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Keynote Address


John O’Leary – Live Inspired

John brings keen insights and inspiration into how to live with vibrancy and gratitude. John’s message of resilience and overcoming adversity empowers individuals to passionately live their personal and professional mission. His emotional storytelling and unexpected humor creates an environment for audiences around the world to shift their perspective and wake up from accidental living.

Risk Manager’s Bootcamp

Risk Manager's Bootcamp

How Risk Managers Can Be Better Communicators


BetterCommunicatorsTim Johnson, Slomoff Consulting Group

A lot of business communicators tend to offer lengthy explanations or “data dumps” which turn off listeners or don’t have the impact they should. During a Bootcamp session June 13, renowned speaking coach Tim Johnson will show what sets great communicators apart and how risk professionals can cultivate executive presence and make their presentations far more engaging.

Due Diligence Checklists Do Not Create Value; But You Can!

DueDiligenceTony Palumbo, Lockton Companies
Renee L. Szalkowski, Lockton Companies

During a Risk Managers’ Bootcamp session June 13, Tony Palumbo and Renee L. Szalkowski will provide an overview of how a risk manager or financial professional can create value during a corporate acquisition, we will explore the insurance/risk impact on quality of earnings—purchase price adjustment and post-close strategies to enhance value and utilizing transactional liability products to distinguish your proposal from your competitors’.

Using Models to Effectively Manage Your Catastrophe Property Risks

Mike Andler, Lockton Companies
Scott Curtis, Lockton Companies

Risk professionals may be wondering, in a soft, competitive market, do catastrophe models even matter anymore? During a Risk Managers’ Bootcamp session June 13, Lockton property practice leaders Mike Andler and Scott Curtis will provide an in-depth look at modeling and how it shapes insurance coverage. Among topics they’ll address: What is a stochastic model? Who are the major modeling companies? How do underwriters use models? How can risk professionals use models to their advantage?

What Could Possibly Go Wrong? How to Effectively Identify, Quantify, and Assess Cyber Risk

CyberRisksBrendan Fitzpatrick, Axio

As companies increasingly rely on emerging technologies to enable operations, their ability to effectively safeguard sensitive information and property diminishes. During a risk managers’ Bootcamp session on June 13, Axio’s Brendan Fitzpatrick will provide insight into how risk managers and cybersecurity professionals can identify, quantify, and assess risks in order to keep pace with an ever-advancing adversary and dynamic cyber threat landscape. Learn how your organization can effectively answer these key questions: What is our cyber exposure? How prepared are we, as an organization, to face that exposure? Do we have the financial strength to recover from an event?

2017 Executive Panel


Glenn Spencer

Chief Executive Officer, Lockton Companies


Peter Eastwood

President, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance

Ivan Gonzalez

CEO North America, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions



Jeremy Johnson

President, US Commercial Insurance, AIG


John Lupica

President, North America Major Accounts & Specialty Insurance, Vice Chairman, Chubb Limited/Chubb Group

“Great mix of speakers, along with the topics, good mix of current events/issues along with bigger picture items. Nice facility. Well organized. Timely topics.”

Trish Staub

Manager, Claims & Insurance , Graybar Electric Company, Inc.

“Overall excellent symposium with interesting and well presented topics. Plenty of time to network. Well organized logistics, great location, and good communication to attendees!” Kristyn Smallcombe

Assistant Product Line Manager-Energy & Construction, AIG/Lexington Insurance

“Very good conference, well supported, well attended, good topics, good venue, nice work!…Bootcamp risk managers roundtable with peer level companies are very informative and bring a lot of value.” David Jones

Senior Director, Risk & Insurance , Express Scripts Holding Company

2017 Sponsors

“Very good conference. Loved the micro-topics in that it was a forcing function for crisp conclusions, insights, and takeaways! A comprehensive agenda, a lot of interesting topics covered in a short period of time. This is a “must-attend” event.” Martha Von Uckermann

Vice President , Swiss Re Corporate Solutions

“Great topics with so much relevant and useful information.” Darla Vote

Manager Risk Management, Deaconess Health System

“Bootcamp was excellent…Symposium topics, overall, very informative and helpful. Cyber policy topics were very helpful.” Amy Ketola

Treasury Analyst, The Doe Run Company