Board of Directors


SIR Call for Board Nominations 

The SIR Board of Directors (Board) is pleased to make a call for nominations for several positions for the 2021 – 2022 board year. This is an excellent opportunity for insurance professionals to increase their visibility as a thought-leader, represent their brands in supporting an insurance industry non-profit professional association, network with leading carriers and solution providers, and hone skills outside their primary work functions.

SIR is looking for insurance industry leaders who want to make a material difference increasing membership, awareness and engagement. Board members are expected to attend up to six meetings per year (primarily virtual), with occasional calls in between meetings. Board members often lead or participate in committees, recruit new members, develop association strategies and have a fiduciary responsibility for the association's financials. 

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Officers and Directors

Service on the SIR Board of Directors is a high honor and great responsibility. Board members develop strategic plans, lead the activities of the association and ensure its financial viability. Board members represent the needs of the entire association above their own or their organizations.

Board nominations typically occur August-September and are voted on at the Annual Membership Meeting at the SIR Annual Conference

Constitution and By-Laws

The SIR Constitution and By-Laws govern the actions of the Society and outline the relative responsibilities of the Board of Directors. Amendments and additions to these documents are voted upon at the Annual Membership Meeting at the SIR Annual Conference.

Jen Evert
American Financial Group

“I joined SIR to meet other professionals in the insurance industry who have an interest in research. The SIR has helped me build a great network of friends and colleagues and has helped me build my research and analysis skills.”

Officers

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President

Micheal Myers, CIP I, CIP II LinkedIn Twitter
Lead Competitive Intelligence Analyst
USAA

Vice President - Education & Educational Outreach

Amelia S. Fitch, CPCU, MSIM LinkedIn
Research Consultant
American Family Insurance

Vice President - Communication & Content Development

Lisa Greenwald LinkedIn
CEO
Greenwald Research

Vice President - Research

Patrice C. Nolan
SVP, Research Services
Competiscan

Vice President - Annual Conference

Neelam Paharia
Director, Business Intelligence
Allstate Insurance Company

Vice President - Marketing

Jaimie Pickles, CPCU, ARM
CEO & Co-founder

Vice President - Membership

Liz Taggart LinkedIn
Director, Product Development and Market Research
Safety National Casualty Corp.

Treasurer

Dawn Faint, MBA
Competitive Intelligence Consultant
Florida Blue

Secretary

Chris Rzany LinkedIn
AVP of Strategy
EFinancial/Fidelity Life Association

Vice President - Diversity & Inclusion

Kim Waller, CPCU LinkedIn
Sr Client Partner Korn Ferry

Vice President - Workshop

Pete Wood, ChFC, CLU LinkedIn
Strategic Marketing Manager
Erie Insurance Group

Director

David Kalinowski LinkedIn
President
Proactive Worldwide, Inc.

Director

Brian N. Kiley, IPC Twitter
Marketing Research and Insights Supervisor
West Bend Mutual Insurance Company

Director

Austin Tucker
Property Risk Manager
National General Insurance

Director

Ron Zezza
Market Insight Senior Advisor
Cigna

Continuing Director

Vickie Kilgore
Director of Research
The Institutes / Insurance Research Council

Immediate Past President

Jennifer Evert
Divisional AVP
American Financial Group

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