MORO 2018
 
Michael Barnes
‎Casualty Reinsurance Broker
Willis Re (UK)

Michael joined Willis Re in the London office in 2014, responsible for structuring, managing, and placing Casualty and Specialty reinsurance, ranging from complex multi-line to specialist mono-line programs, for North American and London Market clients. Michael is also part of the Willis Re Cyber practice group for North America and the London Market.

Before joining Willis Re, he was a Forwards broker at Tullett Prebon from 2012, advising on, and executing client orders in the Sterling, Euro, and Non-Deliverable-Forward markets.

Michael graduated from Exeter University with a degree in Business Economics, and is also an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Insurance (ACII).
 
Andreas Beckmann
Chief Underwriting Officer
R+V Re (Germany)

Andreas Beckmann has been with R+V Re since 1998. He was appointed as Chief Underwriting Officer in 2012, responsible for the worldwide underwriting of non-life business.

He previously served in various senior and underwriting functions for R+V Re. Before his reinsurance career he worked in the primary insurance of R+V Insurance Group in various functions since 1987.

Andreas Beckmann has two university degrees (Business Administration and Business Education). He is married and has one son.
 
Marc Bisson
Senior Client Manager, Manager Life Business Unit
QBE Re (Belgium)

Marc is Senior Manager at QBE Re, where he currently has the responsibility of developing and underwriting Life, Accident & Health business for QBE Re in Latin America and Spain. Marc has more than 30 years of international experience in various senior positions in the insurance and reinsurance industry. He also worked as consultant for the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and has already collaborated with ICMIF on some projects.

Marc holds a BBA and MBA of Finance from Laval University (QC, Canada) and a PhD in Business Administration from TUI (CA, USA). He is also Fellow of the Insurance Institute of Canada and a Fellow Chartered Insurance Professional (FCIP).
 
Luc Boghe
General Manager, QBE Re Brussels and Head of Life
QBE Re (Belgium)

Luc Boghe’s educational background is Commercial and Business Economics Engineer (Catholic University of Louvain - Belgium). He worked in the Reinsurance Department of KBC Insurance (ex-ABB) until 1987. At that time he joined Secura where he was appointed Manager of the Finance & Accounting Department. From 1993 till 1998 he was in charge of the underwriting activities in Belgium, UK, Germany and some Central European countries. He took over the Underwriting Department (Non-Life) in 1999 and joined the Executive Board in 2000.

He was appointed Managing Director in 2005 and following the integration of Secura in the QBE Group in 2010, he is now Head of Life for QBE Re and since 2015 General Manager of QBE Re Brussels (formerly Secura).  Luc is also a member of the Board of Directors of Assuralia (Belgian Association of Insurance Companies) and of the Reinsurance Committee of ICMIF.
 
Marcus Breese
Head of Insurance Innovation & Strategy
Corax (UK)

UK-based Marcus Breese is Head of Insurance Innovation & Strategy at cyber risk analytics platform provider Corax.

A former cyber and professional liability underwriter with Hiscox, Marcus spent 20 years designing, creating and distributing innovative insurance products and risk transfer solutions. Marcus is a well-known speaker and thought leader in the cyber risk analytics and cyber insurance space.

Marcus is particularly interested in contributing to discussions surrounding: expanding the cyber insurance market; innovation in cyber insurance; placing a dollar value on cyber exposure ; the death of the application form; what board's do (and do not) need to know about cyber security; and the use of technology in insurance.
 
Samuel Broomer
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Berkley Re Solutions (USA)

Samuel has been in the insurance and reinsurance industry since 1993 and has held positions of increasing responsibility in the United States and abroad. Today, he’s EVP & COO of Berkley Re Solutions, part of Berkley Re and W.R. Berkley where he helps guide a number of operations including its’ Cyber Liability operations, the Innovations Team, Marketing, Strategic Planning and delivering unique insurance and reinsurance Custom Turnkey Solutions on a global basis.

He earned his undergraduate degree in accounting from Bryant University, Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Taxation degrees from the University of Hartford, is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and holds The Institutes® CPCU, ARe and Cyber designations. Samuel is a recognized Cyber Liability leader and has helped to shape the United States Department of the Treasury perspective on this evolving concern.

