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Wednesday, March 9 • 9:15am - 10:45am
What Your General Counsel Wishes You Knew

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There is no absolute among pool members when it comes to  the general counsel’s (GC) job description and role – the GC  might be involved in managing internal HR issues, interpretation of coverage matters, overseeing in-house defense work and/or external defense counsel, participating in Board governance,  and more. And interactions can further vary based upon whether the GC role is in-house or contracted! In this spirited conversation between pool general counsel and executive directors, learn what general counsel wishes administrators and governing Boards knew about their role, common questions and frustrations, and how building a better relationship with your GC can impact pool operations and strategic foresight.

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Nan Hundere

General Counsel, Texas Association of Public Schools Property and Liability Fund
Nan is a licensed attorney in Texas and Washington State with 30 years experience representing clients in both the public and private sectors.  Much of her work has involved advising school district boards of trustees and administrators regarding federal and state laws on governance... Read More →
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Suzie Paulson

Associate General Counsel, Oklahoma Municipal Assurance Group
Suzanne (Suzie) Paulson graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma and Oklahoma City University School of Law.  Suzie was an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Oklahoma City for 13 years where she practiced labor and employment law.  Suzie joined the legal team at OMAG... Read More →
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Lamar Sawyer

Executive Director, Texas Association of Public Schools Property and Liability Fund
R. Lamar Sawyer, Jr., CPCU, MBA, ARM, CSRM has been the Executive Director of the Texas Association of Public Schools Property and Liability Fund (TAPS) since 2005.  Prior to TAPS Lamar was a Sales Manager for Willis Pooling.  He is a graduate of the University of Florida and St... Read More →
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Steve Wade

Attorney at Law, Montana Municipal Interlocal Authority (MMIA)
Steve Wade is a partner at Browning, Kaleczyc, Berry & Hoven, P.C.(BKBH) where he chairs BKBH’s Governmental Affairs and Energy Practice Groups. He practices in BKBH’s Helena office. Prior to joining BKBH in 1996, Mr.Wade was an attorney at the Montana Department of Environmental... Read More →
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Jon Woods

Chief Executive Officer, Oklahoma Municipal Assurance Group
Jonathan D. Woods is the Chief Executive Officer of the Oklahoma Municipal Assurance Group, which provides liability, automobile, property and workers’ compensation coverages for over 500 Oklahoma municipal entities. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1973 and from the University... Read More →
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Barb Zemlock

Insurance Boards Legal Counsel, County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania
Ms. Zemlock is in-house counsel to the Pennsylvania Counties Risk Pool (“PCoRP”), the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Trust (“PComp”), the CCAP Unemployment Compensation Trust (“UC Trust”), the CCAP Health Alliance, the CCAP Prison Inmate Medical Cost Containment... Read More →

Wednesday March 9, 2016 9:15am - 10:45am CST
Delta B & C