WSIA Board of Directors

In 2019, the WSIA Board of Directors formalized a strategy to guide the development of a pipeline of candidates for consideration as future Board members. With this framework, the Board of Directors intends to develop a strong, broad pool of candidates that is representative of the diverse WSIA membership. It also strives to promote transparency around the Nominating Committee and Board selection process and provide members with a better understanding of the selection criteria and expectations of WSIA Board members. You can learn more about the strategy and framework here.

Officers


  PRESIDENT
  Bryan Sanders
  President
  Markel Specialty
  Glen Allen, VA
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  VICE PRESIDENT
  Davis Moore
 
CEO 
  Worldwide Facilities, LLC
  Los Angeles, CA
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  SECRETARY
  Bryan Clark
 
President
  Gorst & Compass Insurance
  Chatsworth, CA
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  TREASURER
  Dave Obenauer

  President
  CRC Group
  Parsippany, NJ
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  IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
  Joel Cavaness
 
President 
  Risk Placement Services
  Rolling Meadows, IL
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Directors

    Patrick Albrecht
  Senior Vice President
  Associated Insurance Administrators, Inc.
  Montgomery, AL
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    Shannon Dahlke Applegate
  Sr. Vice President,
  Houston & Atlanta Branch Manager
  MHI, a division of Worldwide Facilities, LLC
  Houston, TX
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    Brenda (Ballard) Austenfeld
  President National Property Practice and              Managing Director
  RT Specialty
  Naples, FL
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    Tim Chaix
  CEO & President
  R.E. Chaix & Associates Insurance Brokers, Inc. 
  Irvine, CA
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    Wendy Houser 
  Executive Territory Officer, West
  Markel Specialty
  Dallas, TX
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  Harry Johnson 
  COO
  Johnson & Johnson Inc.
  Charleston, SC
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  Bruce Kessler
  Division President
  Westchester
  Alpharetta, GA
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    Phillip McCrorie
  President
  RSUI
  Atlanta, GA
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    Richard Schmitzer
  President & CEO
  James River Insurance Company
  Richmond, VA
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    Coryn Thalmann
  COO 
  Jimcor Agencies
  Montvale, NJ
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U40 Representative



  Liam Hutelmyer
  VP Operations, Underwriting Division
  AmWINS Group, Inc.
  Burlington, NC
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