AIFA 2017 Conference Agenda
March 5 – March 7, 2017
Boca Raton, Florida

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Registration (12:00pm-5:00pm) - Weston & Associates

Golf Outing (12:00pm) - Sponsored by: Arch Capital & Everest Re

Tennis Outing (2:00pm-4:00pm)

Welcome Reception & Dinner (7:00pm) – Argo Group

Ping Pong Tourney (9:00pm)


Monday, March 6, 2017

Breakfast (7:00am-8:00am) – Sponsored by: RenaissanceRe

State of Life Insurance (8:00am–8:50am) – Moderators: Erik Bass & John Nadel

Aflac – Fred Crawford, Executive Vice President & CFO

Lincoln Financial -  Dennis Glass, President & CEO

Mass Mutual - Elizabeth (Betsy) Ward, EVP, CFO & Chief Actuary

State of P&C Insurance (9:00am-9:50am) – Moderators: Brian Meredith & Craig Elkind

AIG – Robert S. Schimek, Executive Vice President & CEO of Commercial

Marsh and McLennan – Dan Glaser, President & CEO

The Hartford – Doug Elliot, President

Global Reinsurance (10:00am-10:50am) – Moderators: Quentin McMillan & Sarah DeWitt

Axis Capital Holdings - Albert Benchimol, President & CEO

Everest Re – Dominic Addesso, President and CEO

RenaissanceRe Holdings – Aditya Dutt, President. RenaissanceRe Underwriting Managers. Ltd., RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. & Treasurer RenaissanceRe

XL Group - Greg Hendrick, President, Property & Casualty

Future of Life Insurance (11:00am–11:50am) – Moderator: Sean Dargan

American Family Ventures – Molly Lahr, Senior Analyst

DeNovo at PWC – Christopher Martin, Insurance Industry Lead

RGAx – Farron Blanc, Vice President, Innovation Studio Lead

Sureify – Greg Yoder, Head of Business Development

Lunch (12:00pm-1:15pm) – Sponsored by: Aflac

Annuities (1:15pm-2:05pm) – Moderators: Seth Weiss & Brian Rohman

American Equity Life – Ronald J. Grensteiner, President

Ruark Consulting – Peter Gourley, Vice President

Personal Lines Insurance (2:15pm-3:05pm) – Moderator: Meyer Shields

Horace Mann Educators Corporation - Bill Caldwell, EVP, Property & Casualty

National General Holdings Corp. - Michael Weiner, CFO

InsurTech Disruption (3:15pm-4:05pm) – Moderators: Kai Pan & Chuck Sebaski

CoverHound – Keith Moore, CEO

CoverWallet – Rashmi Melgiri, COO and Co-Founder

The Boston Consulting Group – Lucy Pilko, Partner and Managing Director

Insurance Brokers (4:15pm-5:00pm) – Moderator: Elyse Greenspan

Brown & Brown – Andy Watts, CFO

USI Insurance Services - Ed Bowler, CFO

Willis Towers Watson - Douglas W. Pera, National Partner


Dinner (6:00pm-8:00pm) – Sponsored by: MetLife & Travelers

Guest Speaker: Frank Abagnale – President & CEO Abagnale & Associates

AIFA Nightcap (8:00pm-10:00pm) – Sponsored by: The Hartford

Ping Pong Tourney (9:00pm)

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Breakfast (7:00am-8:00am) – Sponsored by: Validus

DOL/Distribution (8:00am-8:50am) – Moderator: Ryan Krueger

Oliver Wyman – Scott Campion, Partner

Transamerica – David Paulson, Chief Distribution Officer

Pension Risk Transfer (9:00am-9:50am) – Moderator: Erik Bass

Deutsche Bank – Paul Puleo, Head of Financial Institution Groups – Capital Markets and Treasury Solutions

Mercer | Financial Strategy Group - Sean Brennan, CFA, Partner

Prudential – Phil Waldeck, SVP, Head of Investment & Pension Solutions

Cyber Insurance (10am-10:50am) – Moderator: Jay Cohen

Deloitte & Touche LLP - John Lucker, Principal - Deloitte Advisory

FINEX Cyber Liability Practice/Willis Towers Watson - Jason Warmbir, Vice President

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP – Paul Ferrillo, Counsel – Litigation Department

Zurich North America - Michelle Chia, Regional Underwriting Mgr. Specialty Products E & O


Investments/Credit (11:00am-11:50am) – Moderator: Randy Binner

Aflac - Eric M. Kirsch, Executive Vice President & Global Chief Investment Officer

MetLife, Inc. - Steven J. Goulart, Executive Vice President & Chief Investment Officer  

CNO Financial Group - Eric R. Johnson, Chief Investment Officer and President, 40│86 Advisors, Inc.

Lunch Ratings Panel (12:00pm-1:20pm) Sponsored by: AIG – Moderator: Paul Newsome

AM Best – Matthew C. Mosher, EVP & COO

Fitch Ratings - Julie A. Burke, CPA, CFA Managing Director, North America Insurance Ratings

KBRA - Andrew Edelsberg, CPA, FMLI, Senior Director Insurance

Moodys - Scott Robinson

S&P Global Ratings - Carmi Margalit, Senior Director, North American Financial Services Ratings

Insurance M&A (1:30pm-2:20pm) – Moderator: James Naklicki & Jay Gelb

AM Best - Matthew C. Mosher, EVP & COO

Barclays Capital – Gary Antenberg, Managing Director, Co-Head of Insurance Investment Banking

RenaissanceRe Holdings - Aditya Dutt, President. RenaissanceRe Underwriting Managers. Ltd., RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. & Treasurer RenaissanceRe

Long Term Care (2:30pm-3:20pm) – Moderator: Andrew Edelsberg

Actuarial Resources Corporation – Roger Loomis, FAA, MAAA, Principal & Director of Health Consulting, Latin America

Minnesota Department of Insurance - Fred Andersen, FSA, MAAA, Acting Deputy Commissioner of Commerce and Chief Life Actuary

Transamerica Insurance Company - David Hopewell, Chief Product Officer


Cocktails & Dinner (5:30pm-8pm)