Press Release – September 9, 2021

Here are some recent updates from ICCIE, the official education program of the captive insurance industry.


New ICCIE and IRMI / Agreement

The International Center for Captive insurance Education (ICCIE) is delighted to announce a new partnership with the International Risk Management Institute (IRMI) and that will connect IRMI’s online self-paced captive insurance modules with ICCIE’s ACI and CCI designations.

For several years IRMI has featured three standalone captive insurance education modules. The new arrangement allows those who have successfully completed the modules to obtain a waiver for ICCIE’s “Introduction to Alternative Risk Financing Mechanisms” class when accepted into the Associate in Captive Insurance (ACI) or Certificate in Captive Insurance (CCI). Another option for those who successfully complete the three mini-modules is to purchase the ICCIE “Intro” class at a 50% discount, in recognition of the work already done through the modules. The agreement is meant to benefit matriculants who complete the IRMI modules and offer them an easy, incentivized on-ramp into the ICCIE programs.

“Since our launch ICCIE has had a great relationship with IRMI/, but this new arrangement is the first real cooperative agreement we have ever had, and it’s a great opportunity for both organizations, as well as captive insurance students,” said ICCIE Executive Director Mitch Cantor.

“IRMI/ is very excited to partner with ICCIE in this endeavor,” said IRMI Captive & Risk Finance Product Manager Joe McDonald. “Our mutual goal of advancing captive insurance education can only be further realized when we combine our efforts in ways like this. Our partnership will make it easy for individuals to increase their understanding of captives as we collectively facilitate a more knowledgeable and sophisticated captive expert.”

For those seeking additional details, please contact ICCIE at or visit


CICA Continues As Lead ICCIE Supporter

During ICCIE’s Annual Board Meeting just prior to VCIA, CICA President Dan Towle confirmed CICA’s continuing support for ICCIE with its annual contribution of $10,000, maintaining CICA’s place as ICCIE’s biggest individual contributor. ICCIE and CICA have had a great partnership for a number of years, and this continued substantial support is very significant for the industry’s education program. Tremendous thanks to Dan and the whole CICA Board.

During a Johnson Lambert reception at the 2021 VCIA conference, CICA President Dan Towle (center) presents ICCIE Executive Director Mitch Cantor (2d from right) with a $10,000 contribution. Also in the photo (left to right) are ICCIE Board Vice President Anne Marie Towle, John Prescott (Johnson Lambert, and host of the event), and ICCIE Board member Sherry Ricker.


ICCIE Elects New Board Members

At its Annual Meeting at the end of the summer, ICCIE added several stellar captive professionals to its Board of Directors. ICCIE is incredibly fortunate to have the talents of exceptional individuals guiding the organization. New directors who recently started their terms on the ICCIE Board are:

Brenda Pickering
Bradford Consulting, BVI


Jerry Messick
Elevate Risk Solutions, OK


Mark Wiedeman
Captive Regulator, State of Utah


Recent ACI / CCI Graduates:

Candice Bain, Cooperative Assurance Limited – Bahamas
Mallory Fratta, Swiss Re – California
Maggie Neustadt, Saint Lukes – Missouri
Claire Richardson, Butler University – Ohio

Jonathan Akindipe, Davies Group – Ohio
Donald Ashwood – State of Oklahoma
John Bizzell, Stephens Insurance – Arkansas
Courtney Boles, RMC Group – Arizona
Rae Brown, GPWA – Arizona
Inga Brunette, Straus Global – South Carolina
Edward Cox, Brisk Management Services – North Carolina
Jeremy Daquioag, USA Risk – Cayman Islands
Manuel De Sousa, Flynn Group – Ontario, Canada
Dawn Dinardo, Hylant – Tennessee
Stephen Hassman, Spring Consulting Group, Massachusetts
Renee Hieb, Around the Clock Care – California
Karen His, University of California
Giles Hobday, USA Risk – Cayman Islands
Ryan Kaminski, Davies Group – Ohio
Kristy-Ann King, Integrity Insurance – Barbados
Bradley Koland, Land O Lakes – Minnesota
Prabal Lakhanpal, Spring Consulting Groups – Massachusetts
Gregory McLemore, AmFed National Insurance Company – Mississippi
Kencil McPhee, Insurance Commission of the Bahamas
Kristina Odom, Bon Secours Mercy Health – Ohio
Kimberlee Reese, Larry Miller Group – Utah
Lea Riddle, McGriff Insurance Services – Virginia
Elizabeth Rohlfs – Atlas Insurance Management – North Carolina
Diana Schmidt, Hausmann-Johnson Insurance – Wisconsin
Benjamin Steele, GPWA – Arizona
David Taylor, Taylor Foley LLC – South Carolina
Tyler Tigges, Great West Casualty Company – Nebraska
Adam Vanicek, Grant Thorton – Cayman Islands
Jennifer Warrington, Johnson Financial Group – Wisconsin

For additional information about any of these news items contact ICCIE Executive Director Mitch Cantor at 802-651-9051 or