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2019 Agenda


Tuesday, June 4, 2019

(Boot camp for risk managers only)

11:00 a.m. Registration opens for boot camp attendees
11:45 a.m. Lunch
12:15-1:15 p.m.

Risk management and the economic climate in 2019 and beyond

Stephen Cooper, U.S. Economist, Hartford Investment Management Company

1:15-1:45 p.m. Break
1:45-2:45 p.m.

Leadership discussion 

Peter Zaffino, Executive Vice President and CEO – AIG

2:45-3:00 p.m. Break
3:00-4:00 p.m.

Risk owner framework and culture building

Brad Witt, Risk Manager — Helena Agri

4:00-5:00 p.m.

Becoming a great risk manager

Jill Brooks, Director, Risk Management, Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages

4:30-5:30 p.m. General registration opens with networking
6:00-11:00 p.m. Four Seasons Sky Terrace: Opening reception and dinner
Music entertainment by Lele Rose: Sponsored by AIG


Wednesday, June 5, 2019

(Open to all Symposium attendees)

7:00 a.m. General registration
7:15-7:55 a.m. Buffet breakfast
Sponsored by Starr Companies
8:00-8:30 a.m. Welcoming remarks and risk management survey overview
8:30-9:15 a.m.

Market update

  • Vince Gaffigan, Executive Vice President Director, Risk Consulting — Lockton Companies
  • Scott Curtis, Senior Vice President, Managing Director, Specialty Practice  — Lockton Companies
9:15-9:30 a.m. Networking break
9:30-11:00 a.m.

Micro topics

Workers’ compensation medical claims insights: Opioids/cannabis
Dr. Adam Seidner, Chief Medical Officer — The Hartford

Backwards, sideways, forward:
How to think through a business interruption loss
Jeff Esper, Director of Marketing & Business Development — RWH Myers

Benchmarking and measuring the performance of your self-insurance program
Richard Frese, Principal & Consulting Actuary, — Milliman

Quantifying the impact of claim complexity
Joe Powell, Vice President of Analytics — Gallagher Bassett

Accomplishing risk management objectives with structured solutions
Robert Curtis, Senior Vice President — SCOR

Cybersecurity and privacy: Solutions to protect your bottom line
Jerry Bessette, Managing Director — ANKURA

Property claims: Before and after a loss — Tips for achieving a smooth disaster recovery process
Steve Moehn, Vice President, Senior Property Claims Consultant — Lockton Companies

9:30-11:00 a.m. Mining industry breakout
11:00-11:30 a.m. Networking break
11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Executive liability panel

  • Moderator: Miranda Fabian, Account Executive, Financial Services — Lockton
  • Shelley Norman, Lead Regional Executive U.S. Financial Lines — AIG
  • Jarrod Schlesinger, EVP of Public Company Management Liability — Chubb
  • Mike Silver, Senior Vice President of Underwriting and Product Development — Old Republic Professional
12:15-12:30 p.m. Networking break
12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch with speaker Said Taiym, EVP & Chief Digital Officer — Lockton
Sponsored by Swiss Re
1:30-1:45 p.m. Networking break
1:45-2:30 p.m.

Claims panel

  • Moderator: Scott Skifstad, Risk Control Manager — Lockton
  • Debra Levy, VP Claims, Sales & Service Support — York Risk Services
  • Joanne Moynihan, VP WC Product Development — Travelers
  • Jim Thayer, Vice President and Manager of U.S. Casualty
  • Sharon Scott,  Vice President, Medical Programs — ESIS
  • Steve Peacock, Assistant Vice President, Claims — Safety National
2:30-3:30 p.m.

Insurance executive panel

  • Moderator: Mark Moitoso, Risk Practices Leader — Lockton
  • Matthew Merna, Division President, Major Accounts — Chubb
  • David Crowe, Senior Vice President, Claims — Berkshire Hathaway
  • Paul Horgan, Head of North America Commercial Insurance — Zurich NA
3:30-3:45 p.m. Networking break
3:45-4:45 p.m. Keynote address, Rick Rigsby
4:45-5:00 p.m. Closing remarks
5:00-6:00 p.m. Closing reception at Four Seasons
6:30 p.m. Bus pickup for off-site event
7:00-11:00 p.m. Budweiser Brew House rooftop — Ballpark Village: Watch the Cardinals take on Cincinnati Reds
Sponsored by Lockton London