Samuel a member of the Bryant University National Alumni Counsel, a board member at The University of Hartford’s Barney School of Business, Beta Gamma Sigma Honoree at The University of Hartford, immediate past Chairman of the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC) Merit Society and immediate past Chairman of the Pennsylvania Association of Mutual Insurance Companies Educational Committee. He lives with his wife and two boys in Fairfield County Connecticut.
 
Desmond Carroll
‎Senior Vice-President
Willis Re Canada (Canada)

Desmond is Head of Analytics and Model Development for North America. He leads research and development initiatives in Canada and the United States which includes all bespoke catastrophe models and other natural catastrophe underwriting, accumulation and portfolio management solutions.

Desmond has over 8 years of experience in catastrophe analytics and model development across a broad swath of perils which includes hurricane wind and storm surge, hail, earthquake, tsunami, river flood and overland flood. His work is comprised of solutions developed for Canada, the United States, the Caribbean and a variety of European countries.

Desmond graduated with an Honours B.Sc. from McMaster University in Earth and Environmental Science with a focus on Atmospheric Sciences. He also holds a M.Sc. from Pennsylvania State University with a focus on GIS and Hurricane Risk.
 
Charles Chamness
President and CEO
National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (USA)

Chuck Chamness serves as president and chief executive officer of the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC), a property/casualty insurance trade association with 1,400 member companies. NAMIC members represent nearly 40 percent of the total property/casualty insurance market, serve more than 170 million policyholders, and write USD 225 billion in annual premiums. Since being named CEO in 2003, Chamness has helped position NAMIC as the largest U.S. property/casualty insurance trade association focusing on leadership in advocacy, public policy, public affairs, and member services.

Chamness has testified before U.S. House and Senate committees on topics ranging from the impact of the Dodd-Frank Act on insurance; the U.S.-EU covered agreement; and the industry’s response to Hurricane Katrina. Prior to joining NAMIC, he worked 10 years in Washington, D.C., serving in the first Bush administration as deputy assistant secretary for public affairs under HUD Secretary Jack Kemp as well as a press secretary on Capitol Hill and in other public- and private-sector positions.

Chamness currently serves as board chairman of NAMICO, a USD 55 million asset professional liability insurance company owned by the association and its members. In 2016, he concluded his three-year term as board chairman of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, an organization that funds more pediatric cancer research grants than any other organization except the U.S. government. During his term, the organization raised more than USD 100 million. Chamness has also served as a board member of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety since 2004 and is a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Association Committee of 100 and the Indiana University Foundation Board of Associates.

NAMIC has been named a “Best Place to Work” in the midsized-company category by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce each time it has entered, most recently placing second.

Chamness holds a B.A. from Indiana University, Bloomington. He and his wife Briget have four children.
 
Matt Cullina
CEO
CyberScout (USA)

Matt Cullina has served as CEO of CyberScout since 2008. Under his leadership, CyberScout has evolved from a service provider enjoying strong partnerships among personal lines carriers in the United States to a multifaceted, award-winning provider of identity and data risk management, breach response, resolution and education services across the globe.

Cullina spearheaded the creation of the Privacy XChange Forum, an annual conference focused on emerging topics in privacy and security. The event draws speakers from around the world and has hosted experts from the FTC, IRS, White House, and Congress.

Cullina serves on the board for the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) and was a member of the Rhode Island Cybersecurity Commission. He is a graduate of Salve Regina University and lives with his family in Providence, Rhode Island.
 
Charles Dugas
Director, Insurance Solutions
Element AI (Canada)

Charles Dugas joined Element AI in September 2017 as Director of Industry Solutions where he leads the insurance vertical, helping carriers and other insurance market participants develop and implement a strategic vision and roadmap for the rollout of artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities across their organizations.

Charles holds a B.Sc. in Actuarial Science, a M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, and a Ph.D. in Machine Learning with Yoshua Bengio. He has 20 years' experience developing and implementing analytical solutions in financial services, either as an entrepreneur, a professor, or manager of large corporations' analytical teams.
 
Jess Fung
‎Executive Vice-President
Willis Re (USA)

Jess leads Willis Re’s US West Coast actuarial team and oversees the analytics on both the Professional Liability Segment and the Cyber Practice Group. She is responsible for reinsurance pricing and optimization analyses for Willis Re clients. She also spearheads the design and development of Willis Re’s cyber risk portfolio evaluation model, PRISM-Re. Her other areas of expertise include Workers' Compensation, Property and Medical Malpractice.

