| Richard Schmitzer
The mission of the Internship Committee is to attract bright, enthusiastic college juniors and seniors majoring in Insurance/Risk Management to our industry through the NAPSLO Internship Program.
NAPSLO members who would like to learn more about the NAPSLO Internship program should visit the Internship webpage.
2016-2017 Committee Members
Nick Abraham, Markel Wholesale
Phil Adams, SCU Orlando
Michelle Akacki, WKFC Underwriting Managers
Susan Altrock, Arch Insurance Group
Amanda Berger, Partners Specialty Group, LLC
David Brinkerhoff, RT Specialty
Johanna Brooks, General Star
Chad E. Brown, Alternative Risk Company
Gabe Carrieri, XS Brokers Insurance Agency
Timothy Chaix, R.E. Chaix & Assoc. Ins.
Tony Chimera, Endurance
Lisa H. Collins, Great American Insurance Group
Dan Confalone, Markel Wholesale
Karen Davis, Nationwide E&S/Specialty
Tom DeCotis, DeCotis Insurance Assoc., Inc.
Gerald Dupre, Hallmark Specialty Insurance
Jack Elliott, CRC Birmingham
Tina Epstein Abrams, Topa Insurance Company
Charles Ford, Endurance
Amel Gana, AmTrust E&S Insurance
Sarah Gavlick, Markel Wholesale
Robert Harwood, Bell & Clements Limited
Jeff Hoffman, Atlas General Insurance
Katie Katzman, AmWINS Brokerage
Jennifer Kessel, USG Insurance Services, Inc.
Jeff Lamb, Markel Corporation
Ronda Lofton, RPS Scottsdale
Adam Mazan, RPS Orange
Jonathan M. McKenzie, Commercial Sector Ins. Brokers
Kelsey Moore, Worldwide Facilities
Terri Moran, Vela Insurance Services
Eric Mutch, Gen Re
William Palmer, Arch Insurance Group
Matt Parkhurst, Great American Insurance Group
Houston Pittman, AmWINS Access Insurance Services
Patti Roth, Worldwide Facilities, LLC
Julie Slyter, Houston International Insurance Group
Christine Snowberger, General Star
Chad Thibodeaux, Southwest Risk
Chad Trainor, Arlington/Roe
Michael Vought, IFG Companies
Caley Waters, RSUI
Lindsey Wingerning, Liberty International Underwriters
Michelle Yuko, AmWINS Brokerage
Committee Staff Support
2016-2017 Committee Goals & Action Items
- Review feedback from this year’s interns and past interns as a point of discussion for future enhancements to the program
- Select and place 15 or more interns in the NAPSLO Internship Program (Oct. 15 application deadline) and select a subset to attend the 2017 NAPSLO Annual Convention. The Committee will attempt to organize intern hosts such that interns are hosted in the same city during their internship and are placed in a city with other interns.
- Review necessary amendments/updates to materials governing or pertaining to the NAPSLO Internship Program including improved draft schedules, clearer reimbursement guidance, and program applications and evaluations.
- Continue work to implement subgroups to provide more accurate and timelier information to the interns and hosts as part of the program. This work will include the development of a program-wide project plan and draft communication for Committee use.
- Implement a background check process as part of the intern selection process, with all offers to be contingent on passing the background check.
- Discuss and consider approval of enhanced content for the 2017 NAPSLO Internship Orientation Program.
- Develop expectations for Committee participation in the coming year and report to the NAPSLO Board of Directors.
- Consider development of a host orientation program, methods for recruiting additional hosts, and ways of streamlining the Scholar selection process at Convention.
- Ensure the current J.H. Blades (London) and Bermuda Scholars have a beneficial experience and work to establish hosts for 2017 Scholars.
- Implement a formal evaluation process for the London and Bermuda scholarships similar to the process for the NAPSLO Internship Program.
Committee materials are available through the NAPSLO mobile app for Committee members.