U40 Programs

These programs are open to all WSIA members and are organized by WSIA's U40 at the WSIA Annual Marketplace.

Sunday, September 22

3:30 - 5:00 p.m.           WSIA's U40 Session: The Internet of Things (IoT) & Sensor Capabilities for the Insurance Industry
Presenter:

John Stokes, Business Segment Leader VP, Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection & Insurance Company
   
    Location TBD
     
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.   WSIA's U40 Networking Reception
    Location TBD

Monday, September 23

3:00 - 4:30 p.m.           WSIA's U40 Panel Discussion: Diversity & Inclusion in Insurance

Facilitator:
Brandie Hinen, Powerhouse Learning

Presenters:
Breckenridge Insurance Group, Gallagher/RPS
Nationwide E&S/Specialty, Zurich


Location TBD

Join us for a panel discussion exploring the wholesale and specialty insurance industry’s journey toward diversity and learn how you can make a positive impact. Hear from industry professionals about inclusion and diversity programs that have been implemented in their firms including those that address inclusion based on gender, disabilities, LGBTQ+ and ethnicity.

Tuesday, September 24

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.          WSIA's U40 Executive Panel

Panelists:
Michele McCoy, Ategrity Specialty Insurance
Chris Peterson, Chris-Leef General Agency, Inc. 
Bryan Sanders, Markel Assurance
Jacque Schaendorf, Insurance House

Moderator: 
Liam Hutelmyer, AmWINS Transportation Underwriters
     
    Location TBD

   
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.    WSIA's U40 Reception
 
Location TBD

Join us for a panel discussion with a cross-section of industry leaders. Panelists will discuss the future of the wholesale, specialty and surplus lines marketplace, the challenges and opportunities E&S professionals may encounter during the next five years and anecdotes from their own experiences as leaders and professionals. Afterwards, join U40 and panelists for a reception to further explore themes touched on during the panel discussion.