Automation Committee

Shannon Dahlke Applegate

Committee Charter

The mission of the Automation Committee is to plan and execute the wholesale insurance market’s only annual Automation Conference;  inform members about current industry technology issues by researching and developing Technology News articles related to the surplus lines insurance industry; foster development and innovation of technology standards for the industry and members, and work with other industry organizations on technology initiatives impacting the wholesale, specialty and surplus lines industry. 

Learn more about the Conference on the WSIA Insurtech Conference webpage .

2019-2020 Committee Members 

Laura Allen, Risk Placement Services
Greg Blanford, RT Specialty
Cristy Brewer, Atlantic Casualty Insurance Co.
Jason Brooks, Western World Insurance Group
Sam Carson, Burns & Wilcox
Chuck Clemens, Navigators Management Company
Brad Craner, Zurich
Ana Daves, Hallmark Financial Services, Inc.
Brian DeSoto, Great American Risk Solutions
Jude DiBattista, QBE
Eric Douglas, DMP BPO
Zachary Frederick, Tuscano Agency, Inc.
Joseph Gianzanti, Bass Underwriters, Inc.
Emily Hathcoat, Risk Placement Services
Arvind Kaushal, Insurance House
Lauri Klotz, Ryan Specialty Group
Kevin Maher, Canopius Group
Asif Malik, Risk Placement Services

  Robert McCallum, MHI, a division of Worldwide Facilities, LLC
Robert Michalski, RT Specialty
Tammie Miller, Hull & Company, Inc.
Scott Montney, Cochrane & Co.
Nikola Nicic, Outsource Insurance Professionals
Vladimir Peraza, CRC
Sam Pless, MHI, a division of Worldwide Facilities, LLC
Marie Reed, Nationwide E&S/Specialty
Mike Roy, RT Specialty
Scott Sauter, AmWINS Group
Stephen Shea, Bass Underwriters, Inc.
Blake Stock, Combined Group Insurance
Chris Stratton, Atlantic Casualty Insurance Co.
Sarah Thacker, Lloyd's 
Tate Tooley, Bloss & Dillard, Inc. 
Jason Wiley, Nautilus Insurance Group
Terry Woodford, IVANS Insurance Solutions
Committee Staff Support
Julie Fritz

Chelsea Lenhart
Josh Vengley