WSIA Board of Directors

In 2019, the WSIA Board of Directors formalized a strategy to guide the development of a pipeline of candidates for consideration as future Board members. With this framework, the Board of Directors intends to develop a strong, broad pool of candidates that is representative of the diverse WSIA membership. It also strives to promote transparency around the Nominating Committee and Board selection process and provide members with a better understanding of the selection criteria and expectations of WSIA Board members. You can learn more about the strategy and framework here.


   Davis Moore
   Worldwide Facilities, LLC
   Los Angeles, CA
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  Bryan Clark
  Gorst & Compass Insurance
  Chatsworth, CA
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  Dave Obenauer

  CRC Group
  Charlotte, NC
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  Brenda (Ballard) Austenfeld
  President National Property Practice and Managing Director
  RT Specialty
  Naples, FL
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  Bryan Sanders
  Markel Specialty
  Glen Allen, VA
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    Patrick Albrecht
  Associated Insurance Administrators, Inc.
  Montgomery, AL
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    Shannon Dahlke Applegate
  Sr. Vice President,
  Houston & Atlanta Branch Manager
  MHI, a division of Worldwide Facilities, LLC
  Houston, TX
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   Cristi Carrington
 Principal, Director of Underwriting & Carrier  Relations
 Brown & Riding
 Seattle, WA
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    Tim Chaix
  CEO & President
  R.E. Chaix & Associates Insurance Brokers, Inc. 
  Irvine, CA
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    Wendy Houser 
  Executive Territory Officer, West
  Markel Specialty
  Dallas, TX
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    Phillip McCrorie
  Atlanta, GA
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    Richard Schmitzer
  President & CEO
  James River Insurance Company
  Richmond, VA
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    Coryn Thalmann
  Jimcor Agencies
  Montvale, NJ
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    Erin Dolan
  Senior Vice President, Analytics and Communications
  RSUI Group, Inc.
  Atlanta, GA