Emerging Issues & Innovation Committee

   
  Gary Tiepelman  
Chair

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.

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2018-2019 Committee Members 

Robert Aheart, RT Specialty
Karen Alford, Nationwide E&S/Specialty
Michael Bachman, SCOR Reinsurance Company
Ryan Collier, RPS Chicago
Derek Crumpler, Burns & Wilcox
Matthew Dunn, JenCap Holdings
Kyle Enderle, Great American Insurance Group
David Enichen, IFG Companies
Steve Genett, Maxum Specialty Insurance Group
Emma Gros, Liberty Specialty Markets
Alyssa Guerrieri, Nautilus Insurance Group
Bryan Guilbeault, All Risks, Ltd.
Davie Holt, Imperial PFS
Barbara Ingraham, Verisk Insurance Solutions
Mitchell Jawitz, Anderson and Murison
     Mike Jones, SCU
Elissa Kelly, Nationwide E&S/Specialty

Joshua Korver, The Insurance Center
David Laquidara, JimCor Agencies
Justin Lehtonen, Worldwide Facilities, LLC
Dana Lipp, Subro Smart
Frank Martino, All Risks, Ltd.
Matt Meyer, RPS Lexington
Milos Rados, Outsource Insurance Professionals, Inc.
Mark Rector, Lloyd's New York
Aleksa Stojicic, Outsource Insurance Professionals, Inc.
Steven Tunks, Oxford Insurance Brokers
Joe Valenza, Virtue Risk Partners
Jessica Wehrum, Bell & Clements Inc.
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
Justin Mohn