• Next Generation Panel Discussion, Oct. 11, 3:00p.m.

Kristen Skender, national marketing director at USG InsuranceServices and president of NAPSLO's Next Generation (the under-40segment of the association created to recruit young talent to theindustry) will moderate a panel that will discuss issues concerningnew people in the industry. The panelists (Michael D. Miller,president of Scottsdale Insurance Co.; Letha Heaton, vice presidentof marketing for Admiral Insurance Co.; Steven R. Gross, chairmanand CEO of Metro Insurance Services Inc.; and Patrick Ryan,chairman and CEO of Ryan Specialty Group) will also discuss howthey came up in the industry.  



  • Presidential Address, Oct. 12, 9:00 a.m.

NAPSLO recently hired Brady Kelley as its new executivedirector, effective Sept. 12. Kelley will replace Richard Bouhan,who has been with the association for 20 years. The PresidentialAddress will reflect on Bouhan's time with NAPSLO (Bouhan will stayon through June 2012 to work on the transition and legislativeissues) and also will officially introduce Kelley as the newexecutive director.



  • Derek Hughes/NAPSLO Educational Foundation LectureSeries, Oct. 12, 9:15 a.m.

Michael Lewis, journalist and author of Liar's Poker,The Blind Side, The Big Short andMoneyball, will be the guest speaker. Lewis will talkabout his books and about financial services in general. (TheBig Short is about the lead-up to the recent financial crisis;Moneyball is the basis for a new feature film starringBrad Pitt.) 

  • Current Technology Issues in the U.S. andU.K.

The program will feature Mike Roy, chief information officer ofRisk Placement Services and chair of the E&S Joint WorkingGroup; Frank Neugebauer, chief technology officer of Burns &Wilcox; and Peter Montanaro, head of delegated authorities atLloyd's. They will discuss the future direction of the workinggroup, which was formed by NAPSLO, the Independent Agents &Brokers of America's Agents Council for Technology, the AmericanAssociation of Managing General Agents and ACORD. 




The program will also discuss the status of industry efforts todemonstrate the transfer of data between retailers, wholesalebrokers/managing general agents and carriers; the use of standardsin a changing environment; and recent actions by London andLloyd's.

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