Current Faculty
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Evan Bennett

ICCIE core course: Reinsurance and Other Risk Transfer Mechanisms

Evan D. Bennett is a Reinsurance and Insurance consultant in Chicago, Illinois. He has over 30 years of experience in the insurance/reinsurance industry and has been involved in reinsurance audits and reviews, reinsurance accounting, reinsurance contract analyses, and statutory audits. He has also acted as an expert witness and consultant on various arbitration and litigation…

Brad Campbell

ICCIE elective: Employee Benefits and Captives

Bradford P. Campbell, Counsel with DrinkerBiddle in Washington, D.C. He concentrates his practice in employee benefits and ERISA litigation, specializing in ERISA Title I issues, including fiduciary conduct and prohibited transactions. A nationally-recognized figure in employer-sponsored retirement, health and other welfare benefit plans, Brad is the former Assistant Secretary of Labor for Employee Benefits and…

Joel Chansky

ICCIE core course: Predicting Risk and an Introduction to Actuarial Science

Joel is a consulting actuary and a principal with the Boston office of Milliman — a firm he has been with since 1987. Joel’s property and casualty insurance experience includes loss reserving, premium reserving, valuation studies, funding studies for captives and self-insureds, rate filing reviews for regulatory authorities, and expert testimony. Joel also has considerable…

Courtney Claflin

ICCIE core course: Understanding Risk and Risk Retention Mechanisms

Courtney is the Executive Director of Fiat Lux Risk Insurance Company, a single parent captive formed by The Regents of the University of California. The University of California system consists of 10 University campuses, 5 academic health systems, and 3 national laboratories,  incorporating over 240,000 students, 200,000 faculty and staff, and more than 1.7 million…

Kevin Doherty

ICCIE core course: Business Ethics in the Captive Insurance Industry

Kevin Doherty is a partner in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough’s Nashville office. His practice focuses on insurance regulatory law, with particular emphasis on captives, risk retention groups, self-insurance funds, and other alternative insurance vehicles. Mr. Doherty helped to rewrite the captive insurance law in Tennessee in 2011. He also handles insurance transactions, including purchases…

Mike Domanski

ICCIE elective: Healthcare Captives Overview

Mr. Domanski is a seasoned attorney with a practice dedicated to international tax matters and alternative risk financing arrangements. He possesses more than 15 years of experience representing individuals and companies involved in U.S. inbound and outbound transactions. Advises tax-exempt and for-profit entities in the organization and maintenance of captive insurance companies, self-insurance programs, risk…

Adam Dubuque

ICCIE elective: Accounting for Captives: Financial Reporting and Analysis and ICCIE elective: Accounting for Captives: Interpretation and Management Perspectives

Adam Dubuque, CPA, ARM, ARe is a Partner in the Burlington, Vermont office of Johnson Lambert. His responsibilities consist primarily of providing audit, tax, and other related services to various insurance entities and non-profit organizations. Since joining the firm in 2003, Adam has worked with a wide variety of commercial insurers and reinsurers, captives, risk…

Dan Fineran

ICCIE elective: Healthcare Captives Overview

Dan joined Premier Insurance Management Services, Inc. (PIMS) as Director of Law Department Operations in 2002. He is responsible for managing hospital and physician claims, for both primary and excess programs, from the Charlotte, NC service center. He has also played a major role in developing information systems and procedures facilitating the growth of PIMS…

Jason Flaxbeard

ICCIE elective: Captive Board Governance

Jason manages the Beecher Carlson’s alternative risk operations within the US, Bermuda and Cayman Islands. Beecher Carlson is presently the 3rd largest captive manager worldwide by premium volume, managing complex risk strategies for some of the world’s largest companies. Jason’s approach to business is consultative and solutions based. Alternative risk is more than captive management…

Melissa Hancock

ICCIE elective: Accounting for Captives: Financial Reporting and Analysis and ICCIE elective: Accounting for Captives: Interpretation and Management Perspectives

Melissa is the Regional Manager of Strategic Risk Solutions mid-Atlantic region for captive management. She is responsible for overseeing the development and ongoing management of SRS’s Washington DC and Delaware-domiciled captives and RRGs, as well as responsibilities for several Vermont captive companies. Melissa has extensive experience with a wide variety of captive companies, including single…

