The Claims Leadership Forum is designed to bring together the most senior members of claims organizations to address topics of mutual interest and concern. In this intimate and collegial setting, senior claims professionals can learn about emerging risks, focus on opportunities to improve the industry as a whole, and forge closer business relationships.  Claims leaders from insurance carriers, MGAs, TPAs, and brokerage houses are encouraged to participate.

Registration will open in November 2023. 

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Email [email protected] to learn more. 

Committee Members

Marina Barg, CCO - US Claims  Ascot Group
Jonathan Gerdes, Chief Claims Officer  Frank Winston Crum Insurance
Nick Karacostas, Chief Claims Officer  ISC - Integrated Specialty Coverages
Traci McGuire, Chief Claims Officer   AmeriTrust Group
Jennifer Odrobina, VP, Financial Lines, Head of D&O Claims  Sompo International
Jennifer Wojciechowski, Vice President – Operations - Alliant / CAU

Thursday, July 18 

11:00 - 12:00 AM 

Meet & Greet 
12:00 - 1:00 PM 


1:00 - 2:15 PM 

A facilitated roundtable discussion of the integration of various models of Artificial Intelligence into the insurance industry and opportunities to harness its potential, dispel fears, and harness potential effects on technology and workforce.

Dwayne Hermes CEO, Founder ClaimDeck 
Melissa Hill, SVP, Head of Claims Industry Practice Group, Sompo International
 2:30 - 3:45 PM 

A moderated panel discussion of talent management, exploring innovative tactics to captivate and engage talent throughout the processes of hiring, onboarding and growing future industry leaders.

Flavia Pemberton SVP, Claims Everspan
Amy Cooper VP Carrier Practice Gallagher Bassett 
Renea Mertens Sr. Claims Consultant Acuity

4:00 - 5:15 PM 

A case study and strategy session focused on breaking down walls between insurers, insureds, TPAs and defense counsel on complex claims to address divergent interests and develop universally advantageous resolution plans.

Daniel Wolfe, Senior Director of Jury Consulting, Magna Legal Services

6:00 - 8:30 PM 

Boat Cruise 

Registration Fees

Senior Claims Professionals - $299

This forum was designed for industry-level education, conversation and networking. Registration is strictly limited to senior leaders of claims organizations. If unsure whether you qualify to register, please contact [email protected].