Committees

SIR 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, Life, and Health.


Co-Chairs:

Lori Schoenenberger, Amerisure Insurance
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

Jaimie Pickles, Jornaya

Chris Rzany, EFinancial/Fidelity Life Association

Ravi Duvvuri, Country Financial

Austin Tucker, National General Insurance

Andrea Clark, Western & Southern Financial Group

Thomas Frank, Erie Insurance

Ron Zezza, Cigna

Join the Annual Conference Committee

Research Committee

Assists the Vice President of Research in identifying new research topics and providing support for SIR research efforts.

Chair:

Patrice Nolan,  Competiscan

Committee Members:

Brian Kiley, West Bend Mutual Insurance

Matthew Berkley, Reinsurance Group of America

Jennifer Evert, American Financial Group

Beatrice Santangelo, Allstate

Lisa Weber, Greenwald Research 

Ashley Johnson, USAA

Vicki Bray, Barlow Insurance

James Nofziger, Bellomy

Susan Parrish, Blue KC

Richard Skyba, Moda Health

Justin Suter, Corporate Insight, Inc.

David Cox, Nexus Insight Advisors, Inc.

Join the Research Committee

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


Join the Technology Committee

Executive Advisory Council 

The Executive Advisory Committee is a committee established to (i) ensure that the SIR’s Board of Directors (the “Board”), as well as individual Board members, has the skills and competencies necessary to perform at the highest level, (ii) support the Board in fulfilling its responsibility to identify persons for election as officers, directors, and Honorary Life Members and (iii) serve as advocates for the SIR member value proposition.


Committee Members:

Gary Hodge, American Modern Insurance Group

Sharon Markovsky, Verisk Insurance Solutions-Claims

Steve Micksch, American Family Insurance

Denese Ross, Denese Ross Consulting

Rick Marchetti, The Hartford

Join the Executive Advisory Council

 

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:

Karen Imbrogno, Acxiom

Karen Malone, Verisk

Rosemary Eaves, USAA

David Kalinowski, Proactive Worldwide

Beatrice Santangelo, Allstate

Lori Schoenenberger, Amerisure Insurance




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Education & Educational Outreach 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

Jessica Clark, USAA 

Steven Douvas, FM Global

Jennifer Evert, American Financial Group

Kendall Gadie, State Farm

Amy Glynn, American Family Insurance

Carrie Grahn, American Family Insurance

Adrienne Kreger, American Financial Group

Chris Rzany, EFinancial/Fidelity Life Association

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

Lexi Banasiewizca, Cigna

Erika Rhodes, Amica

John Booth, Cipher

Kelli McCartin, Amica 

Join the Marketing Committee

Membership Committee

Chair:
Liz Taggart, Safety National Casualty Corp.

Committee Members:

Ron Zezza, Cigna

Rich Marchetti, The Hartford 

Richard Skyba, Moda Health

Pam Nykaza, Rockford Mutual Insurance Company

Jeff Piotrowski, Jornaya 

Join the Membership Committee

Diversity and Inclusion Committee

 

Chair:
Kim Waller, Willis Towers Watson

Committee Members:

Sharla Floyd,  Verto

Javier Jimenez, USAA

Brian Jones, American Family Insurance

Jean Marc-Fix, Gen Re

Jessica Ridenour USAA

Patricia Mayers, Liberty Mutual

Todd Nelson, Jornaya
 
 

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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!”
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