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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 sent to up to 2,100 industry professionals in your local market. 2024 PLUS chapter sponsorship is now open through December 15, 2023.  Please go here to find out more and become a 2024 sponsor! 


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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Orsola M Meo (Chapter Committee) - Argo Pro
Eric Bill (Chapter Committee) - Aspen Insurance
Bronson B Smith (Chapter Committee) - Westfield Insurance
Adam Taylor (Chapter Committee) - USLI
Christopher J Nadeau (Chapter Committee) - Nicolaides Fink Thorpe Michaelides & Sullivan
Joel Vander Vliet (Chapter Committee) - Skarzynski Marick & Black LLP
Sandra L Metler (Chapter Committee) - LawyerGuard
Josephine Ramirez (Chapter Committee) - ECC Insurance Brokers, Inc.
Warren Poetzing (Chapter Committee) - Hiscox USA
Mark Rector (Chapter Committee) - Lloyd's
Thomas P Ross (Chapter Committee) - Independent Insurance Agents Association of Illinois
Fred Brown (Chapter Committee) - Old Republic Professional Liability
Michael Kuiken (Chapter Committee) - Lindemann Miller Bowen LLP
Kelley Larson (Chapter Chair) - Thompson Flanagan, an NFP Company
Brendan Maher (Chapter Committee) - Berkley Select
Megan Kornesczuk (Chapter Committee) - Marsh
Jake Labow (Chapter Committee) - Travelers
Adam E Pietras (Chapter Committee) - Canopius
Monica Banasiuk (Chapter Chair) - Travelers