Jess joined Willis Re in 2011 after serving as Vice President at Munich Re America. Jess previously worked as Assistant Vice President at Guy Carpenter and Actuarial Associate at Tillinghast/Towers Perrin.

Jess holds a B.A. in Applied Mathematics and graduated with High Distinction from the University of California, Berkeley. She is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries.
 
Lorie Graham
Chief Risk Officer and Senior Manager, Insurance Services
American Agricultural Insurance Company (USA)

Lorie is the corporate enterprise risk manager and champions the American Agricultural Insurance Company’s ERM program. She has been in the insurance industry almost 30 years in various underwriting, risk management and research positions.

In a rapidly evolving discipline, she is passionate for learning new enterprise risk management techniques and providing tools for risk owners. In her role she researches and monitors emerging trends that may impact our industry.

Lorie authored a white paper on the use of UAVs in precision agriculture and how insurance companies could respond with solutions including risk management and insurance products. She has presented various emerging issues topics to CPCU chapters, agricultural operators and the Reinsurance Association of America.

Lorie is an active member of the RIMS, “the risk management society” ERM Committee. She has earned several industry designations including: Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter, Associate in Reinsurance, Associate in Loss Control Management, Associate in Risk Management, Associate in Regulatory Compliance, Associate in Accounting and Finance and Associate in Farm Insurance Services.
 
Kirsten Holt
Senior Director, Farm Portfolio
The Co-operators (Canada)

Kirsten Holt has been with The Co-operators since 1996 in a variety of areas including claims, training, and sales management. In her current role as Senior Director, Farm Portfolio, Kirsten leads the teams which manufacture and underwrite farm insurance across Canada.

When The Co-operators launched Flood Insurance, Kirsten was actively involved to ensure the product addressed the needs of Canadian farmers.

Kirsten is currently completing a Masters of Management, Cooperatives and Credit Unions through St Mary’s University. She is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and holds a Chartered Insurance Professional designation (CIP). Kirsten is a recent graduate of the Munich Re Scholarship program.
 
Steve Johnston
Director, Corporate Reinsurance
The Co-operators (Canada)

Steve Johnston is Director of Corporate Reinsurance for The Co-operators Group. Steve joined The Co-operators in 2003 and has held several positons within the Finance team over the past 15 years, including Internal Audit, Operational Finance and Compliance. Prior to joining The Co-operators, Steve worked in public accounting at Deloitte for four years.

In his current role, Steve represents The Co-operators to ensure an effective reinsurance program is in place and material changes to the portfolio are managed within the program. Most recently, Steve has been actively involved in the Flood Initiative at The Co-operators, and helped to ensure successful implementation of a flood product offering in 2015.

Steve is Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified General Accountant, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Dalhousie University. Steve is currently pursuing his Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation.
 
Apundeep Lamba
Vice-President, Corporate Actuarial & Reinsurance Services
The Co-operators (Canada)

Apundeep Lamba joined The Co-operators Group in May of 2017 as Vice-President of Corporate Actuarial & Reinsurance Services where he is able to connect his actuarial expertise and reinsurance experience. He is the appointed actuary for the P&C companies within the Co-operators Group Limited. Apundeep joined The Co-operators from Swiss Re Canada where he held various roles in Underwriting and Corporate Actuarial. His most recent position was the Head of Actuarial Management leading both P&C and L&H corporate actuarial teams. Apundeep is a strong supporter of advancing the understanding of risk through analytics and encouraging the youth to consider careers in insurance.

Apundeep holds an Honours Bachelors in Mathematics (Actuarial Science) from University of Waterloo. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (CIA) and Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS). Apundeep is also an active volunteer with both of these actuarial organizations.
 
James Latham
‎Divisional Director
Willis Re (UK)

James joined Willis Re in April 2016 after 5 years at Aon Benfield with a background working on cedants based in the UK & Ireland on a number of lines of business including Casualty, Personal Accident and Property.

At Willis Re James is responsible for the Willis Re International Cyber Practice which coordinates Cyber in all territories (excluding North America and the London Market). His responsibilities also include Property and Casualty (all lines) treaty across a number of territories including Japan, Australia and the UK for both local and global programmes. James also works closely with the International Casualty Practice on Western European Cedants.

He has a degree in Molecular Biology and a Masters in International Affairs from the University of Exeter. He is also an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute. James has been a member of the Under 35s Reinsurance Group since 2014 and has served as Chairman since April 2017.
 
