WSIA's U40

U40 is a dynamic group of insurance professionals under the age of 40 who are currently employed by WSIA member firms.  U40 encourages the exchange of educational and industry critical information among members, promotes professionalism and is an avenue for young insurance professionals to become more involved in the surplus lines community. U40 hosts an Annual Conference with education and networking opportunities and assists the Association attract new college graduates and young professionals to the surplus lines insurance industry via college outreach. 

Joining U40

All employees of WSIA member firms who are under the age of 40 are eligible and encouraged to participate in the work of this dynamic and growing group.  Please click on the link below and complete the membership application to receive U40 communication. 

U40 membership application

U40 Events

WSIA's U40 hosts a number of events allowing young professionals to network with one another. Check back here for updates on upcoming U40 events. 
Additionally, WSIA's U40 members are also encouraged to network among themselves informally. Members interested in arranging an event in their area should contact a member of the U40 Board. 

Volunteering with U40

WSIA's U40 is always looking for committed individuals to help in its work of assisting WSIA in meeting its goals. A large part of U40's work involves partnering with the WSIA Career Development Committee to conduct college outreach and help students understand more about career opportunities in the industry. If you would like to be part of that outreach, please email Chelsea Lenhart,, with your full name, firm, contact info, alma mater and nearby schools you would be able to visit.
U40 members are also encouraged to apply to serve on WSIA's standing committees. Information about committee participation will be made available to all WSIA members in early-2018. 

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U40 Board


Chris Peterson, AINS, ASLI, AU, AIS
Chris-Leef General Agency, CMGA

Josh Ammons

Matt Lynch
RPS Minneapolis, CMGA

Robert Sanders, Jr.
Prefered Specialty, LLC

Board Members

Justin Cardullo

Adam Care
Hartford Steam Boiler

Alyson Currier
Hanover Excess & Surplus, Inc., CMGA

Erin Dolan

Liam Hutelmyer
AmWINS Transportation Underwriters

Jennifer Kessel

Nicole Krakora, CPCU, AIS
Markel - West/Scottsdale

Matt Meyer
RPS Lexington, CMGA

Jason Murrey
RT Specialty

Tim Pedersen, Jr.
Brown & Riding

Patrick Roe, CIW
Arlington Roe

Danielle Wade, CPCU, CIC, CIW
Jackson Sumner & Associates