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. 

U40 Giving Back

U40 members and their WSIA member firms regularly participate in philanthropic efforts. Click here for updates on ways in which U40 members and their firms are giving back in their communities. 

Join 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 here to access the U40 membership application and complete it to receive U40 communication. 

U40 Events

WSIA's U40 hosts a number of events allowing young professionals to network with one another. Check out these upcoming events and contact Chelsea Lenhart,, with questions. 
U40 2018 Annual Meeting
  •  October 28-31, 2018 |  Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe
 U40 quarterly webinars
  • March 27, 2018 | Hurricanes and their impact on the industry | Register here
 Networking and career fairs with students at symposiums
 Networking receptions at WSIA industry events
 U40-hosted education sessions at WSIA Annual Marketplace
  •  September 23-26 | Atlanta, GA
 Leadership sessions at WSIA education programs supporting the U40 Leadership Certificate
 2019 International Summit

Additionally, 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 Christine Timmerman,, 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 for the coming year is made available to all members each January. 

WISA U40 News

2018 First Quarter
2017 Fourth Quarter

WISA U40 Webinar Series

2018 First Quarter - Impacts of 2017 H.I.M Events - Slides
2018 First Quarter - Impacts of 2017 H.I.M Events - Audio

NAPSLO Legacy Newsletters

2017 First Quarter
2016 Third Quarter
2016 Second Quarter
2016 First Quarter
2015 Second Quarter
2015 First Quarter

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
  Nicole Krakora, CPCU, AIS
Markel - West/Scottsdale
Adam Care
Hartford Steam Boiler
  Matt Meyer
RPS Lexington, CMGA
Alyson Currier
Hanover Excess & Surplus, Inc., CMGA
  Jason Murrey
RT Specialty
Erin Dolan
  Tim Pedersen, Jr.
Brown & Riding
Liam Hutelmyer
AmWINS Transportation Underwriters
  Patrick Roe, CIW
Arlington Roe
Jennifer Kessel
  Danielle Wade, CPCU, CIC, CIW
Jackson Sumner & Associates