PLUS Content Contributors

Content Advisory Committees
Content Advisory Committees provide their perspective and insight to help develop content across all channels (blogs, webinars, podcasts, etc.). These committees also provide support to the Symposia Chairs in the development of each event by providing topic and speaker recommendations.


Andrew Lea, Head of Commercial E&O, Cyber & Media Liability at CNA
Bob Parisi, Head of Cyber Solutions, North America at Munich Re
Amanda Stantzos, Vice President, Cyber Underwriting at Corvus Insurance
Sarah Stephens, Head of Cyber, International at Marsh JLT Specialty
Tracey Vispoli, President at Berkley Cyber Risk Solutions
Drew Walter, Executive Vice President at Ascot Group

Sara B. Brody, Partner at Sidley
Doug Greene, Partner at BakerHostetler
Michelle Klein, Senior Vice President, Chief Claims Officer at Berkley Professional Liability, a Berkley Company
Deirdre Martin, SVP, U.S. Commercial Management Liability at Sompo International
Robert Yellen, Executive Vice President, D&O and Fiduciary Liability Product Leader, FINEX at Willis Towers Watson

Healthcare and MedPL
Valoree Celona, President at Coverys
Paul Greve, Senior Director, Healthcare Risk Solutions at Markel Assurance
Patricia Marzella-Graubart, Sr Professional Lines Treaty Underwriter, Vice President, Casualty Underwriting at Swiss Re America Holding Corporation
Jennifer Richard, MSHA ARM, RPLU, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Professional Risk Associates
Joe Zorola, CPCU, Chief Underwriting Officer at Coverys

Management and PL
Laurie Banez, Executive Vice President, Head of US Management and Professional Lines at Canopius Group
Rebecca Dauparas, Client Advisor, Management Liability Practice at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
Andy Doherty, National Practice Leader, Executive & Professional Risk Solutions at USI Insurance Services
Wendy Mellk, Principal at Jackson Lewis P.C.
Liz Roussel, Partner at Adams and Reese, LLP

Editorial Board

The Editorial Board reviews article submissions for the PLUS Journal and works with PLUS staff to source articles and recommend enhancements for the PLUS Journal.

Daniel Aronowitz, J.D., RPLU+, Managing Principal at Euclid Specialty Managers
Bruce Campbell, President at Campbell & Associates Law Firm, P.C.
Angela M. Cox, RPLU, Management Liability, Financial Lines Wholesale Division at Navigators (formerly Maxum), A Brand of The Hartford
Raymond DeCarlo, CPCU, Senior Vice President, Financial Institutions Practice at Berkley Professional Liability (A Berkley Company)
Tad A. Devlin, Partner at Kaufman Dolowich Voluck
Anthony J. Fowler, Esq., AVP Commercial D&O and International Claims at The Hartford Financial Lines
Ciara Frost, Partner at Frost & Pearlman, LLC
Alicia A. Garcia, Esq., Complex Claims Specialist, Management Liability at Hiscox USA
Ryan Gavin, Attorney at Kamykowski, Gavin & Smith, P.C.
Paul Greve, Senior Director, Healthcare Risk Solutions at Markel Assurance
Stacey McGraw, Member at Dykema
Paula Burolla, Assistant Broker at Professional Lines Underwriting Specialists, Inc.
Lynn Sessions, Partner at Baker & Hostetler LLP
Luigi Spadafora, Esq., Partner at Winget, Spadafora & Schwartzberg, LLP
Kylie Tomas, Esq., RPLU, Vice President, Head of Financial Institutions Claims at Sompo International

Symposium Chairs

PLUS Symposium Chairs lead the content planning, speaker selection and sponsorship solicitation for their annual respective national event.

Austin Bockwinkel, Managing Director at Hauser
Tim Francis, Enterprise Cyber Lead at Travelers
Pascal Millaire, Chief Executive Officer at CyberCube
Kara Owens, CPCU, RPLU, ARe, ARM, Managing Director, Global Cyber Underwriting Executive at Markel Corporation

Janet Dreifuss, Associate General Counsel, Senior Claims Counsel at ARC Excess & Surplus LLC
Will Fahey, Senior Vice President at AIG
Justin Kudler, Assistant Vice President, Claims at XL Catlin AXA XL, a division of AXA
Nora McGee, Head of Management Liability for National Accounts at AIG

Healthcare and MedPL
Maureen Maughan, National Industry Leader Allied Healthcare Facilities at CNA
Katie McCalla, CPCU, Vice President, Casualty Facultative & Programs at Gen Re
Megan McIntyre, Senior Vice President at Transatlantic Reinsurance
Eric Paynter, CPCU, RPLU, President, Healthcare at Hanover Group

Trend Advisors

Trend Advisors are PLUS members with experience and knowledge in their respective practice area who contribute market insights and content ideas for PLUS publications and events.

Donavan Burgess, RPLU, Assistant Vice President, Senior Underwriter at AXA XL
John Butler, RPLU, Assistant Vice President, Professional Liability Portfolio Manager at Zurich North America  
Michael E. Kar, Associate at Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
John Merchant, Managing Director - US & Canada at Optio Insurance Services
Chris Orletski, President at Blankit Insurance Group, Inc.
Peter J. Rossi, Esq., Associate Attorney at Cipriani & Werner PC
Kurtis Suhs, Founder and Managing Director at Cyber Special Ops, LLC
Marcia Sutton, Marketing Director at Hudson Insurance Group

Kaelin Ale, Regional Director at Cincinnati Insurance Companies
Patrick W. Baker, RPLU, Nonprofit D&O Product Manager at Travelers
John LaBelle, RPLU, Senior Underwriter at Hudson Insurance Group
Lydia LaSalata, RPLU+, Senior Vice President - Professional Liability at AXIS Re
Micah Maravankin, Director at Everest Insurance
Jonathan Meer, Partner at Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
John C. Minett, Technical Director and Counsel, Public Co. Liability at Travelers
Meredith Ponce, Esq., VP, Insurance & Claims Counsel at Lockton Insurance Brokers, LLC
Ryan Reeves, Vice President, Marketing and Distribution at Berkley Healthcare Financial Lines
Edward Talarico, Senior Broker at ARC Excess & Surplus, LLC

Healthcare and MedPL
Caroline J. Berdzik, Partner at Goldberg Segalla LLP
Rebecca Finneran, RPLU, Director of Underwriting at NCMIC
Abbas Hassan, AVP Healthcare at Core Specialty Insurance
Roxanne Meyer, Underwriting Consultant at CNA
Marcy Oren, RPLU, Vice President at AXA XL
Albert Peterson, RPLU, Product Director at Travelers
Barbara Sinclair, Senior Vice President at Hallmark Financial Services, Inc.
Marie Szleszinski, Area Assistant Vice President at RPS Healthcare

Management and PL
Craig A. Allen, Principal at Craig A. Allen, FCAS
Robert Chadwick, Managing Member at Seltzer Chadwick Soefje & Ladik, PLLC
Joshua Eidson, Production Underwriter at Great American Insurance Group
Tina Fletcher, President at Ullico Casualty Group LLC
John Humphreys, RPLU, Vice President, Financial Institutions at Everest Re
Brittany Lannan, Senior Underwriter, Professional Liability at Everest Reinsurance Company
Charlie Renie, Commercial Risk Advisor at ONI Risk Partners
Joseph Schneider, RPLU, Vice President at Jimcor Agencies
Emily Sides Bonds, Esq., Partner at Jones Walker LLP
Rashmee Sinha, Esq., Partner at Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck, LLP