Career Development Committee

Tim Chaix

Committee Charter

The Career Development Committee’s mission is to network with WSIA members to create interest, awareness and enthusiasm about careers in the wholesale, specialty and surplus lines industry with bright, enthusiastic college students.  The Committee encourages the exchange of educational and industry information and promotes professionalism while encouraging students and professionals to become more involved in the wholesale, specialty and surplus lines community. 

WSIA Members
To learn more about how you can be involved with educating or hiring college students, please visit the Talent Development web page.

Students and Faculty
To learn more about the WSIA opportunities available to students and faculty, visit the Student Opportunities web page. You can also sign up to receive the WSIA U-News to be notified of events and deadlines. 

Contact Christine Timmerman, Career Development Programs Manager, at

2020-2021 Committee Members 

Josh Ammons, AmWINS Brokerage
Phil April, Argo Group US
Thomas Becker, DUAL North America
Jessie Berger, Tennant Special Risk
Geoffrey Bernardo, Virtue Risk Partners
Devon Borisoff, Monarch E&S Insurance Svcs.
Jacquelyn Borsje, All Risks, Ltd.
Alyssa Bouchard, Gamma Iota Sigma
Elizabeth Brannen, Crum & Forster Surplus & Specialty Lines
Kyle Burch, W.H. Greene & Assoc., Inc.
Gene' M. Cain, Burns & Wilcox
Jeremy Chaseley, AXIS Insurance
Trish Christensen, Nationwide E&S/Specialty
Gray Collier, Bass Underwriters, Inc.
Callie Connor, AmWINS Brokerage
Robert Costa, Great American Insurance Group
Stephanie Cox, U.S. Risk Insurance Group
Joe Dahlvig, Admiral Insurance Group
Annie Dawson, CIC, RT Specialty
Nicholas DeMarco, All Risks, Ltd
Donald DeMent, Century Insurance Group
Kevin Doyle, Risk Placement Services
Brett Dresner, AmWINS Brokerage
Ross Driscoll, Jr., National E&S Insurance Brokers, Inc.
Connie Enniss, Arch Insurance Group
Lynne Fletcher, CapSpecialty
Caroline Flowers, AmWINS Group, Inc.
Samantha Fritch, Worldwide Facilities, LLC
Mike Gallagher, Risk Placement Services
Bill Gatewood, Burns & Wilcox
Albert Geraci, Risk Placement Services
Steve Girard, Markel
  Rebecca Gitig, Aspen Insurance
Rosalie Golz, SCOR Reinsurance Company
Nick Graham, AIS, AU, Nautilus Insurance Group
Debra Green, Risk Placement Services
Stephen Griffith, WNC Insurance Services, Inc.
Rich Hartman, Brit Global Specialty USA
Reagan Havens, RSUI
Enya He, Lloyd's
Lee Koonce, Beazley Group
Veronica Kuyoth, Nationwide E&S/Specialty
Cam Le, Markel
Perri Leung, Crum & Forster
David Lewison, AmWINS Brokerage
Leslie Lloyd, MHI, a division of Worldwide Facilities, LLC
Matthew Madar, Great American Insurance Group
Logan McLain, Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection & Ins.
David Miller, Hallmark Financial Services, Inc.
Alexander Mortimer, ARM IFG Companies
Jehane Myers, Orchid Underwriters Agency, Inc.
Christa Nadler, Risk Placement Services
Leah Ohodnicki, Argo Group
Stacey Overcast, AmRISC, LLC
Greg Poorvin, Mutual Boiler Re
Gary Romay, KW Specialty Insurance Co
Kathleen Sanchez, James River Insurance Company
Lindsey Sessions, American Reliable Ins. Co.
Tom Skora, Bass Underwriters, Inc.
Brian Sloan, Great American Insurance Group
Brandon Stevis, GenStar
Calvin Thompson, All Risks, Ltd
Bryan Touchstone, AmWINS Brokerage
Christine Werner, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

Committee Staff Support

Chris Timmerman
Julie Fritz