Jonathan Harkavy

ICCIE elective: Risk Retention Groups

Jon Harkavy, Vice President and General Counsel for Risk Services LLC, has for many years been a strong advocate in the legal and political arena on behalf of the alternative insurance market community.  He served for eight years as Director of Governmental Affairs and General Counsel to the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) during…

Joe Holahan

ICCIE elective: Captive Board Governance

Joe Holahan is of counsel with the law firm Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP and a member of the firm’s Insurance and Reinsurance Group.  Based in Washington, D.C., Joe is highly experienced in the development and maintenance of captive programs, including all aspects of captive formation, licensing, regulation and corporate governance. Joe regularly advises captive…

Beth Huntington

ICCIE elective: Captive Claims Management: Best Practices and Reinsurance

Beth is Senior Claims Counsel with Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc./Western Litigation. She has over 25 years experience in healthcare operations, health care risk management, patient safety culture, professional liability litigation management, captive insurance management, pediatric healthcare. Beth has expertise in medical malpractice litigation defense and plaintiff, employment practice and D&O litigation management in multiple state…

Brian Johnson

ICCIE core course: Predicting Risk and an Introduction to Actuarial Science

Associate in the Casualty Actuarial Society, Member of the American Academy of Actuaries Associate in Risk Management Professional experience includes all aspects of property/casualty insurance pricing and reserving, and financial analyses regarding the establishment and maintenance of alternative risk transfer and self-insurance programs. Specialties: Captives, Risk Retention Groups, Self-Insurance funding, Retention analyses, Financial Condition Examinations,…

Jeff Kehler

ICCIE core course: Understanding Risk and Risk Retention Mechanisms

An insurance professional with extensive experience in traditional and alternative markets and insurance regulation. Skilled in sales, marketing, business development, and management at branch, regional, and corporate levels. Designed, developed, and marketed various captive programs in Bermuda, Cayman, and Vermont. Substantial experience in financial regulation and solvency surveillance of captive insurance companies in South Carolina.…

Aidan Kelly

ICCIE core course: Reinsurance and Other Risk Transfer Mechanisms

Aidan Kelly is the Chief Operations Officer and Compliance Officer for the Willis Global Captive Practice – The Americas comprising offices in Vermont, Hawaii, Chicago, New York, Mumbai, Bermuda and Cayman Islands. Aidan is based in Burlington, Vermont. Aidan is responsible for the operational delivery of client services, developing and improving service standards and ensuring…

Daniel J. Kusaila

ICCIE elective: Accounting for Captives: Interpretation and Management Perspectives

Dan’s tax services partner with Crowe Horwath’s insurance tax practice and serves local and national insurance tax clients. He is responsible for the execution and delivery of tax consulting and compliance services. Dan has significant expertise in taxation of traditional property & casualty insurance companies, life insurance companies, and captive insurance companies. Specific areas of…

Karin Landry

ICCIE elective: Employee Benefits and Captives

Karin Landry is Managing Partner for Spring Consulting Group, LLC. Karin has more than 20 years of experience in the insurance, health care, risk financing, retirement and benefits industries. She is an internationally recognized leader in captive insurance strategy, benefits and financing. In addition, Karin helps a variety of governmental, corporate, insurance, financial services and…

Jessica Lasher

ICCIE elective: Accounting for Captives: Financial Reporting and Analysis and ICCIE elective: Accounting for Captives: Interpretation and Management Perspectives

Jessica is a Principal with Johnson Lambert & Co. LLP, responsible for providing audit, consulting services and engagement management to various property casualty insurers including commercial insurance companies, risk retention groups, captive insurance companies and companies registered with the SEC. She has extensive experience in the assessment of the design and operating effectiveness of internal…

Chaz Lavelle

ICCIE core course: Forming and Operating a Captive

Charles J. (Chaz) Lavelle is an attorney in the Louisville, Kentucky office of Greenebaum Doll & McDonald PLLC and was Tax Counsel on two taxpayer victories in United States Court of Appeals captive insurance tax cases:  Humana Inc. v. Commissioner in the Sixth Circuit (litigating the “brother-sister” issue) and Ocean Drilling & Exploration Company v.…

