WSIA Board of Directors

In 2019, the WSIA Board of Directors formalized a strategy to guide the development of a pipeline of candidates for consideration as future Board members. With this framework, the Board of Directors intends to develop a strong, broad pool of candidates that is representative of the diverse WSIA membership. It also strives to promote transparency around the Nominating Committee and Board selection process and provide members with a better understanding of the selection criteria and expectations of WSIA Board members. You can learn more about the strategy and framework here.

Officers

 
   PRESIDENT
   Davis Moore
   
Executive  Vice Chairman, Brokerage 
   Amwins
   Los Angeles, CA
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  VICE PRESIDENT
  Bryan Clark
 
President
  Gorst & Compass Insurance
  Chatsworth, CA
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  SECRETARY
  Dave Obenauer

  President
  CRC Group
  Charlotte, NC
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    TREASURER
  Brenda (Ballard) Austenfeld
  President National Property Practice and Managing Director
  RT Specialty
  Naples, FL
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  IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
  Bryan Sanders
  President
  Markel Specialty
  Glen Allen, VA
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Directors

    Patrick Albrecht
  President
  Associated Insurance Administrators, Inc.
  Montgomery, AL
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    Cristi Carrington
  Principal, Director of Underwriting & Carrier Relations
  Brown & Riding
  Seattle, WA
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    Tim Chaix
  CEO & President
  R.E. Chaix & Associates Insurance Brokers, Inc. 
  Irvine, CA
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    Shannon Dahlke
  Sr. Vice President,
  Houston & Atlanta Branch Manager
  MHI, a division of Worldwide Facilities, LLC
  Houston, TX
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    Wendy Houser 
  Executive Territory Officer, West
  Markel Specialty
  Dallas, TX
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    Danny Kaufman
  Chief Operating Officer
  Burns & Wilcox
  Farmington Hills, MI
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    Carlton Maner
  CEO and Global Property Practice Leader, U.S. Division
  AXIS
  Atlanta, GA
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    Phillip McCrorie
  President
  RSUI
  Atlanta, GA
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    Richard Schmitzer
  President & CEO
  James River Insurance Company
  Richmond, VA
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    Coryn Thalmann
  COO 
  Jimcor Agencies
  Montvale, NJ
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U40 Representative

    Erin Dolan
  Senior Vice President, Analytics and Communications
  RSUI Group, Inc.
  Atlanta, GA
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