Today's Practitioners Looking Into Tomorrow

For more than 49 years, the Society of Insurance Research (SIR) has been providing our Members a unique forum to be forward thinking, to network with other insurance professionals, and to learn and share cutting edge developments in research and insurance.

The Society provides these opportunities through its Fall Annual Conference and through its Spring Workshops Summit as well as through the Member Webinar Series, the Members Only Website, and quarterly Competitive Intelligence Conference Calls.

The SIR is a family of hands-on practitioners from organizations that range from the giant international carriers, to regional and specialty writers, to service providers of every size.

About the Society of Insurance Research

The Society of Insurance Research was founded in 1970 to provide a forum for the free exchange of ideas in all areas of insurance research. It has expanded to marketing and planning, as well as research. The Society includes representation from many different organizations; insurance and non-insurance companies, government agencies, institutions of higher education, and trade associations. The individual Members come from equally divergent areas such as actuarial, agency, claims, consumer relations, corporate planning, education, financial planning, government relations, management consulting, information services, marketing and sales, modeling, operations, product development and analysis, reinsurance, risk management, statistical research and underwriting. Providing regular and valuable communications between these individuals and organizations is a major purpose of the Society.

The activities of SIR are intended to provide opportunities to discuss current issues with fellow researchers and planners. These activities include an Annual Conference each fall and a Research Workshop each spring. Meeting sites are located throughout the United States. Our Annual Conference has educational breakouts for the following: Commercial Lines, Personal Lines, Life & Health, Cx/Consumer Insights, Research Function/CI, and Data/Innovation.

Are you interested in becoming an SIR Board Member? Learn more about open positions here! 

Officers and Directors: 2020


Jen Evert
American Financial Group

President Elect
Mike Myers

Vice President - Events 
Pete Wood
Erie Insurance

Vice President - Education & Educational Outreach
Steve Micksch
American Family Insurance

Vice President - Marketing 
Jaimie Pickles

Vice President - Annual Conference
Neelam Paharia

Vice President - Membership

Adam Nunes


Vice President - Public Relations & Communications
Rick Marchetti
The Hartford

Vice President - Research
Patrice Nolan

Vice President - Controller
Liz Taggart
Safety National

Amelia Fitch
American Family Insurance

Dawn Faint
Florida Blue

Sharia Benn
Penn National Insurance

David Kalinowski
Proactive Worldwide, Inc.

Brian Kiley
West Bend Mutual Insurance Company 

Continuing Director
Vickie Kilgore
The Institutes/Insurance Research Council

Past President
Sharon Markovsky
Verisk Insurance Solutions

Executive Director
Michelle Herr
4248 Park Glen Road
Minneapolis, MN 55416
Phone (952) 928-4641