The Insurance Executive Forum will offer you and your colleagues the opportunity to hear the perspectives of a diverse and distinguished panel of industry executives as they discuss issues and answer questions.
The 2019 Insurance Executive Forum will be held on Wednesday | October 30, 2019 from 7:30– 11:00 AM at the Union League Club, Chicago. View detailed flyer here.
Millie Workman | Director of Training and Education at International Risk Management Institute (IRMI) will serve as Moderator.
The 2018 Insurance Executive Forum will be held on Tuesday September 18, 2018 from 8:00 – 11:00 AM at the Union League Club, Chicago. View detailed flyer here.
The 2017 Insurance Executive Forum was held on Wednesday, October 25, from 8:00 – 11:00 AM at the Union League Club, Chicago. View photos from the event by clicking here.
October 20, 2015
Union League Club
Topic: "Emerging Technologies: The Effects on Risk"
Panel: Greg Bees - Chief Information Security Officer, COUNTRY Financial; Paul Larson - Senior Vice President, Specialty Risk Manager, Chubb Specialty Insurance; W. James Regan - Senior Vice President, FINPRO, Marsh
Topic—"Strategy Matters: Responding in Uncertain Times"
Panel—Millie Workman, Moderator; Kelley Kinsella—Senior Vice President and Regional Executive Officer, ACE USA; Michael Liss—National Partner-Midwest Region, Willis North America; Richard Rabs—Chairman & CEO, RLI Corp.; Howard L. Rosen—Senior Director of Insurance Ratings, Standard & Poor's Corp.; Morris "Mo" Tooker—Executive Vice President, General Reinsurance Corp.
Topic—"Innovation: Recognizing Opportunities and Finding Success"
Panel—Rodd Zolkos, Moderator; John Goldwater—President and CEO, Berkley Net Underwriters; Kathleen Ireland—Director of Global Risk and Insurance Management. IBM; Jonathan Michael—President & COO, RLI; Scott Wick—Executive VP and Chief Sales Officer, HUB International Midwest Limited.
Topic – "Rising to the Challenge: Succeeding in the New Normal"
Panel – Millie Workman, Moderator: Hugh Burgess – CEO, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty; Kip Kelley – Managing Director, Aon Risk Solutions; Randy Nordquist – Managing Director, Swiss Re; and Sarah Pacini – Vice President of Risk Management and Insurance, Advocate Health Care.
Topic – "Riding the Next Wave"
Panel – Rodd Zolkos, Moderator; Gene Bader – Director of Risk Management, Abbott Laboratories; John Beckman – Senior Vice President & Chief Risk Officer, CNA; Shaun Kelly – President & CEO, Ironshore Services, Inc.; and John Lumelleau – President & CEO, Lockton Companies.
Topic – "Change: The Only Constant"
Panel – Millie Workman, Moderator: Neal Aton – President & CEO, Wells Fargo Insurance Services; Scott Beckman – Vice President of Claims, ISMIE Mutual Insurance Co.; Seraina Maag – President of Zurich Specialty Products; and Patricia Roberts – President & CEO, Genesis Underwriting Management Company.
Topic– "Restructuring the Insurance Industry: Smarter, Swifter, Stronger"
Panel –Rodd Zolkos, Moderator; Daniel H. Kugler, Jr. – Assistant Treasurer, Corporate Risk Management, Snap-on Incorporated; John Lupica – President & CEO, ACE USA; Carol L. Murphy – Managing Director, Aon Risk Services; and Paul W. Springman – President, Markel Corporation
Topic – "Unlocking Industry's Potential: Finding the Keys to Success"
Panel – Millicent Workman, Moderator; Jim Gault – President and COO, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Brokerage Services Division; Don Kramer – Chairman and CEO, Ariel Reinsurance Company Ltd.; Claudia Temple – Assistant Treasurer, Global Risk Management and Insurance, Kraft Foods Inc.; and Mark Willis – Executive Vice President, American International Group
Topic – "What's Next: Taking Advantage of New Opportunities"
Panel – Paul Winston, Moderator; Winifred Baker, President of Lloyd's America; Bryon Ehrhart, President of Aon Re Services; Mark Hinkley, Executive Vice President of OdysseyRe; Brian Kawamoto, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Lockton Companies; Adam Klauber, Director of Equity Research for Cochran Caronia Waller; and Susan Meltzer, Assistant Vice President of Risk Management for Aviva Canada Inc.
Topic – "What New Threats does the Industry Face in 2006?"
Panel – Donna Galer, Moderator; John Berger, President and CEO of Chubb Re; Dan Carmichael, President and CEO of Ohio Casualty Corp; Arlene Corsetti, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Willis National Healthcare; John Iten, Director in the North American Practice of Standard & Poor's Insurance Ratings; Stephen Lilienthal, Chairman & CEO of CNA; and Janice Ochenkowski, Director of Global Risk Management at Jones Lang LaSalle Inc.
Topic – "Emerging Issues in 2005"
Panel – Paul Winston, Moderator: David Eslick – Chairman, President, and CEO of U.S.I. Holdings Corporation; Donna Galer – Executive Vice President, Zurich North America; Charles Kavitsky – President & CEO, Fireman's Fund Insurance Company; Adam Klauber – Managing Director of Cochran, Caronia & Company; John Phelan – Chairman & CEO, American Re Corporation and Sheila Small – Asst. Treasurer – Risk Management & Insurance, Verizon Communications.
Topic – "On the Road to Profitability"
Panel – Donna Galer, Moderator, executive vice president, Zurich North America; Nancy Aque, managing director, Marsh USA Inc.; Mary Gardner, director of risk management, Sears, Roebuck and Co.; Joseph Gilles, president, Wausau Insurance; Richard Napier, senior vice president, General Reinsurance; Susan Rivera, president, ACE INA Holdings and Michael Weinstein, director of research, Conning Research and Consulting.
