U40 Programs

These programs are open to all WSIA members and are hosted by WSIA's U40 at the WSIA Annual Marketplace.

Sunday, September 22

3:30 - 5:00 p.m.           The Internet of Things (IoT) & Sensor Capabilities for the Insurance Industry, hosted by WSIA's U40

John Stokes, Business Segment Leader VP, Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection & Insurance Company
    Location TBD
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.   Networking Reception, hosted by WSIA's U40
    Location TBD

The insurance industry is utilizing the Internet of Things (IoT), data and sensors to help transform the industry. IoT technologies and platforms support the creation of new and innovative products, services and financial solutions. The data received from sensors enables carriers to better understand their customers and their needs and mitigate or prevent future claims and losses. 

Monday, September 23

3:00 - 4:30 p.m.           Panel Discussion: Diversity & Inclusion in Insurance, hosted by WSIA's U40

Brandie Hinen, Powerhouse Learning

Breckenridge Insurance Group,
Nationwide E&S/Specialty

Location TBD

Join us for a panel discussion exploring the wholesale and specialty insurance industry’s journey toward diversity and learn how you can make a positive impact. Hear from industry professionals about inclusion and diversity programs that have been implemented in their firms including those that address inclusion based on gender, disabilities, LGBTQ+ and ethnicity.

Tuesday, September 24

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.          Executive Panel, hosted by WSIA's U40

Michele McCoy, Ategrity Specialty Insurance
Chris Peterson, Chris-Leef General Agency, Inc. 
Bryan Sanders, Markel Assurance
Jacque Schaendorf, Insurance House

Liam Hutelmyer, AmWINS Transportation Underwriters
    Location TBD

Join us for a panel discussion with a cross-section of industry leaders. Panelists will discuss the future of the wholesale, specialty and surplus lines marketplace, the challenges and opportunities E&S professionals may encounter during the next five years and anecdotes from their own experiences as leaders and professionals. Afterwards, join U40 and panelists for a reception to further explore themes touched on during the panel discussion.

4:00 - 5:30 p.m.    Reception, hosted by WSIA's U40
         Location TBD