Officers and Directors: 2020

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. 

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.”




Jennifer Evert
Divisional AVP
American Financial Group

President Elect

Micheal Myers LinkedIn Twitter
Lead Competitive Intelligence Analyst

Vice President - Public Relations & Communications

Richard J. Marchetti, CPCU
AVP PL Strategy
The Hartford

Vice President - Education & Educational Outreach

Steve Micksch, IIA LinkedIn
Enterprise Strategy Research Manager
American Family Insurance

Vice President - Research

Patrice C. Nolan
SVP, Research Services

Vice President - Membership

Adam Nunes

Vice President - Annual Conference

Neelam Paharia
Director, Business Intelligence
Allstate Insurance Company

Vice President - Marketing

Jaimie Pickles
General Manager, Insurance

Vice President - Events

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

Vice President - Controller

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


Amelia S. Fitch LinkedIn
Research Consultant
American Family Insurance


Sharia Michelle Benn, CPCU
Director, Planning & Project Management
Penn National Insurance


Dawn Faint
Competitive Intelligence Consultant
Florida Blue


David Kalinowski LinkedIn
Proactive Worldwide, Inc.


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

Continuing Director

Vickie Kilgore
Director of Research
The Institutes / Insurance Research Council

Immediate Past President

Sharon Markovsky
Client Engagement Executive
Verisk Insurance Solutions-Claims

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