Technology Committee

Committee Charter

The mission of the Technology Committee is to inform members on current industry technology issues; raise awareness and influence development of technology standards for the industry and members, and work with other industry organizations on technology initiatives impacting the surplus lines industry.

2016-2017 Committee Members 

Buddy Campo, SCU New Orleans
Cristi Carrington, Brown & Riding Insurance 
Chuck Clemens, Maxum Indemnity Company
Brian Foley, All Risks, Ltd.
Joseph Gianzanti, Bass Underwriters, Inc. 
John L. Guadagno, U.S. Risk
John Horton, AmRISC, LLC
Timothy Horton, USG Insurance Services, Inc.
Daniel Motel, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions
Bradley Sessions, Southern Alabama Insurance 
Blake Stock, The Combined Group
Kevin Sullivan, XL Catlin 
Eric Wistrand, Couch Braunsdorf 

Committee Staff Support

Julie Fritz
Josh Vengley

2016-2017 Committee Goals & Action Items

  1. Participate as member of the AAMGA’s Automation Committee to engage in technology developments impacting the surplus lines industry. Continue to serve as sponsor to keynote address and assist with program planning for the 2017 AAMGA Automation & Technology Conference. 
  2. Collaborate with other industry partners to engage the public relations and marketing efforts of the ESJWG. Funding assists in updating and maintaining the ESJWG website and educating the industry regarding its efforts. 
  3. Provide timely and useful updates to NAPSLO members regarding technology initiatives impacting the surplus lines industry. Such communications will be delivered in a either a specific NAPSLO Technology Update or the NAPSLO News as needed. 
  4. Review overarching themes and trends in member responses to the demographic questions included as part of the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 membership renewal process. Work with NAPSLO staff to suggest any changes to the process, demographic questions or the online dues payment process for the coming year. 

Industry Technology Organizations

NAPSLO partners with the AAMGA to sponsor the keynote address at the AAMGA Automation Conference each spring. The conference offers technology and business programs of interest to the surplus lines industry and a vendor trade show.

NAPSLO works with ACORD on technology standards issues. ACORD facilitates the development of open consensus data standards and standard forms, and works with its members and partner organizations to drive implementation of those standards.

Agent’s Council for Technology (ACT)
NAPSLO is a member of the IIABA’s Agents Council for Technology and the group’s mission is to bring the stakeholders in the independent insurance agency distribution system together to advance the use of the most effective business processes, practices and technologies, in order to enhance productivity, service, marketing, sales and security.

E&S Joint Working Group
The E&S Joint Working Group, formed in 2008, is a volunteer alliance of industry organizations was formed by ACT, AAMGA, and NAPSLO to improve the efficiencies for retail agents interacting with managing general agents and wholesale brokers in the E&S market and to promote the electronic exchange of data between the parties. The working group has three sub-groups (London, Carrier, and Retail Agent/General Agent) working on improving data transfer among industry parties.

Committee Materials

Committee materials are available through the NAPSLO mobile app for Committee members.