Greg Lockard
Chair, ICMIF Reinsurance Committee and Director of Reinsurance Operations
Shelter Mutual Insurance Company (USA)

Greg currently serves as the Director of Reinsurance Operations for Shelter Insurance Companies. His responsibilities include buying reinsurance for Shelter Mutual Insurance Company, a super-regional carrier in the United States that specializes in insurance for autos, homes, farms and small businesses with premium income of USD 1.4 billion annually. Greg also manages Shelter Reinsurance Company, a global property reinsurer with premium income of approximately USD 130 million.

He has been involved in the ICMIF Reinsurance Committee since 2013 and was elected Chair in 2016.
 
Geoff Lubert
Executive Vice President and Managing Director
Willis Re Canada (Canada)

Geoff is responsible for running the Canadian region of Willis Re. Willis Re Canada Inc. is based in Toronto and handles all lines of business including Property – Excess and Proportional, Catastrophe, Energy, Surety, Life, Accident & Health, Agriculture, Warranty, Casualty and Automobile. Geoff joined Willis Re Canada in 2014 and has initiated significant investment in the region.

Previously, Geoff was with Guy Carpenter where Geoff was a member of the Senior Management team that managed operations for the region. During his tenure of more than 13 years, he held a variety of positions within and outside of Toronto. Geoff managed the firm's business development efforts, held account management responsibilities for a variety of agricultural, regional, national and specialty insurance clients and was responsible for hiring and developing broking talent for the region.

Geoff graduated with an Honors B.A. degree from York University's Schulich School of Business and an MBA degree at the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario. He has completed the international risk analyst exchange program where he has obtained work experience in New York and as a Lloyd's of London broker. Geoff also earned his designation of Associate in Reinsurance.
 
Bill Marcoux
Partner
DLA Piper (USA)

Bill is the global head of DLA Piper’s Corporate Insurance Transactions and Regulatory Practice. He has 30 years of experience in insurance and reinsurance regulatory and transactional matters, involving both property and casualty (P&C) and life insurance. An international lawyer with a global client base, Bill has assisted clients with corporate restructurings, capital raisings, M&A transactions, market conduct and other enforcement actions.

Before joining DLA Piper, Bill was co-head of the Insurance Sector at a global law firm and a member of that firm’s Executive Committee. In his leadership role, he spent more than a decade in London as the head of the firm’s Insurance practice and served as the managing partner of the Hong Kong office and co-managing partner of the Paris office. While in Europe and Asia, he developed significant experience leading international insurance transactions. Bill has extensive experience advising on cross-border transactions within Europe and Asia, as well as advising non-US insurers operating in the United States and US insurers expanding overseas.

Bill is also Chair of the Insurance Development Forum’s (IDF) Insurance Regulation and Resilience Policy Working Group. The working group consists of over 25 supervisors, industry officials, academics and other experts whose aim is to explore the role of insurance regulation and public policy in promoting sustainable development and enhancing economic and social resilience to large-scale disasters.
 
Glenn McGillivray
Managing Director
Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (Canada)

Glenn McGillivray is Managing Director of the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR). Prior to joining ICLR, he served as Assistant Vice President of Corporate Communications for Swiss Reinsurance Company Canada and was Corporate Secretary for three Swiss Re operations in the country.

He began his insurance career at The Personal Insurance Company of Canada in Toronto and went on to work for a major Canadian corporate law firm before joining Swiss Re in 1994 and the ICLR in November, 2005.

As an insurance writer and commentator, his work has been widely disseminated across Canada. Glenn has written more than 220 magazine and journal articles, publications and blogposts on a range of issues for Canadian Underwriter, Canadian Insurance, Municipal World, Disaster Management Canada, Canadian Consulting Engineer, The Lawyers Weekly and The Globe and Mail, as well as for the International Journal of Insurance Law. Additionally, he speaks and lectures regularly on subjects related to the area of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance and natural hazards.

Glenn is author of the Swiss Re publications “Cross-border litigation in the age of free trade”; “Twister: The professional reinsurer’s perspective”; and “Inside an Icestorm”.

He holds a B.A. in political science from Wilfrid Laurier University, a M.A. in political science from McMaster University, and a graduate diploma in corporate communication from Seneca College. He recently earned his Certificate in Risk Management from University of Toronto's School of Continuing Education.
 