Chris Mandel

ICCIE core course: An Introduction to Alternative Risk Financing Mechanisms

Christopher E. Mandel is SVP, Strategic Solutions for Sedgwick where he is responsible for helping the company reach its strategic vision of serving current and evolving needs of its current and future customers as well as help lead the industry vertical to the next level and beyond. Previously he served as the president and managing…

Stephanie Mapes

ICCIE elective: Risk Retention Groups

Stephanie Mapes is a member of the Insurance Law and Intellectual Property Law teams at Paul Frank + Collins, with a focus on captive insurance, trademarks, and copyrights. Stephanie’s captive insurance practice involves advising clients with respect to pure and association captives, risk retention groups, reciprocal captives and other alternative insurance arrangements; specifically with respect…

Andrew McComb

ICCIE elective: Understanding the Intricacies of Cell Captives

Andy has responsibility for the primary operating companies of Camlann Holdings Ltd. including the Allegro insurance management operations which provide reinsurance facilities, management, and consulting services in the offshore insurance, reinsurance and alternative risk transfer markets.  He has over twenty years experience in the offshore insurance industry and serves as a Director on the Board…

Thomas (“Tom”) McMahon

ICCIE elective: Captive Board Governance

Thomas (“Tom”) McMahon holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) degree from University College, Galway, Ireland and is a qualified Chartered Accountant. He is President and a shareholder of Cedar Management Limited, a USA Risk Group Company. USA Risk Group is the world’s largest independent captive management company. Prior to joining Cedar in 1994, Tom Served…

Mike Mead

ICCIE core course: Understanding Risk and Risk Retention Mechanisms

Mike is a veteran of the insurance industry having served as an underwriter, broker, manager and consultant. He is currently the Editor of Captive Insurance Company Reports and the President of M.R. Mead & Company, Inc., a captive consulting and management company with offices in Chicago, St. Louis, Indianapolis and Nashville, TN. Previously he served…

Kieran Mehigan

ICCIE elective: Understanding the Intricacies of Cell Captives

Kieran Mehigan is a Senior Account Executive / Vice President of Marsh Captive Solutions in the Cayman Islands and has worked with Marsh since 2005.   Prior toworking with Marsh Kieran worked as an audit manager in the Captive Industry for PricewaterhouseCoopers. Kieran leads a team at Marsh where he has overall responsibility to ensure smooth…

Robert “Skip” Myers

ICCIE elective: Risk Retention Groups

Robert H. (“Skip”) Myers, Jr. is the managing partner of the Washington, D.C. office of the law firm of Morris, Manning & Martin. His practice specializes in financial services regulatory and corporate issues.  He represents a variety of insurance entities, trade associations, and other corporations. He has written, spoken, and presented testimony on various issues,…

Arthur Perschetz

ICCIE elective: Understanding the Intricacies of Cell Captives

Arthur Perschetz serves as counsel in Baker & Daniels’ insurance and finance services group where much of his practice focuses on forming captive insurers and risk retention groups and is recognized as one of the District of Columbia’s leading practitioners in this area.  His experience in insurance-related regulatory and corporate matters and lobbying includes company…

Carol Pierce

ICCIE core course: Reinsurance and Other Risk Transfer Mechanisms

Carol is Vice President and Client & Competitor Analyst of Munich Reinsurance America, Inc.(“Munich Re”). In her present position, Carol supports Munich Re’s primary insurance operations by performing quantitative and qualitative competitor and client analysis; by developing client strategies; by identifying target prospects; and by monitoring (re)insurance industry issues and trends to identify emerging opportunities…

Pamela Popp

ICCIE elective: Healthcare Captives Overview and ICCIE elective: Captive Claims Management Best Practices and Reinsurance

Pamela currently serves as Executive Vice President with Western Litigation Inc., working with hospitals and physicians across the country in the management and mitigation of their professional liability exposures.  Pamela’s career has included management positions with multiple healthcare entities including Stanford University Medical Center, Tenet HealthSystems, SSM Health Care and others. Pamela has served as…

Carolyn Rice

ICCIE electives: Accounting for Captives: Financial Reporting and Analysis and Accounting for Captives: Interpretation and Management Perspectives

Carolyn is a Partner in the Burlington, VT office and has over 12 years of experience in public accounting. Carolyn’s main focus is providing audit services to the industries that Johnson Lambert serves: insurance, not-for profits and employee benefit plans. Since joining the firm in 2003, Carolyn has worked with a wide variety of commercial…

