Career Development Committee

Tim Chaix

Committee Charter

The Career Development Committee’s mission is to network with WSIA members to create interest, awareness and enthusiasm about careers in the wholesale, specialty and surplus lines industry with bright, enthusiastic college students.  The Committee encourages the exchange of educational and industry information and promotes professionalism while encouraging students and professionals to become more involved in the wholesale, specialty and surplus lines community. 

WSIA Members
To learn more about how you can be involved with educating or hiring college students, please visit the Talent Development web page.

Students and Faculty
To learn more about the WSIA opportunities available to students and faculty, visit the Student Opportunities web page. You can also sign up to receive the WSIA U-News to be notified of events and deadlines. 

Contact Christine Timmerman, Career Development Programs Manager, at

2021-2022 Committee Members 

Andrew Adams, River Valley Underwriters
Mary Albrecht, Amwins Group, Inc.
Josh Ammons, Amwins Brokerage
Phil April, Argo Group
Laura Barron, RT Specialty
Alexander Barton, Great American Insurance Group
Jessie Berger, Tennant Special Risk LLC
Leslie Bingham, Sedgwick
Devon Borisoff, Monarch E&S Insurance Svcs.
Jacquelyn Borsje, RT Specialty
Alyssa Bouchard, Gamma Iota Sigma
Kaileigh Bowe, WNC Insurance Services, Inc.
Elizabeth Brannen, Crum & Forster Surplus & Specialty Lines
Kyle Burch, W.H. Greene & Assoc., Inc.
Zachary Burch, Amwins Group, Inc.
Brett Carter, The Jacobson Group
Jeremy Chaseley, AXIS Insurance
Trish Christensen, Nationwide E&S/Specialty
Robert Costa, Great American Insurance Group
Stephanie Cox, U.S. Risk Insurance Group
Tim Crownover, RT Specialty
Kimberly Curtis, Nationwide E&S/Specialty
Joe Dahlvig, Admiral Insurance Group
Thurston Davis, RT Specialty
Annie Dawson, RT Specialty
Meredith Dearing, Markel
Armand DeForneau, RSUI
Nick DeMarco, RT Specialty
Donald DeMent, Century Insurance Group
Brett Dresner, Amwins Brokerage
Ross Driscoll, National E&S Insurance Brokers, Inc.
Connie Enniss, Arch Insurance Group
Samantha Fritch, Worldwide Facilities, LLC
Mike Gallagher, Risk Placement Services
Bill Gatewood, Burns & Wilcox
Albert Geraci, Risk Placement Services
Steve Girard, Markel
Rebecca Gitig, Aspen Insurance
Brett Glaser, GenStar
Nick Graham, Nautilus Insurance Group
Debra Green, Risk Placement Services
Chelsea Gresham, RT Specialty
Leslie Hagemann, Risk Placement Services
Timothy Hamer, Great American Risk Solutions
Mallorie Harper, Argo Group

Rich Hartman, Brit Global Specialty USA
Enya He, Lloyd's
Michael Hisey, Tower Hill Insurance Group
Anita Jim, Nationwide E&S/Specialty
Julia Keenan, Lexington Insurance Company
Faren Kelly, Risk Placement Services
Victoria Killingsworth, Lexington Insurance Company
Anna Kodryanu, Burns & Wilcox, Ltd.
Lee Koonce, Beazley Group
Veronica Kuyoth, Nationwide E&S/Specialty
Perri Leung, Crum & Forster
David Lewison, Amwins Brokerage
Leslie Lloyd, MHI a division of Worldwide Facilities, LLC
Matt Madar, Great American Risk Solutions
Logan McLain, Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection & Ins.
Kaitlyn Miller, Great American Insurance Group
Belinda Morris, RSUI
Alexander Mortimer, IFG Companies
Ryan Mroz, Admiral Insurance Group
Matthew Murray, RT Specialty
Elaina Nicholson, Risk Placement Services
Leah Ohodnicki, Argo Group
Gene Olverson, Burns & Wilcox
Stephen Pannucci, Zurich
James Phelps, Bass Underwriters, Inc.
Nicholas Piechocinski, Vela Insurance Services
Greg Poorvin, Mutual Boiler Re
Jennifer Porter, AmTrust E&S Insurance
Jeannie Reilly, Argo Group
Gary Romay, KW Specialty Insurance Co
Kathleen Sanchez, James River Insurance Company
David Sarnoski, Admiral Insurance Group
Catie Shuman, Century Insurance Group
Alex Silva, Worldwide Facilities, LLC
Brian Sloan, Great American Risk Solutions
Brandon Stevis, GenStar
John Tatum, AXIS Insurance
Calvin Thompson, RT Specialty
Bryan Touchstone, Amwins Brokerage
Emily Wegman, Amwins Access
Christine Werner, Faegre Drinker Biddle Reath LLP
Michael Yovino, CRC
Hollis Zyglocke, Markel

Committee Staff Support

Chris Timmerman
Julie Fritz