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 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
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|