Career Development Committee

Bryan Sanders  

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

2018-2019 Committee Members 

Laura Allen CPCU, RPS Lexington
Josh Ammons, AmWINS Brokerage
Phil April, Crum & Forster
Gene M. Cain, Transportation Insurance Experts 
Gray Collier, Bass Underwriters - Atlanta
Callie Connor, AmWINS Access
Brad Craner, Zurich
Joe Dahlvig, Admiral Insurance Group
Andrea Dickinson, AmWINS Brokerage
Brett Dresner, AmWINS Brokerage   
Ross Driscoll, Jr., National E&S Insurance, Inc.
Craig Dunn, AmWINS Brokerage
Brian Flynn, Westchester
Samantha Fritch, Worldwide Facilities, LLC
Shannon Gafford,  AXA XL
Sarah Gavlick, Markel Assuranc
Albert Geraci, RPS Fort Lauderdale
Rebecca Gitig, Aspen Insurance
  Cheryl Golla, Myron F. Steves & Company, CMGA
Nick Graham, Nautilus Insurance Group
Melanie Gross, AmWINS Brokerage 
Enya He, Lloyd's Dallas

Nicole Krakora, Markel Corporate
Leslie Lloyd, MHI, a division of Worldwide Facilities, LLC
Scott Mackie, AXA XL
Matthew Madar, Great American Insurance Group
Lindsay Moore, Worldwide Facilities, LLC
Christa Nadler, RPS Chicago
Chris Peterson, Chris-Leef Gen. Agency, Inc.
Irina Reym, GenStar
Robert Sanders Jr., Preferred Specialty, LLC
Brian Sloan, Great American Insurance Group
Scott Smith, RSUI Group, Inc.
Bryant Steele, Burns & Wilcox, Ltd.
Ben Tasse, Sompo International
Calvin Thompson, All Risks, Ltd.

Committee Staff Support

Chris Timmerman
Julie Fritz