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.

Advisory Board meetings and conference calls are led by Advisen’s Rebecca Bole, EVP, Editor-in-Chief.

Paul Schiavone at Allianz is our Keynote Address.

Kevin M. LaCroix, attorney and Executive Vice President of RT ProExec, a division of R-T Specialty, LLC is our 2016 Conference Chairperson.

Advisory Board:

  • Thomas Deer, Shareholder, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
  • Ziad Kubursi, Senior Vice President, Financial Institutions & Management Liability, CNA
  • Phil Norton, Vice Chairman, Midwest Region, Arthur J. Gallagher
  • Gregory Spore, Managing Director, Marsh FINPRO
  • Robert Wolfe, Executive Vice President, Financial Lines, Chubb

18 Confirmed Speakers:

  • Brian Botkin, Head of Multinational, Global Financial Lines, AIG
  • Thomas Deer, Shareholder, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
  • Nick DeStefano, VP - Underwriting Counsel, Argo Pro
  • Nick Economidis, Underwriter, Beazley
  • Mickey Estey, Senior Vice President, E&O/Cyber/Media, RT ProExec – RT Specialty
  • Stephanie Fisher, Director of Risk Management and Insurance, Quanta Services
  • Douglas Greene, Partner, Lane Powell
  • Carrie Kurzon, Claims Consulting Director, CNA
  • Kevin M. LaCroix, Executive Vice President, RT ProExec
  • Jerry L. Maatman, Jr., Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • Phil Norton, Vice Chairman, Midwest Region, Arthur J. Gallagher
  • Jennifer O'Neill, Regional Head of International Insurance Programs, Allianz
  • Chris Rafferty, Senior Vice President, Aon
  • Phil Rhodes, Senior Vice President, Financial Lines, AIG
  • Paul Schiavone, Regional Head of Financial Lines North America, Allianz
  • Kelly Thoerig, Senior Vice President, EPL Coverage Leader, Marsh
  • Jeroen van Kwawegen, Partner, Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP
  • Carol Zacharias, Senior Vice President, Underwriting Counsel, QBE
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