Leadership THOUGHT LEADERS
Nancy Germond’s almost three decades of insurance experience give her unique insights and abilities as a consultant and copywriter. An accomplished risk and claims manager, Germond has written scores of risk-management related articles and white papers and has presented for organizations like the Public Risk Management Association (PRIMA) and the Society for Human Resources.
Scott serves as the President & CEO of The Addis Group and Addis Intellectual Capital. Founded in 1990, Scott has been recognized as one of the "25 Most Innovative Agents in America" by The National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research. Scott resides in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania with his wife Bobbie.
Jon Picoult is the founder of Watermark Consulting, a customer experience advisory firm specializing in the financial services industry. Picoult has worked with thousands of executives, helping some of the world's foremost brands capitalize on the power of loyalty -- both in the marketplace and in the workplace.
Justin Peters, currently 21 years old, works for an insurance brokerage near St. Louis. He started his career as an intern more than two years ago, with little exposure to the industry and no initial decision to pursue a position in the field after graduation.
Ty Sagalow is a 30-year senior insurance executive veteran, 25 of which he spent at AIG, where he held various positions. He is currently president of Innovation Insurance Group, a consulting firm to the insurance industry specializing in product development and subject-matter expertise in management and professional liability insurance.
Donna Galer is a consultant, author and lecturer. She served as the chairwoman of the Spencer Educational Foundation from 2006-2010, following retirement after 17 years at Zurich Insurance. Galer is the author of two top selling ERM books, "Enterprise Risk Management - Straight To The Point" and "Enterprise Risk Management - Straight To The Value." She is also a senior advisor for Hanover Stone Solutions.
David Axene started Axene Health Partners in 2003 after a successful career at Ernst & Young and Milliman & Robertson. He is an internationally recognized health consultant and is recognized as a strategist and thought leader in the insurance industry. He earned an MS Degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of Washington and a BS degree in Physics and Engineering from Seattle Pacific University.
Fay Feeney is a trusted adviser to corporate boards, directors and executives on emerging business trends that optimize strategy. She provides strategic insights on how to connect to real time information whether found on LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube or Google. Fay brings her extensive SH&E, risk management and human resource expertise to this exciting and important area for business.
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.