Conference Committee

The committee purpose is to organize the program for each Annual Conference held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of Members.  The location of the Conference is selected by the Board of Directors or Executive Committee based on request-for-proposals received.

Once the Committee chairperson has determined the nature of the program to be presented, provided complete speaker contact information, topic titles and topic summaries to the executive staff, they will follow-up with all speakers, prepare and distribute all marketing materials and administer the Conference which will be conducted by the Conference Program Chair and members of his/her committee.


  1.  Determine subjects of topical interest to the Association membership.
  2. Solicit speakers to present suitable subjects before the membership at regular and special meetings.
  3. Formulate program agenda and make timely confirmation of same to the President and Executive Director.

William Bernens
Arch Re

Laura Herubin
Mapfre Re

Paul Carroll
Markel Global Re

Dwayne Elliott
American Agricultural Insurance Company

Sam DeGiovanni
Ryan Re

Josh Hackett
Arch Re

Thomas Hettinger
Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC