Legislative Committee

Bruce Kessler
    Dave Obenauer

Committee Charter

The Legislative Committee is dedicated to promoting the legislative and regulatory interests of WSIA members and the surplus lines industry.

WSIA members who would like more information about important legislative and regulatory issues should visit the Legislative Advocacy & PAC webpage.

2019-2020 Committee Members 

Neal Abernathy, Peachtree Special Risk Brokers
Tom Albrecht, Associated Insurance Administrators, Inc., CMGA
Frank Alerte, Brown & Brown Insurance - Wholesale
Erin Bagley, Coverys Specialty Insurance Company
Michael Blackshear, Ryan Specialty Group
Michael Byrne, McDermott Will & Emery LLP
Kathy Colangelo,  Hull & Company, Inc.
Christie Corado, CRC
Scott Culler, Markel Assurance
Tom DeCotis, DeCotis Specialty Insurance
David DeMott, Gridiron Insurance Underwriters
Bill Evans, All Risks, Ltd.
Rich Fidei, Greenberg Traurig
Seth Fischer, WH Greene & Associates

Troy Fornof, MacNeill Group
Mason Girard, All Risks, Ltd.
Hank Haldeman, Worldwide Facilities, LLC
Rob Halsey, Western World Insurance Group
Lawrence R. Hamilton, Mayer Brown LLP
Steve Herman, Nationwide E&S/Specialty
Amicia Hine, MHI, a division of Worldwide Facilities, LLC
Gary Hollederer, Russell Bond & Co., Inc.
Kori M. Johanson, H.W. Kaufman Group

Alan J. Kaufman, Burns & Wilcox
Christopher Lewis, IFG Companies
Daniel F. Maher ASLI, ELANY
Mark Maucere, Arlington/Roe
Yusuf Mayet, Worldwide Facilities, LLC
Phillip McCrorie, RSUI
Benjamin J. McKay, Surplus Line Association of CA
Kathy McVaney, AmWINS Group
Hugh Mooney, All Risks, Ltd.
Lindsay Moore, Worldwide Facilities, LLC
Catherine Moran, Navigators Management Company
Jason Murrey, RT Specialty
Conor O'Leary, Shelly, Middlebrooks, & O'Leary
David L. Ocasek, Surplus Line Association of IL
Robert Owens, Westchester
Lana S. Parks CPCU, CIC, The Parks Group, Inc.
Joseph Powell CPCU, Powell & Roman, LLC
James A. Roe CPCU, ASLI, Arlington/Roe
Anthony Roehl, Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP
Robert Sanders, Jr., Preferred Specialty, LLC
Kathy Schroeder, Sierra Specialty Insurance Services
Jan Shemanske, Nautilus Insurance Group

Committee Staff Support

Keri Kish
John Meetz