Committees

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SIR Committees


Annual Conference Committee

Responsible for developing the program, securing speakers, and creating the event budget for the SIR Annual Conference. Committee members typically focus on one of the four conference tracks—Personal Lines, Commercial Lines, Life, and Health.


Chairs:

Austin Tucker,Verisk

Committee Members:    

Jennifer Chase, American Financial

Micheal Myers, USAA

Jaimie Pickles, VP Marketing, First Interpreter

Chris Rzany, EFinancial/Fidelity Life Association

Lorrin Rondeau, AIG

Ravi Duvvuri, Country Financial

Thomas Frank, Erie Insurance

Richard Skyba, Moda Health 

Ron Zezza, Cigna

Brian Jones, American Family Insurance

Jeffrey Jablonski, Erie Insurance 

Boris Shoykhet, Protective Life

Sharon Markovsky, Verisk

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Research Committee

Assists the Vice President of Research in identifying new research topics and providing support for SIR research efforts.

Chair:

Brian Kiley, West Bend Mutual Insurance

Committee Members:


Matthew Berkley, Reinsurance Group of America

Michele Ford, Competiscan

Ashley Johnson, USAA

James Nofziger, Bellomy Market Research

Richard Skyba, Moda Health

Justin Suter, Corporate Insight, Inc.

David Cox, Nexus Insight Advisors, Inc.

Todd Wolfe, Utica National Insurance Group

Brooke Laszewski, Cigna

 

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Executive Advisory Council 

The Executive Advisory Committee is a committee established to (i) ensure that the SIR’s Board of Directors (the “Board”), as well as individual Board members, has the skills and competencies necessary to perform at the highest level, (ii) support the Board in fulfilling its responsibility to identify persons for election as officers, directors, and Honorary Life Members and (iii) serve as advocates for the SIR member value proposition.


Chair:
Sharon Markovsky, Verisk Insurance Solutions-Claims

Committee Members:

Gary Hodge, American Modern Insurance Group

Jennifer Evert, American Financial Group

Steve Micksch, American Family Insurance

Denese Ross, Denese Ross Consulting

Rick Marchetti, The Hartford

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Long Range Planning Committee

Chair:

Carrie Grahn, American Family Insurance

Committee Members:

Dan Belvin, CVS Health

Tammy Dresen, American Family Insurance

Jen Evert, American Financial Group

Sharla Floyd, Verto

Neil Rekhi, Premium Intel 

Ron Zezza, Cigna
 

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Spring Research Workshops
Summit Committee

Responsible for developing the program, securing speakers, and creating the event budget for the SIR Spring Research Workshops. The committee will also be responsible for securing commitments from members to host the event and will incorporate them into the planning process.

Chair:
Sridhar Manyem, AM Best

Committee Members:

Rose Eaves, USAA

David Kalinowski, Proactive Worldwide

Sharon Markovsky, Verisk

Mike Myers, USAA

Lori Schoenenberger, Amerisure Insurance

Pete Wood, Erie Insurance Group

Alice Young, Allstate


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Education & Educational Outreach Committee

Identifies timely and engaging topics for SIR webinars and virtual education. Coordinates with speakers in preparation for upcoming webinars.

Chair:

Amelia Fitch, American Family Insurance 

Committee Members:

Jennifer Chase, American Financial Group

Jennifer Evert, American Financial Group

Kendall Gadie, Comperemedia, a Mintel Company

Amy Glynn, American Family Insurance

Carrie Grahn, American Family Insurance

Adrienne Kreger, American Financial Group

Chris Rzany, EFinancial/Fidelity Life Association

Vickie Kilgore, The Institutes / Insurance Research Council
Eryn Campbell, NAIC
Kara Kahley, Sedgwick

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Marketing Committee

Provides communications support to promote the association and keep SIR activities and accomplishments in the news through press releases, advertising, social media, and industry partnerships.

Chair:

Lori Schoenenberger, Amerisure Insurance

Committee Members:

Mike Myers, USAA

Liz Taggart, Safety National

Alison Hirst, Cigna

Ian Miller, Amica

Jaimie Pickles, First Interpreter

Pam Granzin, SCOR

April Betzer, Farm Bureau Financial Services

Kristina Feldkamp, American Modern Insurance Group

Karen Ripperger 

Marc Wheeler, Strategic Options

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Membership Committee

Chair:
Liz Taggart, Safety National Casualty Corp.

Committee Members:

Ron Zezza, Cigna 

Richard Skyba, Moda Health

Jeff Piotrowski, Jornaya 

Jaimie Pickles, First Interpreter

Waverly Weinberg, Mass Mutual

Neil Rekhi, Premium Intel 

Suann Griffin, Bellomy

Lindsie Green, CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield 

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

 

Chair:
Sharla Floyd, Verto

Committee Members:

Theo Fielding, Progressive
 
Javier Jimenez, USAA

Brian Jones, American Family Insurance

Jean-Marc Fix, Gen Re

Jessica Ridenour, USAA

Maggie Hoge, USAA

Karie Berkley, American Family Insurance

Todd Nelson, Jornaya

Lena Namilikonda, CinFin

Brian Kiley, West Bend Mutual Insurance Company

Kim Waller, Korn Ferry
 
 

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Charmaine Duke
GenRe

“I am a new member of SIR and was blown away by the welcome I received from their leadership. It made me want to get involved, so much so that I volunteered to serve on the Technology committee. I have been exposed to so much of SIR’s benefits but daily I learn that I have not even scratched the surface. My advice – join today!”
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