Mission Statement

The claimsXchange connects innovative and collaborative professionals who share a passion for advancing the claims industry.

Advisory Board

  • Jason Baker – President/CEO – SEA,Ltd.
  • Marina Barg – Sr. Vice President, Claims – W. R. Berkley Corporation.
  • Curtis Brown – Chairman and Executive Director – Rimkus Consulting Group
  • Susan DeCaro – Liability Claims Manager – PMA Mangement Corp.
  • Todd DeStefano – Senior Vice President – ESIS ProClaim
  • David Dwortz – President & CEO – Helmsman Management Services
  • Joe Garin – Managing Partner – Lipson Neilson
  • Rose Hall – Vice President, Head of Construction Innovation – AXA XL
  • Stacy Hanson – Chief Client Officer – CoventBridge Group
  • Taranae Hashemi – Attorney – Gallo Vitucci Klar LLP
  • Devina Joiner – Technical Director, E&S Specialty Claims – Nationwide
  • Rich King – Managing Member – Melchiode Marks King LLC
  • Mike LaFond – Director of Claims Litigation – Pekin Insurance
  • Rich Lenkov, Attorney – Bryce Downey & Lenkov LLC
  • Steve Lokus – Global Specialty Construction Casualty Claims – Navigators A Brand of The Hartford
  • Jeff Marshall – Claims Manager – Mars
  • Matt McColley – VP, Chief Claims Officer – KW Specialty Insurance
  • Steve Olson – Partner – Engles, Ketcham, Olson & Keith
  • Deborah Saunders – Senior Director Claims Management – Comcast NBC Universal (Board Chair)
  • Caryn Silverman – SVP, Claims Counsel – Sompo International
  • Lou Spadafora – Partner – Winget Spadafora
  • Steve Truono – EVP, Chief Risk Officer – NFI Industries

about the founder

Sydney Posner

Executive Director

Sydney Posner has been named Executive Director of the claimsXchange. She has spent many years in the business building relationships across the spectrum of the most influential professionals in the insurance defense sector, making her uniquely qualified to lead this innovative and collaborative organization. A familiar presence in the business, at the ground-breaking conferences she is organizing, and through the smaller collaborations she is orchestrating, Sydney adds value to the dialogue among industry influencers and then creates and implements programs that address solutions to enhance best practices.

Sydney is a high-energy, magnetic personality with a natural talent for developing high-yield relationships, both in the personal and professional arena. Sydney is an exceptional business development professional.”

– Rose Hall, Vice President, Head of Construction Innovation