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 apply for membership and 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,, with questions.    

2021 U40 Annual Meeting
October 10-12, 2021
Austin, TX
Sheraton Austin at the Capitol

U40 Networking

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. WSIA makes certain  member contact information available only to WSIA members for use in networking and conducting business. Please click here for a searchable U40 Member Directory.

U40 Education and Webinars

U40 Leadership Certificate

U40 Quarterly Webinars

2020 topics

2019 topics

2018 topics

2017 topics

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

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,, 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


Adam Care
Hartford Steam Boiler
Jennifer Kessel
USG Insurance Services, Inc.
Erin Dolan

Board Members

Annie Dawson, CIC
RT Specialty
  Diana DeMent
Century Insurance Group
Daniel Gray
Bell & Clements
  Harry Jardine, ACII
Aon Benfield Ltd.
Kristin Jones
Amwins Access
  Veronica Kuyoth
Nationwide E&S/Specialty
Matt Meyer
Risk Placement Services
  Lindsay Moore
Worldwide Facilities, LLC