7th Annual Women in Insurance Leadership ExecuSummit March 13 & 14, 2024 - Wednesday & Thursday Mohegan Sun Hotel & Convention Center, Uncasville, CT
7th Annual Women in Insurance Leadership ExecuSummitMarch 13 & 14, 2024 - Wednesday & ThursdayMohegan Sun Hotel & Convention Center, Uncasville, CT

2023 Topics and Presenters Are Below

2024 Topics Will be Posted Soon

Women Demand Leadership Positions - Why the Pushback?


Moderator: Trudy A. Hardin, Esq.
Sr. Vice President - Financial Services Group
Commercial Risk Solutions


Aisling Jumper
Vice President, Claims Manager
Fair American Insurance and Reinsurance Company


Heidi Darling
Claims Manager | Executive Risk Claims
Third Party Claims – Large Risk and Middle Market


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

Redefining 9 to 5 – Fleeing, Flexibility and Remoteness


Moderator: Wendy Mellk
Jackson Lewis P.C.


Christine A. Samuels
Vice President Claims
Berkley Healthcare


Ruth A. Ragan, Esq.
Director, Management Liability and Specialty | Claims


Alyssa Farruggia
Assistant Vice President, Financial Lines Claims
Ascot Group


Carrie Graziani
Assistant Vice President Specialty Claims Management and Executive Liability
The Hanover Insurance Group

Women in Insurance Leadership Roles –

We Have Arrived, But Are We Going?e arrived, but are we going?


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


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


Laura Zaroski, JD, RPLU
Managing Director | Law Firms Practice
Gallagher Insurance


Haralyn H. Isaac
Vice President-Claim
Executive Liability Division
Great American Insurance Group


Aileen Wilson
Associate Group General Counsel, Bond & Specialty Ins. Claim
Travelers Insurance

The Power of Communication


Moderator: Brittany Primavera
Gordon Rees


Michelle Klein
SVP - Chief Claims Officer
Berkley Professional Liability, a Berkley Company


Michele L. Fenice

Vice President
EPL Claim Leader,  Chubb North America Financial Lines Claims


Japhet Boutin
VP - Director Financial Lines Claims
Zurich North America


Eden Stark, Esq.
Vice President, Financial Lines Claims

Empowered Women Empower Women –

What You Are and Can Be Doing to Raise Up Other Women? 


Eileen R. Fullerton
Managing Partner
Fullerton Beck LLP


Kim Noble
Vice President, LPL and APL
Applied Financial Lines


Kim Moody
VP of Claims
Golden Bear


Carla Silva
Senior Manager, Professional Liability


Joni F. Mason
Partner | SVP, National Practice Leader-Claims
Executive and Professional Risk Solutions (EPS)
USI Insurance Services

84 Cents on the Dollar: A Slow Path to Progress


Moderator: Jacqueline Voronov
Hall Booth Smith, P.C.


Jessica Zimmerman
Senior Claims Examiner, Professional Liability Claims
Arch Insurance Group Inc.


Stacey L. Pitcher
Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP


Laura Westfall Casey
Assistant Vice President, Claim Manager, Employment Practices Claims,
North American Financial Lines Claims


Heidi Roll
Regional Claims Manager
Starr Adjustment Services

De-Escalation Techniques: How to Manage Conflicts in Claims and Mediations


Moderator: Catherine Bednar
Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP


Jane Lee, Esq.
Senior Claims Examiner, Management Liability Claims


Elizabeth Walker
Complex Claims Director
Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance


Gia C. Guzman
Vice President, Shared Services Claims
Arch Insurance Group Inc.


Joanne Varias  

Confidence Gap or Ambition Tax?

Being Your Own Best Advocate for Raises, Promotions and Career Opportunities


Moderator: Michelle Arbitrio
Wood Smith Henning & Berman LLP


Joanne Lloyd-Bragg, Esq.
Director, Management Liability Legal & Claims
BRP Management Liability Practice


Kristina Barcia, Esq.
Assistant Vice President, Specialty Claims
Westfield Specialty


Kathryn S. Patel

Specialty Claims Manager
Management Liability
The Hanover Insurance Group


Lara Taibi
Senior Technical Claims Specialist
Argo Group US

I am Not Your Superwoman - Boundaries Lead to Bounty


Donna MacConnell, Esq., ACP
SVP, Managing Director, Claims - Contractual Risk
IMA Corp


Lyndsay M. Ganz, Esq.
Senior Claims Specialist /Counsel, Management Liability Claims


Sandra M. Bevans, J.D.
Division Claims Manager & National COVID Litigation Coordinator
MedPro Group


Jennifer L. Ward, Esq.
Managing Partner
Ward Law, LLC


Lucy Mendieta
Vice President
Multicultural Reinsurance Insurance Association (MRIA)

Where Have All the Employees Gone?


Christina M. Rieker, Esq.
Winget, Spadafora & Schwartzberg, LLP


Kristen S. Swift
Weber Gallagher


Jennifer L. Odrobina, ARM, Esq.
VP, Financial Lines Managing Director
Sompo International


Kate Walas
Chief Underwriting Officer
Indigo Specialty Underwriters


Jessica Kish Kennedy
Of Counsel
O'Hagan Meyer

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