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.  You can view the U40 Value Proposition here


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 members are also encouraged to apply to serve on WSIA's standing committees. Information about committee participation is made available annually to all members in December. 

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, chelsea@wsia.org, with questions.    
 
U40 Annual Meeting
  •  2019 dates coming soon for Nashville, TN
 
 2019 International Summit
  • The U40 International Summit will be coupled with WSIA leadership meetings in London. The meetings will incorporate some U40-specific education as well as develop relationships with the Lloyd's U30 and U35 groups. Dates and an agenda are coming soon!
 

U40 Education and Webinars

U40 Leadership Certificate

U40 Quarterly Webinars

2018 topics

2017 topics

  • Autonomous Vehicles
  • Cyber Liability
  • Medical Cannabis and E&S

WSIA Annual Marketplace U40-hosted education

U40 Networking

These networking events are held at WSIA industry events:

  • Underwriting Summit | February 24-27, 2019 | National Harbor, MD | Must be registered to attend!
  • Consultative Selling and Negotiations | March 12, 2019 | Stamford, CT
  • WSIA Intern Orientation | May 6, 2019 | Kansas City, MO
  • Excess & Surplus Lines | June 4, 2019 | St. Louis, MO
  • Consultative Selling and Negotiations | July 9. 2019 | Dallas, TX
  • Underwriting Boot Camp | July 16-17, 2019 | Atlanta, GA
  • WSIA University | August 14-15, 2019 | Phoenix, AZ
  • Consultative Selling and Negotiations | October 24, 2019 | Atlanta, GA
  • Advanced E&S | November 5, 2019 | St. Louis, MO

These networking events are held at career fairs and student symposiums:

  • Extreme Risk Takers Symposium, hosted by Illinois State University | March 29-30, 2019 | Chicago, IL
  • Wholesale and Specialty Insurance Symposium, hosted by Arizona State  University | October 11-12, 2019 | Tempe, AZ
  • Surplus Lines Symposium, hosted by Troy University | October 2019 | Atlanta, GA

U40  members are also encouraged to network informally among themselves. Members interested in arranging an event in their area should contact a member of the U40 Board. 

WISA U40 News

2018 Volume III
2018 Volume II
2018 Volume I
2017 Volume I

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. 

College Outreach

WSIA's U40 is always looking for committed individuals to assist 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, chris@wsia.org, 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. 

U40 Board

U40 Organizational Charter

Officers

PRESIDENT
Josh Ammons
AmWINS 
  VICE PRESIDENT
Liam Hutelmyer
AmWINS Trans. Underwriters
            
IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
Chris Peterson
Chris-Leef General Agency
                  

Board Members

Justin Cardullo
Maxum Specialty Insurance Group
  Jennifer Kessel
USG
            
Adam Care
Hartford Steam Boiler
  Matt Meyer
RPS Lexington
     
Alyson Currier
Hanover Excess & Surplus, Inc.    
  Jason Murrey
RT Specialty
     
Erin Dolan
RSUI 
  Patrick Roe
Arlington Roe