Our Advisory Board is comprised of industry executives who share a passion for diversity and the future success of the insurance industry.

Abel Travis

Senior Vice President Affiliate Operations at Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company

Angela Noble

Director, Behavioral Insurance, Strategic Planning & Initiatives at John Hancock

Becky Hudzik Presson

Chief Claims Officer at Church Mutual Insurance Company

Brian Armstrong

Membership Director at NICB

Brian Pozzi

Vice President, Office of General Counsel & Corporate Claims Officer at The Auto Club Group

Charmaine Rice

VP, Global Learning, Development & Diversity at AmTrust Financial

Chris Greene

SVP & COO at Canal Insurance Company

Dale Sherman

Vice President at PURE Insurance

Daniel Colon

Chief Administrative Officer at United Automobile Insurance Group

David Vanalek

SVP, Chief Legal & Compliance Officer at Richmond National

Ken Bunn

VP Claims at Builders Mutual Insurance Company

Matt McColley

EVP Operations at KW Specialty Insurance Company

Meg Weist

SVP, Chief Claims Officer at EMC Insurance Companies

Melissa Hill

SVP, Head of Workers Compensation Claims at Sompo International

Michelle Raue

Senior Vice President – Head of Claims at Preferred Mutual Insurance Company

Patrick Nails

Executive Vice President & Chief Claims Officer at Arch Insurance

Rani Christie

SVP, Business Development at Captive Resources

Robert Bowers

Chief Claims and Customer Service Officer at Westfield

Victoria Turchetti

Managing Attorney at Intact Speciaty Insurance

Paul Kearney

Chief Claims Officer, AF Group

Strategic Planning

The Strategic Planning Board is comprised of RISE members working hand in hand with the leadership team and Advisory Board to create and manage initiatives and execute against our long term goals. The vision for our group is to create a pipeline of high achievers who will guide RISE and contribute to our success.

Awais Farooq

SVP, Strategy & Transformation, Crawford & Company

Bailey Harr

Fleet Renewal Manager, Canal Insurance Company

Caitlin McPhillips

Senior Complex Claims Specialist, Vela Insurance Services

Chris Cutrer

SIU Field Supervisor, GEICO

Dr. Claire Muselman

Professor of Practice in the Zimpleman College of Business & Co-Director of the Master of Science in Leadership program at Drake University; COO at; Founder at DCM

Ema Roloff

Co-Founder and Principal Consultant, Roloff Consulting

Jarrod Zea

Settlement Consutlant, Ringler

Khalid Brammer-Blackman

Settlement Consultant Vice President - Retail Excess Construction Lead, Arch Insurance Group

Lael Chappell

Chief Marketing & Business Development Officer, Desq

Mary Calmer

Commercial Agribusiness Underwriter, Crum & Forster

Mohamad ElHelaly

Concrete Plus, Operations Director

Nicole Velino

Claims Adjuster, Falvey Insurance Group

Owie Agbontaen

AVP, Business Development, Sompo International

Pamela Goerlich Findley

Sr Product Manager, RLI

Petyah Triche

Assistant Manager - Workers' Comp Division, Broward Sheriff's Office

Rachel Jenkins

Chief Operating Officer, XN Captial

Raisa Lyons

Underwriter, Bass Underwriters

Scott Francis

Vice President, Strategic Accounts, Ethos Risk

Tania Sanfiel

Director, P&C Claims, Assurant

Taylor Jones

Vice President, Business Development, Questpro Consultants

Walter Davenport II

Head of Process Coordination & Strategic Data Analytics, Allianz


Alicia Silver Santocki

Freeman Mathis & Gary

Sara Govero

Executive Committee
The Defense Collaborative

Chelsea Buzer

Head Of Recruitment
Insure National Staffing

Caryn Siebert

Vice President
Carrier Practice
Gallagher Bassett

Rich Dowd

Vice President
ATRMS (American Transit Risk Management Services)

Jon Broder


Bryan Falchuk

Founder and Managing Partner
Insurance Evolution Partners

Jim Abbott

Jma Global

Michael Lafond

Director Of Claims Litigation
Pekin Insurance

Alona Croteau

Director of Client Relations
Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP