We're pleased to introduce your Interest Group leadership team! Our group of insurance professionals span the industry in both knowledge and experience. We are here to assist our members with education and support which is commonplace among those distinguished enough to be called a CPCU.
2020 CO-CHAIR FOR UIG & PLIG
Sue currently serves as a commercial lines training consultant for Nationwide Insurance. Sue has worked for Nationwide for 26 years in a variety of roles including training, underwriting, and management. Sue is the past president of the Colorado CPCU Chapter and the vice chair of the Underwriting Interest Group. Sue graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a degree in organizational management and human resources.
2020 CO-CHAIR FOR UIG & PLIG; WEBMASTER
CPCU, PMP, AIM, AIS, INS, CYB
Dan is a Manager in the Enterprise Technology Department for State Farm. He started with State Farm in 1990 working through various jobs including Auto Underwriter, Billing & Payments Supervisor, Business Analyst, & Project Manager. Dan is an active volunteer of both the CPCU Society & Project Management Institute (PMI). He is CPCU CE certified, the past chair of the Publications Committee, and past chair of the Personal Lines Interest Group. Locally, Dan is active with the Central IL chapter, has served on the Board of Directors, and is past president of the Southwestern Michigan Chapter.
Dar is a P&C Underwriting Analyst in the Labs department at State Farm Insurance Companies and is based in Bloomington, Illinois. Prior to joining the analyst environment, Dar was an Underwriting Supervisor in State Farm’s Auto operations department where he also served as an underwriter in all functions within Auto. Dar has also spent time selling insurance, both in P&C and Life and Health. In addition to serving on the PLIG/UIG committee, Dar is the chair of the Careers in Insurance committee for Central Illinois CPCU Local Chapter. Dar received his degree in Finance from Illinois State University.
Ron S. Beiderman
Ron is the VP of Commercial Lines Coverage Products at ISO, a Verisk Analytics business. His primary responsibility is overseeing the R & D and implementation/ maintenance of all coverage-related products for ISO's Commercial Lines programs. Ron oversees ISO's emerging issues initiative and has represented ISO at several industry forums. Ron graduated from Rutgers University with a bachelor’s degree in political science and communications and he achieved his CPCU designation in 2010.
CPCU, MBA, FLMI, ARM, AIM
Ken Bergeron has been in the insurance industry since 1992. Currently, he is an Underwriting Team Manager with State Farm Insurance Companies and based in Bloomington, Illinois. Ken has extensive underwriting experience in Auto, Fire, and Business Lines across various geographic regions over the course of his career. In addition to serving on the Personal Lines Interest Group, Ken has also chaired the Scholarships Committee with the Central Illinois CPCU Society Chapter.
Lamont Boyd is responsible for client and partnership opportunities that make use of FICO’s scoring products and services. Working with over 300 clients in the US and internationally, he speaks regularly to industry and consumer groups and is recognized as a leading expert in predictive analytics and decision management technologies. Prior to joining FICO in 1993, he served nearly 20 years in underwriting, product management and sales management with a major property and casualty insurer.
CPCU, ARM, AU, AIS
Now enjoying retirement, Roger has held many roles in our industry: Und. Training manager at MAPFRE/Commerce Ins, sales for direct writers, sales, agency, and brokerage management to name few. Roger earned his CPCU in 1980 and served on the CPCU-Loman Education Foundation Board, Champions Advisory, and Personal Lines committees. He has led IIA and CPCU programs and was awarded IIA Course Leader of Distinction twice! He served on the Board of the Worcester County Ins. Institutes for 15 years, including President. Roger has served as President of the Western Massachusetts Chapter, as well as the Central Massachusetts Chapter, where he remains on the Board.
COMMITTEE MEMBER; CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE (COE) COORDINATOR
Kellie H. Green
Kellie is a Vice President with Allstate, accountable for countrywide underwriting policy execution for all personal lines products across 3 brands. With Allstate since '89, she's had experience in field underwriting, project management, compliance, education & employee development, communication, customer experience, & various leadership positions. A 2003 CPCU designee, MBA studies at the University of IL at Chicago, & an MBA from Kent State; Kellie resides in Ohio with her husband & the youngest of their 3 children.
COMMITTEE MEMBER; PUBLICATIONS COMMITTEE LIAISON
CPCU, AIM, AIC, AIS
Brian has been in the insurance industry since 1984 and is currently a claims service manager at USAA. Brian served as President of the Tidewater Virginia Chapter of the CPCU Society in 2014. Along with the CPCU designation, Brian also holds the AIC, AIM, and AIS designations. Brian has a Bachelors in Political Science from Virginia Tech and a Master's of Science in Insurance Management from Boston University.
Leah currently serves as Director of Specialty Excess at Rockhill Ins., with experience in commercial underwriting and compliance which includes development of coverage forms, guidelines, training, & underwriting audits. She is President-Elect of CPCU Society Golden Gate Chapter and a liaison to the Publication Committee. Leah holds a MBA degree and the CPCU designation, and recently participated at the CPCU Annual Meeting as a panelist for the Sharing Economy seminar and co-authored a research paper entitled Risk Management Implications of the Sharing Economy.
COMMITTEE MEMBER; CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE (COE) COORDINATOR
Dawn is currently serving as a state relations executive for the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI). In this role, Dawn is responsible for establishing and maintaining positive, productive relationships with the regulatory community, legislators, insurance trade associations, and employer and agent groups at the state level. She also provides research, pricing, and testimony on workers compensation insurance issues. Since joining NCCI in 1995, Dawn has worked in customer operations, residual markets, and regulatory assurance. Dawn graduated from Florida Atlantic University with B.B.A. degrees in Finance and Accounting.
Greg J. Massey
CPCU, CIC, CRM, ARM, PMP
Greg Massey, is SVP & Head of Programs for Zurich North America. Greg has held positions currently on CIC Board (The National Alliance), National Committee member (CPCU), and (CPCU) Past Chapter President(s). He served as board member for AIPSO, AIA WC committee, panel member for ISO GL/Emerging Issues, and NY First. Greg has taught collegiate and AICPCU courses. He has a MBA from Keller Graduate School, a MS in Organiz. Leadership from Quinnipiac Univ., a BSBA from U. of Denver and he has completed the Exec. Development Program from Indiana Univ. & the Insurance Exec. Program- Appalachian State.
CPCU, FSA, CLU, FLMI
Tyson is a Modeling Manager in the P&C Actuarial and Underwriting Modeling department at State Farm, specializing in Homeowners insurance modeling. He started with State Farm in 2007, where his career has taken him through the Life Actuarial, Life Policyholder Tax, Enterprise Risk Management, and P&C Underwriting departments. Tyson holds the FSA, CPCU, CLU, and FLMI credentials. He has been a presenter and coordinator of the ERM Symposium. He has a Bachelors’ degrees in Mathematics and Philosophy from Illinois State University.
CPCU, AINs, AU-m, ARe, AIDA, ARM, & AIT
Sean Noonan is a Commercial Lines Underwriting Supervisor at EMC Insurance in their Dallas Branch. He has been in the insurance industry since 2012 and holds his CPCU, AINs, AU-m, ARe, AIDA, ARM, and AIT. Sean has been Secretary, Webmaster, and President of the Chicago West Suburban CPCU chapter. He is a graduate from the University of Iowa with a B.B.A. in Finance, as well as a certificate in Risk Management and Insurance from the University of Iowa’s Risk Management program, the Vaughn Institute. Sean is on the Young Alumni Board for the Vaughn Institute and is an active member of the Gamma Iota Sigma Alumni network.
CPCU, ARM, AIS, & AINS
Brian is Assistant Vice President for Zurich North America, providing leadership to the company’s Alternative Markets team. He has his CPCU, ARM, AIS, and AINS designations, along with nearly 25 years of underwriting experience. Brian has his master’s degree in Management from Baker University, as well as his bachelor’s degree in Business from the University of Kansas. He is a member and the past Treasurer and member of the Board of Directors of the Omaha chapter.
COMMITTEE MEMBER; WEBMASTER, SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER
CPCU, AU, ASLI
Mike has over 20 years P&C insurance industry experience as a multi-line commercial underwriter, which includes work with standard and specialty lines carriers. In his most recent role with Pennsylvania Lumbermens Mutual Insurance Co., Mike successfully managed a $9-10 million 4-region multi-state underwriting territory, and was the sole underwriter that led the initial company expansion out West. Mike is active with his local Philadelphia CPCU Society Chapter, having served as treasurer, board member, and is currently head of the chapter's Communications and Finance Committees. Mike graduated from Villanova University with a B.S. degree in Business Administration / Finance.
Richard F. Walsh Jr.
CPCU, ANFI, SCLA, SBCS, AIS, CPIA, RWCS, CRIS, CLCS, PLCS, MSC
Rick has 20+ years in our industry and is currently a Chapter Governor. He has specialized in corporate & agent training/education, continuing ed instructor, a corporate coach for Motorists, has a background in sales, service, claims, & personal lines. He’s actively involved with his Columbus Chapter, member of the Society Ethics Committee, & is on the Ohio Dominican University RIS Board of Advisors. Rick also writes personal lines articles, performs seminars, webinars, & is a faculty member of the National Alliance.
COMMITTEE MEMBER; WEBMASTER, PUBLICATIONS COMMITTEE LIAISON
INTEREST GROUP GOVERNOR
CPCU, MPA, MBA
Stephanie has over 10 years' experience in the P&C industry including underwriting, compliance, and product management. She is currently an associate product manager with Nationwide Insurance in Des Moines, IA. She is active in her Iowa Chapter and is past-Chair of the Personal Lines Interest Group. She previously served as an adjunct instructor of insurance at Drake University. In addition to the CPCU designation, she holds a Master of Business Administration from The University of Iowa and a Master of Public Administration with an emphasis in Public Policy from Drake.