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

Elizabeth M. Hodge
SCOR Reinsurance Company

Abbey Allen
Partner Re

Dawnmarie Black
Lloyd’s America

Paul Carroll
Markel Global Re

Keith Cartmell
Toa Reinsurance Co of America

Phil Clancey
Guy Carpenter & Company

Sam DeGiovanni
Ryan Re

Andrew Downing

Dwayne Elliott
American Agricultural Insurance Company

Josh Hackett
Arch Re

Michael Schummer
Munich Re

Danny Hojonowski
Trans Re

Julie McLoughlin
Guy Carpenter & Company