Mark McLaughlin
Global Insurance Director
IBM (USA)

Mark McLaughlin is IBM’s Global Insurance Director, leading IBM’s Global Insurance strategy, solutions, and partnerships. Mark’s teams analyze trends in the insurance business and in technology, predict strategies for insurers, and build IBM insurance solutions to meet insurer needs. He also shares IBM’s point-of-view on insurance with business leaders, regulators, and conference audiences worldwide.

Mark is a 25-year veteran of the insurance industry. He has previously led business units in insurance distribution and analytics, technology infrastructure, CRM, and insurance business process. Mark has personally led implementations in strategy, program management, analytics, data warehousing, expert systems, commercial claims, and underwriting for multiple top 20 US insurers.
 
Tor Mellbye
Reinsurance Manager
Länsförsäkringar Sak (Sweden)

Tor started his career in the insurance industry in 1981 after having graduated from University of Wisconsin and Oslo School of Administration with an MBA. After various positions as both an underwriter and buyer of reinsurance for various companies in Norway and Sweden, Tor joined Länsförsäkringar in 2002.

As Reinsurance Manager, his task is both to meet requirements from the member companies as well as to optimize the reinsurance program for the LF Group. Tor has also been a Member of the Board of Nordic Nuclear Insurers since 2003 and has been the Chairman since 2013.

Outside office life and business travelling, Tor enjoys spending time with his partner Yvonne and his two daughters, as well as sports like downhill and cross-country skiing and long-distance running.
 
Tony Phillips
Chairman
Willis Re Latin America & Caribbean (USA)

Tony is Chairman for the Caribbean and Latin America, with production and account management responsibilities. He joined Willis Re in 1994 after nine years as a Lloyd's broker with C.T. Bowring and six years with Guy Carpenter in New York and Miami involved in Latin America and Caribbean region.

His reinsurance broking experience has been dedicated to the management of catastrophe exposures including the handling of retrocession programs. He has utilized both traditional and finite risk approaches in providing solutions especially during difficult market conditions. Tony was appointed Chairman of Willis Re Caribbean & Latin America in 2017.
 
Guillermo Plate
Deputy Superintendent
Superintendencia de Seguros de la Nación (Argentina)

Guillermo Plate was appointed by President Macri as Deputy Superintendent of the Argentine Superintendence of Insurance (Superintendencia de Seguros - SSN) in 2017. The SSN, reporting to the Ministry of Finance, was set up in 1938 and regulates the creation and operation of insurance and reinsurance companies.

Guillermo began his career as a corporate lawyer in Argentina, working with one of the largest law firms in Buenos Aires, and gained a broad experience in international law, corporate law, tax, AML and CFT. Guillermo then joined an international trust company, where he developed tax-efficient structures for four ultra-high-net-worth clients; and worked in business development for Latin America. In August 2012, he moved from Argentina to Barbados to join the Royal Bank of Canada, as Manager of Trust Business Development. In 2015, he moved back to Argentina where he participated in the strengthening of Argentina’s National AML/CFT system and developed public policy proposals for the first 100 days in office, including legal, regulatory and institutional reforms. In 2016, Guillermo was appointed Vice President of Provincia Aseguradora de Riesgos de Trabajo S.A, the largest workers’ compensation company of Argentina, and advisor to the Board of Directors of Banco Provincia de Buenos Aires.
 
MC Porter
Vice President – International Underwriting/Marketing
American Agricultural Insurance Company (USA)

Mary Carolyn (“MC”) Porter has been in the insurance industry since 1986, and in reinsurance since 2000 at American Agricultural Insurance Company. Along with earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from The Ohio State University, she holds her CPCU and ARe designations.

MC is Vice President of International Underwriting / Marketing for broker assumed business at American Ag. Along with management duties, she also is responsible for underwriting books of business in Canada, UK, and some of American Ag’s larger reinsurance relationships. MC has previously served as Treasurer and Trustee of the ICMIF/Americas Board of Trustees, and is currently a member of the ICMIF Reinsurance Committe.
 
Dharma Rovayo
Assistant Vice-President, Business Development & Risk Management
Real Legacy Assurance Company (Puerto Rico)

Dharma Rovayo is Assistant Vice-President of Business Development & Risk Management at Real Legacy Assurance Company in Puerto Rico, a group company of Cooperativa de Seguros Múltiples de Puerto Rico.