Topic – "A Year in Retrospect – Impact of 9/11 on the P&C Industry"
Panel – Paul Winston, Moderator, Editor, Business Insurance; Alice Cornish, senior equity research analyst, Prudential Securities; Tom Tizzio, senior vice chairman, AIG; Shivan Subramaniam, chairman, president and CEO of FM Global; Paul Karon, president, Benfield Blanch; Gary Prestia, senior vice president and chief underwriting officer-property lines of Converium Reinsurance (NA), Inc.; and David Mair, director, risk management and purchasing of the U.S. Olympic Committee.
Topic – "The Dot.com invasion – Will E-solutions Replace Traditional Insurance Models?" The impact of e-business and technology on insurance risk transfer and risk intermediation.
Panel - Donna Galer, Moderator, North America of Zurich Financial Services Group; Michael Darviche, managing director for Marsh, Inc.'s global portal, Marsh.com; Robert V. James, Executive Vice President, Technology Solutions, CNA ; Richard K. Kerr, chairman and CEO of Insurance Data Systems and MarketScout.com ; Stacey L. Regan, Deputy Treasurer-insurance for General Electric Company; William D. Smith, President and Chief Operating Officer of Kemper Insurance Companies; Don Urbanciz, Chief Executive Officer of Insurance- Noodle.com ; Tim Wright, Chief Executive Officer for Riskclick.
Topic – "The Driving Forces of Change in Insurance and Financial Services"
Panel - Paul Winston, Moderator; Christopher Migel, Executive Vice President of GeneralCologne Re; Siri Gadbois, Vice President of Risk Management for Educational and Institutional Insurance Administrators, Inc.; Kenneth H. Pinkston, Vice Chairman of Willis Group Limited; William H. Bolinder, member of the Group Executive Board of Zurich Financial Services; and Cary D. McMillan, Vice President and Chief Financial and Administrative Officer of Sara Lee Corporation.
Topic – "Are We Fiscally Fit for the 21st Century?"
Panel - Donna Galer, Moderator; J. Patrick Gallagher, President and CEO of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.; Bernard L. Hengesbaugh, Chairman and CEO of CNA; Heidi Hutter, Chairman, President and CEO of Swiss Re America; Alan Levin, Managing Director of Standard & Poor's; Susan Meltzer, Assistant Vice President (Risk and Insurance Management) of Sun Life Assurance Co. of Canada.
Topic – "Insuring All Your Risks in One Basket - Integrated (Multiyear/Multiline) Products: Prospects for the Future"
Panel - Kathryn McIntyre, Moderator; John G. Gantz, Jr., Executive Vice President of Swiss Re America; E. Randall Clouser, Executive Vice President of Zurich-American Insurance Group; Bryon Ehrhart, Executive Vice President of Aon Re Services; Tobey J. Russ, President of AIG's Risk Finance Division; Jeffrey Sandburg, Director of Risk Management for Morton International, Inc.
Topic – "Securitization of Insurance Risks: Myths and Realities"
Panel - Donna Galer, Moderator; Kevin R. Callahan, President and CEO of Aon Capital Markets, Inc.; Andrew J. Kaiser, Head of Insurance Products Group at Goldman, Sachs & Co.; Scott A. Levine, President and CEO of Zurich Centre ReSource; Jonathan E. Michael, President and CEO of RLI Corporation; Richard L. Sandor, Chairperson of the Board of Hedge Financial Products, Inc.
Topic – "Restructuring the Insurance Industry: Mergers, Acquisitions, and Divestitures"
Panel - Kathryn McIntyre, Moderator; Jay Brown, Jr., Chairman, President and CEO of Talagen Holdings, Inc.; Philip Engel, President of CNA; Patrick Gallagher, Jr., President and CEO of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.; Joanne Stone Morrissey, President and COO of Firemark Group.
Topic – "Strategic Partnerships and the Future of Distribution Systems"
Panel - George Flanigan, Moderator; Dinos Iordanou, President and CEO of Zurich-American Insurance Group; Richard A. Riley, President of Rollins Hudig Hall; Richard E. Smith, Executive Vice President and COO of Zurich Reinsurance; Siri Gadbois, Vice President of Risk Management for Educational and Institutional Insurance Administrators, Inc.
Topic – "International Insurance Issues and Trade Agreements"
Panel - George Flanigan, Moderator; Thomas Hite, President of Zurich International; Teresa Pahl, Executive Vice President of Rollins Hudig Hall International; William L. Mather, Risk Management Director for Gillette Co.; Stewart H. Steffey Jr., President and CEO of Liberty International Holdings, Inc.
Topic – "Issues and Answers"
Panel – Joyce Culbert, insurance analyst for The Chicago Corporation; Dennis Chookaszian, Chairman of the Board and CEO of CNA; Ronald Jacks, Partner of Mayer, Brown, and Platt Law Firm.
Topic – "An Industry in Need of Understanding"
Speaker – Gerald Isom, President and CEO of Transamerica Insurance Group
Panel – Kathryn McIntyre, Business Insurance; Rebecca Gilman, Risk Manager of Centel Corp.; John Snyder, Vice President of A.M. Best Co.
Topic - "The Insurance Industry in the 90's – A Balancing Act"
Speaker - Roxani M. Gillespie, former Insurance Commissioner of the State of California
2018 Insurance Executive Forum Breakfast
2018 Insurance Executive Forum Panelists
2017 Student and Alumni Forum Attendees
2015 Student Executive Forum Attendees
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|Michael Del Zoppo|
2014 Student Executive Forum Attendees
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2013 Executive Forum Panel
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|Morris "Mo" Tucker|