli, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions
  • Fred Podolsky, EVP, Alliant Insurance Services
  • Jay Rittberg, SVP-Head of Mergers and Acquisitions Insurance, Americas, AIG
  • Jeff Rubocki, Senior Managing Director, Krauter & Company
  • Jennifer Santiago, Director Insurance, Novartis Corporation
  • Helen Savaiano, President of Management Liability, The Hanover Insurance Group
  • Robert Schimek, Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the Americas, AIG
  • Brenda Shelly, D&O Liability Product Leader, Marsh
  • Peter Wilson, CEO, AXIS Insurance
  • Doug Worman, CEO US, Endurance Insurance
  • Rob Yellen, EVP, Willis FINEX
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