Disaster Planning & Recovery THOUGHT LEADERS
Nick Lamparelli has been working in the insurance industry for nearly 20 years as an agent, broker and underwriter for firms including AIR Worldwide, Aon, Marsh and QBE. Simulation and modeling of natural catastrophes occupy most of his day-to-day thinking. Billions of dollars of properties exposed to catastrophe that were once uninsurable are now insured because of his novel approaches.
Robert P. Hartwig is president of the Insurance Information Institute. Since joining the I.I.I. in 1998 as an economist and becoming chief economist in 1999, Dr. Hartwig has focused his work on improving understanding of key insurance issues across all industry stakeholders including media, consumers, insurers, producers, regulators, legislators and investors.
John Chace is the chief underwriting officer and management liability officer for OneBeacon Professional Insurance. He also served as vice president and executive product director for professional liability for Allianz /Fireman's Fund; vice president, professional liability, with Munich Re America; and chief underwriting officer for Medical Protective (Berkshire Hathaway).
Duncan Ellis is a managing director resident in Marsh's New York office and is the leader of the U.S. property practice. Ellis oversees approximately 250 brokers handling in excess of 3,500 clients and $3 billion in premium. He is also directly involved in many of the country’s larger global risk management clients, as well as many of the smaller middle market accounts.
Christopher B. Hess is a partner in the Pittsburgh office of RWH Myers, specializing in the preparation and settlement of large and complex property and business interruption insurance claims for companies in the chemical, mining, manufacturing, communications, financial services, health care, hospitality and retail industries.
Laurie Infantino is the President of Insight Insurance Consulting and Insurance Community Center. Insurance Community Center is an internet-based company providing interactive insurance webinars, professional products, and a library of insurance reference materials.
James Rice is senior business development director at Xuber, a provider of insurance software solutions serving 180+ brokers and carriers in nearly 50 countries worldwide. Rice brings more than 20 years of experience to the insurance technology, predictive analytics, BI, information services and business process management (BPM) sectors.
Mike Manes owns Square One Consulting and is on the board for the LSU Healthcare Network. His experience includes insurance agency production, military service, speaking engagements, serving as an instructor of risk and insurance at LSU and his board positions.
Karen Furtado, a partner at SMA, is a recognized industry expert in the core systems space. Given her exceptional knowledge of policy administration, rating, billing and claims, insurers seek her unparalleled knowledge in mapping solutions to business requirements and IT needs.