Before joining Real Legacy in 2016, Dharma worked at Assurant Solutions (Puerto Rico) as a Sales & Marketing Manager, responsible for both Property and Credit Insurance lines of business and prior to that she managed Assurant’s Claims Department. Prior to this, she worked as a Reinsurance Underwriter for the Caribbean and Latin American region at Flagstone Re and as Assistant Vice President at Willis Re in New York, USA.

Dharma has a Bachelor’s degree in Business/Corporate Communication from Villanova University (Philadelphia, USA) and holds the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Associate in Reinsurance (ARe), and Associate in Claims (AIC) designations.
 
Jonathan Turner
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
‎Swiss Re Canada (Canada)

Jonathan Turner is Senior Vice President & CFO of Swiss Re's Canadian operations, including the company's Property & Casualty and Life & Health reinsurance operations in both Canada and the English Caribbean. Jonathan joined Swiss Re in November 2010, having previously spent 12 years with Ernst & Young's Insurance Audit practice, where he worked with a variety of P&C and Life & Health clients on both assurance and advisory engagements in both the United Kingdom and Canada.

As CFO, Jonathan is responsible for the financial and capital aspects of the Swiss Re Canadian entities, as well as leading the financial, regulatory and capital reviews of significant transactions.

Jonathan is the Chair of the Finance Standing Committee of Insurance Bureau of Canada. He also serves on the Reinsurance Committee and the IFRS 17 Implementation Group of the Canadian Life & Health Insurance Association, as well as the Transition Resource Group of the Canadian Accounting Standards Board. Jonathan has presented at various industry conferences on a variety of topics. Jonathan is a UK Chartered Accountant, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in French and Management Studies from the University of Leeds.
 
Marie-Ève Vézina
Director, Special Risks, Claims Specialists and Quality Assurance
Desjardins General Insurance Group (Canada)

Marie-Eve Vézina completed her bachelor’s degree in law at Université Laval in 2001. During her studies, she worked as a researcher for the Quebec Court of Appeal. She’s been a member of the Quebec Bar Association since 2002. After completing her studies, she received an award from the Lieutenant Governor. Marie-Eve practised law for a few years at a private firm in Quebec, focusing mainly on property, casualty and liability insurance. She was also a known training instructor with the Insurance Institute in Quebec.

She began her career with Desjardins Group as a legal advisor, and moved on to senior legal advisor for Desjardins General Insurance Group (DGIG). In 2010, she was appointed Recovery Section Manager in the Claims Division. In July 2012, she became manager of the Coverage, Strategies and Evolution Department at DGIG.

Today, she is the director of the Special Risks, Claims Specialists and Quality Assurance Administrative Department. In this role, she leads several national teams, including Major Losses, Special Risks, Claims Specialists, Special Investigations Unit, Internal Communications, and others. As part of her role in the organization, Marie-Eve has been called upon to oversee high-volume claims operations and to provide her expertise in the management of catastrophic events across Canada.

Marie-Eve is a member of the Ordre des administrateurs agréés du Québec.
 
John Weber
Senior Associate Editor
A.M. Best (USA)

John Weber is a veteran reporter of the insurance industry having worked for A.M. Best for nearly a decade. In his role as senior associate editor and an on-screen member of the A.M. BestTV team, John has covered numerous conferences including RIMS (Risk and Insurance Management Society), the Vermont Captive Insurance Association, PCI (Property Casualty Insurers Association of America) and (WSIA) Wholesale & Specialty Insurance Association (formerly NAPSLO), and has interviewed industry leaders worldwide.

In addition to covering the insurance industry, John can be heard as a fill-in news anchor for National Public Radio (NPR) station WHYY-FM in Philadelphia, and is a frequent contributor to NPR programs. John has also written and produced documentaries for public television.
 
Greg Williams
Senior Director
A.M. Best (USA)

Greg Williams is a senior director in the property/casualty ratings division at A.M. Best. Greg oversees a team of analysts who are responsible for monitoring and evaluating the ratings of various excess & surplus lines and personal lines companies in the United States and Canada property/casualty markets.

Prior to joining A.M. Best in 2006, Greg was a senior finance manager at Allstate Insurance Company, where he led a team of financial analysts. Previously, Greg held various positions in the finance and claims departments of Allstate in New Jersey and Northbrook, Illinois.

Greg holds a B.A. from the College of New Jersey and a MBA in finance from Monmouth University.