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2nd Annual Women in Insurance Leadership ExecuSummit April 17 & 18, 2018 Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, Connecticut
2nd Annual Women in Insurance Leadership ExecuSummitApril 17 & 18, 2018Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, Connecticut

                                2018 Topics & Presenters:

Overcoming the leadership Lag -

Women Comprise Just 4% of Corporate CEOs,

14%,  of Executive Officers and 20% of America's Government Officials -

Success Stories from Those that have Reached the Board Room


Cheryl P. Vollweiler
Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP

Empowered Women Empower Women – Strategies for Effectuating Change


Moderator: Chastiti N. Horne
Horne Rota Moos LLP


Julia Keenan
Vice President
Validus Specialty


Kim K. Noble, J.D., CPCU, RPLU
SVP, Underwriting
Argo Pro


Courtney Koch
Assistant Vice President- Healthcare and Casualty Claims
Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance


Colleen McNicholas
AVP-Claims Director, Professional Programs Claims
Zurich North America

Weinstein to #MeToo and #TimesUP - Beyond Band Aids for Workplace Harassment and Discrimination – How to Identify Risk and Effectuate Change


Moderator: Dove A.E. Burns
Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP


Jennifer L. Odrobina, Esq., ARM
Assistant Vice President, Executive Assurance Claims
Arch Insurance Group


Kristine L. D’Amato
Manager, Professional Risk Claims
Crum & Forster


Jennifer R. O'Connor



Kristina Barcia, Esq.
Assistant Vice President-Claims

Building Your Brand Both Inside and Beyond Your Organization


Mercedes Colwin
Founding Partner of New York Offices
Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP


Ann Walker Marchant
Founder and CEO
The Walker Marchant Group


Michele L. Fenice
Vice President, EPL Claims


Marchelle M. Houston
Senior Vice President, Claim, Bond & Specialty Insurance

Getting it Done: Effective Mediation Strategies and Techniques


Moderator: Christina M. Rieker
Winget, Spadafora & Schwartzberg, LLP


Marla J. Moss, Esq.
Professional Mediator


Ronnie Bernon Gallina, Esq.


Dawn F. Konigsberg, Esq.
Claim Attorney
Professional Liability Claims
FOJP Service Corporation

Effective Strategies for Giving and Seeking Feedback and Sharing

and Handling Constructive Criticism


Rebecca Adelman
Hagwood Adelman Tipton, PC


Claudia Oliveri
Regional Claims Manager
Financial and Professional Lines Claims
Starr Adjustment Services, Inc


Aisling Jumper
Vice President


Constance A. Endelicato
Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman LLP


Joanne Lloyd-Bragg
Vice President, Manager
AXIS Capital

Career Management – From Setting Goals, Formulating Strategy

and Achieving Desired Outcomes to Addressing Career Burnout


Leigh Tuccio, Esq.
Underwriting Specialist - Cyber, Media, Tech and Specialty PI
Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty®


Shari D. Mattis (DaCosta)
Director of Professional Liability Claims
YorkPro, Inc.


Cara Lovering

2VP Product Management, Travelers


Laurie J. Mandell
Assistant Vice President, Employment Practices Liability
Chubb North American Claims, Professional Lines

Diversification: The Need for and Benefits of Diversity

Lucy Mendieta
Claims Expert, Americas
SCOR Reinsurance Company


Jennifer Nierenberg Metzger, Esq.
Director | Management Liability and Specialty Programs


Maria Fazzolari, Esq.
Management Liability and Specialty Claims


Martyna Smielewska
Claims Manager | Healthcare
Group Claims - Specialty Lines
Beazley Group

Powerful Women:

Walking the Management Tightrope and the Dynamics of Assertive Management


Kristin R. Applegate
Chief Administration Officer
Starr Companies


Elena M. Gervino
Vice President, Claim Legal and Specialized Services


Gail Arkin
Senior Vice President & General Counsel
Berkley Cyber Risk Solutions


Caryn M. Silverman
Senior Vice President, Claims Counsel
Sompo International

Pay Parity and Negotiation Skills  – Charting a New Course Utilizing Practical

and Authentic Strategies for Addressing the Pay Gap


Lauren Giovanniello
Claims Manager
Starr Adjustment Services, Inc.


Jacqueline K. Gallagher
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC


Stacy Parker, Esq.
Managing Director, Legal & Claims Practice Group
Aon Risk Services of New York, FSG Division


Susan Zdroik
Vice President
Transatlantic Reinsurance Co.

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