Committees

Annual Conference Committee

Responsible for developing the program, securing speakers, and creating the event budget for the SIR Annual Conference. Committee members typically focus on one of the three conference tracks—Personal Lines, Commercial Lines, or Life/Health.

Chair:

Neelam Paharia,  Allstate Insurance Company

Committee Members:

Jen Evert, American Financial Group

Dawn Faint, Florida Blue

Brian Kiley, West Bend Mutual Insurance Company

Adrienne Kreger, American Financial Group

Micheal Myers, USAA

Adam Nunes, Betterview  

Jaimie Pickles, Jornaya

Lauren Richard, Progressive

Ron Zezza, Cigna

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Research Committee

Assists the Vice President of Research in identifying new research topics and providing support for SIR research efforts (LINK TO RESEARCH PAGE).

Chair:

Patrice Nolan,  Competiscan

Committee Members:

Ed Cimoch, State Farm

Jennifer Evert, American Financial Group

Amelia Fitch, American Family Insurance

Angela Forgues, Aurora WDC

Erik Glitman, Fletcher CSI

Richard Glover, IHS Markit

Amy Glynn, American Family

Brandon Hamilton, Lafayette Life

David Kalinowski,  Proactive Worldwide

Brian Kiley,  West Bend Mutual

Michael Murray, Independent Strategic Research 

Ashlee Peralez, NORCAL Group

Jenn Pipia, MassMutual

Maria Sassian, Insurance Information Institute

Matthew Schulte, Grinnell Mutual

Liz Taggart, Safety National

Lisa Weber, Greenwald & Associates


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Technology Committee

Co-Chairs:

Mike Myers, USAA

Pete Wood, Erie Insurance Group

Committee Members:

Dawn Faint, Florida Blue

Lori Schoeneberger, Amerisure Insurance 

Carrie Grahn, American Family Insurance 

Charmaine Duke, Gen Re Corporation 

Ashleigh Burden, IHS Markit

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Spring Research Workshops
Summit Committee

Responsible for developing the program, securing speakers, and creating the event budget for the SIR Spring Research Workshops. The committee will also be responsible for securing commitments from members to host the event and will incorporate them into the planning process.

Chair:
Pete Wood, Erie Insurance Group

Committee Members:

Sharon Markovsky- ISO Claim Search

Jen Evert, American Financial

Dawn Faint, Florida Blue

David Kalinowski, Proactive Worldwide

Mike Myers, USAA





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SIR Webinar Committee

Identifies timely and engaging topics for SIR webinars and virtual education. Coordinates with speakers in preparation for upcoming webinars.

Chair:

Amelia Fitch, American Family Insurance 

Committee Members:

Jennifer Chase, American Financial Group

Jennifer Evert, American Financial Group

Adrienne Kreger, American Financial Group

Jessica Clark, USAA 

Vickie Kilgore, The Institutes / Insurance Research Council

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Marketing Committee

Provides communications support to promote the association and keep SIR activities and accomplishments in the news through press releases, advertising, social media, and industry partnerships.

Chair:

Jaimie Pickles, VP Marketing, Jornaya

Committee Members:

Mike Myers, USAA

Liz Taggart, Safety National

Erika Rhodes, Amica

John Booth, Cipher

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Charmaine Duke
GenRe

“I am a new member of SIR and was blown away by the welcome I received from their leadership. It made me want to get involved, so much so that I volunteered to serve on the Technology committee. I have been exposed to so much of SIR’s benefits but daily I learn that I have not even scratched the surface. My advice – join today!”
Events

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October 1 & 20-22, 2020

Join us for the Society of Insurance Research’s 50th Annual Conference. Position Now for Future Success: Gain Insights. Generate Ideas. Grow Influence

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