Emerging Issues & Innovation Committee

Bryan Clark 
  Gary Tiepelman  

Committee Charter

The Emerging Issues & Innovation Committee serves the WSIA membership and wholesale insurance industry across all segments of the marketplace by collaboratively identifying, evaluating, discussing and providing useful knowledge that will enable the membership to better analyze, manage and underwrite emerging issues and trends.

In the News


Committee Research


2018-2019 Committee Members 
Robert Aheart, RT Specialty
Karen Alford, Nationwide E&S/Specialty
Andrew Grim, Brown & Riding Insurance   
Keith Hinson, Standard Lines Brokerage
Barbara Ingraham, Verisk Insurance Solutions
Elissa Kelly, Nationwide E&S
Joshua Korver, The Insurance Center
Jim Kranzberg, Bell & Clements Inc.
David Laquidara, Jimcor Agency Inc.
Matt Lynch, RPS Minneapolis
     Matt Meyer, RPS Lexington
Mark Rector, Lloyd's New York
Greg Ricker, Atlantic Casualty Insurance Co. 
Ryan Stabile, Tuscano Agency, Inc. 
Aleksa Stojicic, Outsource Insurance Professionals
Kevin M. Tromer, MacNeill Group, Inc. 
Steven Tunks, Oxford Insurance Brokers Ltd.
Anitta Valdez, Munich Re
Joe Valenza, Virtue Risk Partners
Patrick White, RSUI Group, Inc.

Heat Map

The WSIA Heat Map is developed and published every two years by the committee. Members are surveyed to identify developing trends in the surplus lines industry and define their influence on business. The committee compiles the survey responses and from them develops the Heat Map, which identifies the predominant themes and is available to members. 

WSIA  incorporates the results into future planning for education program curriculum and topics, member webinars and research topics for RMI students. 

Committee Staff Support

Julie Fritz