Sherry Ricker

ICCIE core course: Forming and Operating a Captive

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS • Over 25 years of experience in effectively managing service teams in meeting company objectives; • Strong project management, analytical, and problem solving skills; • Ability to work under pressure on multiple projects and meet required deadlines; • Professional communication skills, both oral and written, ability to lead discussions and speak in public;…

Sean Rider

ICCIE core courses: An Introduction to Alternative Risk Financing Mechanisms and Understanding Risk and Risk Retention Mechanisms

Sean Rider is managing director, sales and consulting, for Willis global captive practice, Willis Group Holdings based in New York City. Sean is responsible for developing and executing global marketing strategies, captive consultancy offerings, and best in class consultancy procedures across Willis’ global captive practice. Sean’s responsibilities include performing and coordinating various levels of analysis…

David Roberts

ICCIE electives: Accounting for Captives: Financial Reporting and Analysis and Accounting for Captives: Interpretation and Management Perspectives

David A. Roberts is an Audit Partner with the Firm, and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the states of Connecticut and Vermont, and is approved to audit insurance entities in several domiciles. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Merrimack College, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public…

Dennis Silvia

ICCIE core courses: An Introduction to Alternative Risk Financing Mechanisms, Understanding Risk and Risk Retention Mechanisms

Dennis Silvia has been the president of Cedar Consulting LLC, in Chagrin Falls, OH since 2005.  Prior to that, he spent five years as Director of Group Captive Programs for CNA Insurance Co. in Chicago. In the decade preceding, Dennis served as Vice President, Captive Products for National Interstate Insurance Company in Richfield, OH.  He…

Jeffrey K. Simpson

ICCIE core course: Business Ethics in the Captive Insurance Industry and ICCIE elective: Understanding the Intricacies of Cell Captives

Jeffrey K. Simpson is a Director at the Wilmington law firm of Gordon, Fournaris & Mammarella. He is a graduate of Brown University and Villanova University School of Law. Jeff is admitted to practice law in Delaware and Nevada. Jeff’s practice focuses on the formation, regulation and governance of captive insurance companies. He is a…

Carl Terzer

ICCIE core course: Investment Basics for Captives and ICCIE elective: Investments and Captives

Carl is Founder and Principal of CapVisor Associates, LLC, an SEC-registered investment advisor, that specializes in providing advisory services consisting of highly customized investment management programs to the alternative risk markets. He brings more than 27 years of insurance asset management experience, over 12 of which have been focused on working with Captives, Self Insurers,…

Lesley Thompson

ICCIE electives: Accounting for Captives: Financial Reporting and Analysis and Accounting for Captives: Interpretation and Management Perspectives

Lesley Thompson recently joined MaplesFS, and is based in the Cayman Islands. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting and Finance, is a Chartered Management Accountant, an Associate in Captive Insurance and a Chartered Global Management Accountant. She has worked in the Captive Insurance Industry since 2000 with Aon in Bermuda and HSBC,…

Anne Marie Towle

ICCIE core course: Forming and Operating a Captive and ICCIE elective: Investments and Captives

Willis Towers Watson Burlington, VT Chicago, IL   Senior Captive Consultant VP, Global Captive Practice Responsible for sales, marketing, and branding of Willis global captive insurance practice in North America Created and launched internal captive training programs for the management offices Arrange internal educational sessions to producers on captive insurance Identified, organized and coordinated pro…

Robert Walling

ICCIE core course: Predicting Risk and an Introduction to Actuarial Science

Professional Experience Robert Walling is a Principal and Consulting Actuary with Pinnacle Actuarial Resources, Inc. and has been in the insurance industry since 1989, consulting since 1997. He is focused on commercial lines ratemaking and product development, actuarial studies for captives and self‐insureds, commercial lines loss reserving, legislative costing, litigation support, regulatory consulting and expert…

Ben Whitehouse

Ben Whitehouse is with the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance as the attorney for the Captive Insurance Section.  His work includes overseeing legal compliance for captive insurance companies applying for a Tennessee license or are already domiciled in Tennessee.  Ben is responsible for the Captive Section’s legislation and rulemaking efforts.  He is also the…