About the Society of Insurance Research

The Society of Insurance Research was founded in 1970 to provide a forum for the free exchange of ideas in all areas of insurance research. It has expanded to marketing and planning, as well as research. The Society includes representation from many different organizations; insurance and non-insurance companies, government agencies, institutions of higher education, and trade associations. The individual Members come from equally divergent areas such as actuarial, agency, claims, consumer relations, corporate planning, education, financial planning, government relations, management consulting, information services, marketing and sales, modeling, operations, product development and analysis, reinsurance, risk management, statistical research and underwriting. Providing regular and valuable communications between these individuals and organizations is a major purpose of the Society. The activities of SIR are intended to provide opportunities to discuss current issues with fellow researchers and planners. These activities include an Annual Conference each fall and a Research Seminar each spring. Meeting sites are located throughout the United States. 

Health Insurance

The Society is engaged in an initiative to increase our service to and participation by individuals and companies working with health insurance. Please visit the Health Insurance Advisory Panel page to learn how you can get involved.

Officers and Directors: 2018


President

Sharon Markovsky
Verisk Insurance Solutions


President-Elect
Jen Evert
American Financial Group



Vice President - Annual Conference 
Dawn Faint
Cipher Systems


Vice President - Events 
Pete Wood
Erie Insurance


Vice President - Education & Educational Outreach
Steve Micksch
American Family Insurance


Vice President - Marketing 
Michael Warner
Conning Insurance Research & Consulting


Vice President - Membership

Denese Ross 

DRC Group of Insurance Consultants


Vice President - Public Relations & Communications
Rick Marchetti
The Hartford


Vice President - Research
Jen Evert
American Financial Group


Vice President - Controller
Randy Mangum
USAA


Secretary
Gary Hodge
American Modern Insurance Group



Director
Dan Belvin
Blue Cross Blue Shield Rhode Island


Director
Sharia Benn
Penn National Insurance


Director
Carol L. Smith
Progressive Insurance



Director
Sharon Smith
AIG


Continuing Director
Vickie Kilgore
The Institutes/Insurance Research Council


Immediate Past President
Sharon Markovsky
Verisk Insurance Solutions


Executive Director
Michelle Herr
4248 Park Glen Road
Minneapolis, MN 55416
Phone (952) 928-4641