Midwest Chapter

The Midwest Chapter provides educational programs and networking events in Chicago, Detroit, Milwaukee, Cleveland, St. Louis, and Kansas City. Chapter events are open to anyone wanting to attend and are not limited to individuals within the region. Members and non-members are welcome! Click here to see all events that are taking place at PLUS.

Annual Midwest Chapter Sponsorship
Annual sponsors make it possible for the Chapter to hold these high quality events. Company sponsor names are posted on the PLUS website, on signage at the Chapter events, and on select promotional materials that are viewed by key industry professionals in your local market2022 sponsorship has closed as of February 11, 2022.

Have an idea for a topic or want to speak at a Chapter event? Contact one of the committee members listed below.

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Upcoming Events

Steering Committee

Adam E Pietras (Chapter Committee) - Markel
Orsola M Meo (Chapter Committee) - Argo Pro
Bronson B Smith (Chapter Committee) - Westfield Insurance
Adam Taylor (Chapter Chair) - USLI
Joel Vander Vliet (Chapter Committee) - Skarzynski Marick & Black LLP
Josephine Ramirez (Chapter Committee) - ECC Insurance Brokers, Inc.
Warren Poetzing (Chapter Committee) - Hiscox USA
Mark Rector (Chapter Committee) - Lloyd's
Diana Knezevici (Chapter Chair) - Tokio Marine HCC
Kathryn Jercich (Chapter Committee) - Markel
Thomas P Ross (Chapter Committee) - Independent Insurance Agents Association of Illinois
Monica Banasiuk (Chapter Chair) - Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck, LLP
Fred Brown (Chapter Committee) - Old Republic Professional Liability
Michael Kuiken (Chapter Committee) - Lindemann Miller LLP
Giovanna Bruno (Chapter Committee) - Aon
Kelley K Larson (Chapter Committee) - Thompson Flanagan
Brendan Maher (Chapter Committee) - Berkley Select