Personal Risk Management THOUGHT LEADERS
Tom Emerick is president of Emerick Consulting and cofounder of EdisonHealth and Thera Advisors. Emerick’s years with Wal-Mart Stores, Burger King, British Petroleum and American Fidelity Assurance have provided him with an excellent blend of experience and contacts.
Tony Boobier is a former worldwide insurance executive at IBM focusing on analytics and is now operating as an independent writer and consultant. He entered the insurance industry 30 years ago. After working for carriers and intermediaries in customer-facing operational roles, he crossed over to the world of technology in 2006.
Brian Pretti is a partner and chief investment officer at Capital Planning Advisors. He has been an investment management professional for more than three decades. He served as senior vice president and chief investment officer for Mechanics Bank Wealth Management, where he was instrumental in growing assets under management from $150 million to more than $1.4 billion.
Nick Gerhart has served as insurance commissioner of the state of Iowa since Feb. 1, 2013. Gerhart serves on the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) executive committee, life and annuity committee, financial condition committee and international committee. In addition, Gerhart is a board member of the National Insurance Producer Registry (NIPR).
Byron Acohido, one of the nation's most respected cybersecurity and privacy experts, has stepped into a new role: editor-in-chief at IDT911. Acohido first began paying close attention to cybersecurity and privacy in 2004 as a technology reporter and web producer at USA Today.
Scott Aurnou is a cyber security consultant, attorney and vice president at Soho Solutions, an IT consulting and managed services company based in New York. He helps organizations identify and address the kind of critical technology-related risk and market exposure that keep executives, management committees and corporate boards awake at night.
John Farley is a vice president and cyber risk consulting practice leader for HUB International's risk services division. HUB International is a North American insurance brokerage that provides an array of property and casualty, life and health, employee benefits, reinsurance, investment and risk management products and services.