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

2019-2020 Committee Members 

Josh Ammons, AmWINS Brokerage
Phil April, Crum & Forster
Jessie Berger, Tennant Special Risk
Geoffrey Bernardo, Virtue Risk Partners
Devon Borisoff, Monarch E&S Insurance Services
Alyssa Bouchard, Gamma Iota Sigma
Scott Burns, XS Brokers Insurance Agency
Gene M. Cain, Transportation Insurance Experts 
Jeremy Chaseley, AXIS Capital
Gray Collier, Bass Underwriters, Inc.
Callie Connor, AmWINS Access
Nicholas DeMarco, All Risks, Ltd.
Donald Dement, Century Insurance Group
Aleksandra Demnievska, Outsource Insurance Professionals
Donald Derham, Inter Insurance Agency
Erin Dey, JM Wilson Corporation
Brett Dresner, AmWINS Brokerage   
Ross Driscoll, Jr., National E&S Insurance Brokers, Inc.
Lynne Fletcher, CapSpecialty
Samantha Fritch, Worldwide Facilities, LLC
Shannon Gafford,  Hallmark Financial Services, Inc.
Albert Geraci, Risk Placement Services
Steve Girard, Markel Wholesale

Rebecca Gitig, Aspen Insurance
Rosalie Golz, SCOR Reinsurance Company
Nick Graham, Nautilus Insurance Group
Melanie Gross, AmWINS Brokerage 
Mallorie Harper, Argo Group/Colony Specialty
Rich Hartman, Brit Global Specialty USA
Reagan Havens, RSUI
John Head, Risk Placement Services
Enya He, Lloyd's Dallas

  Lindsey Knudson, Crawford & Company
Curtis Kochman, Vital Insurance Partners, LLC
Veronica Kuyoth, Nationwide E&S/Specialty
Cam Le, Markel Assurance
Perri Leung, CoverX Specialty Insurance Services

Leslie Lloyd, MHI, a division of Worldwide Facilities, LLC
Scott Mackie, AXA XL
Matthew Madar, Great American Insurance Group
Logan McLain, Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection & Ins.
Margaret Melnik, Zurich North America
David Miller, Hallmark Financial Services, Inc.
Jehane Myers, Orchid Underwriters Agency, LLC
Christa Nadler, Risk Placement Services
Leah Ohodnicki, Argo Group
Greg Poorvin, Mutual Boiler Re
Sean Power, XS Brokers Insurance Agency
Irina Reym, GenStar
Joshua Rubin, Virtue Risk Partners
Vanessa Ruiz, Risk Placement Services
Lindsey Sessions, American Reliable
Tom Skora, Bass Underwriters, Inc.
Brian Sloan, Great American Insurance Group
Michael Spears, Arch Insurance Group
Yiana Stavrakis, Monarch E&S Insurance Services
Bryant Steele, Burns & Wilcox
Brandon Stevis, GenStar
Leonard Streeter, Starr Surplus Lines
Andy Swenson, Zurich
Ben Tasse, Sompo International
Buddy Taylor, Burns & Wilcox
Calvin Thompson, All Risks, Ltd.
Christine Werner, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

Committee Staff Support

Chris Timmerman
Julie Fritz