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Sunday, March 6
 

2:00pm CST

5:00pm CST

Welcome Reception

Be sure to pack your western wear for our Best Boots and Best Cowboy Hat competition, serenaded by the country-western stylings of Brassfield Aly!

Welcome Reception Menu:

Vegetable Crudites with Buttermilk Dip and Green Goddess Sauce

Chicken Lollipops with Barbecue Glaze

Pulled Pork in a Buscuit

Tennessee Nacho Station:

Barbecue Beef, House Made Fried Tortilla Chips, Jack Cheese, Cheddar Cheese, Tomatoes, Lettuce, Sour Cream, Barbecue Sauce and Guacamole

Smoke Stone Ground Grits Bar:

Smoked Cheddar, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Diced Onions, Tomatoes, Shredded Jack Cheese, Sausage Gravy

Nashville Hot Fried Shrimp with Butter Pickles and White Bread

Individual Jars of Goo Goo Cluster, Moon Pie and Seasonal Fruit Cobbler

Southern Caprese with Green Tomato and Fresh Mozzarella


Sunday March 6, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm CST
Atrium Water Edge
 
Monday, March 7
 

7:00am CST

7:30am CST

First Time Attendee Breakfast

Juice Bar with a Variety of Freshly Squeezed Juices

Bake Shop Specialties

Fresh Cut Fruit

Traditional Scramble

Plain Scrambled Eggs, Roasted Bell Peppers, Onions, Tomatoes and Aged Cheddar

Freshly Brewed Coffee, Decaffinated Coffee and a Selection of Teas

Steel Cut Oatmeal, Golden Raisins and Brown Sugar


Monday March 7, 2016 7:30am - 8:45am CST
Governor's South 2

7:30am CST

General Breakfast

Juice Bar with a Variety of Freshly Squeezed Juices

Bake Shop Specialties

Fresh Cut Fruit

Traditional Scramble

Plain Scrambled Eggs, Roasted Bell Peppers, Onions, Tomatoes and Aged Cheddar

Freshly Brewed Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee and a Selection of Teas

Steel Cut Oatmeal, Golden Raisins and Brown Sugar


Monday March 7, 2016 7:30am - 8:45am CST
Governor's North

7:30am CST

Networking Lounge
Share ideas and experiences with your pooling industry peers in the networking lounge, open to conference attendees during conference hours.

Monday March 7, 2016 7:30am - 4:45pm CST
Governor's Chamber B

8:00am CST

$ource Game Fourth Round Results & Fifth Round Decisions
For pre-registered $OURCE Game participants. The $OURCE (Simulated Operating and Underwriting Results in a Competitive Environment) Game offers participants the opportunity to observe the causes and effects of their teams’ decisions on an entity’s financial results. Participants will gain a greater understanding of the business realities of the competitive insurance/pooling marketplace, accounting interactions between the balance sheet and income statement, and the importance of understanding financial implications of the product management process. The two conference sessions will complement four pre-conference webinar sessions. Final results – and the winning team – will be  presented on Tuesday morning. 

Monday March 7, 2016 8:00am - 8:45am CST
Governors Chamber CDE

9:00am CST

Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Every Pool Needs to Know

A generation ago, “cyberspace” was just a term from science  fiction, used to describe the nascent network of computers  linking a few university labs. Today, our entire modern way of  life, from communication to commerce to conflict to business  operations, fundamentally depends on the Internet. Resulting  cybersecurity issues mean pools face new and increasingly  complex risk questions not just as entities of their own, but also  as membership organizations with obligations to local municipal members and citizens. And yet, there is perhaps no issue that has grown so important, so quickly, and that touches so many, that  remains so poorly understood. Join P.W. Singer, acclaimed author  of several books including Cybersecurity and CyberWar: What  Everyone Needs to Know, for a better understanding of cyber  issues and what your pool can do to mitigate the risks.


Speakers
avatar for P.W. Singer

P.W. Singer

Strategist and Senior Fellow, New American Foundation
Peter Warren Singer is Strategist and Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation, founder of NeoLuddite, a technology advisory firm, the author of multiple award-winning books, and a contributing editor at Popular Science. He has been named by the Smithsonian Institution-National... Read More →



Monday March 7, 2016 9:00am - 10:15am CST
Delta B & C

10:15am CST

Refreshment Break

Freshly Brewed Coffee

Freshly Brewed Decaffeinated Coffee

Assorted Tazo Tea

Infused Water


Monday March 7, 2016 10:15am - 10:30am CST
Governor's Lobby

10:30am CST

Developing a Strategic Approach to Member Communications

With the expected generational turnover in the next ten years and Millennials entering the workforce, pools need to rethink how, when, what and why they are communicating with external audiences. In this session, two organizations will discuss their respective goals and tactics to implement a strategic, consistent, targeted and planned approach to member communications.


Speakers
avatar for Amy Guilford

Amy Guilford

Associate Director, Property/Casualty Pool and Workers Compensation Fund
Amy Guilford is the Chief Administrator of the Property/Casualty Pool and Workers’ Compensation Fund.  She began her career at SET SEG in 2007 and performed the roles of Underwriter, Operations Manager and Associate Director.  Recently she was promoted to Chief Administrator in... Read More →
avatar for Susan Schoepke

Susan Schoepke

Marketing Manager, League of Minnesota Cities
Susan Schoepke is the marketing manager for the League of Minnesota Cities. She oversees all marketing efforts for the League of Minnesota Cities and the League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust, which includes planning, managing, and analyzing strategies to build awareness of and... Read More →
avatar for SET SEG School Insurance Specialists

SET SEG School Insurance Specialists

Chief Administrative Officer, SET SEG
SET SEG is a nonprofit, member-owned organization specializing in providing insurance solutions to Michigan public schools. For the last 40 years, our partnership with MASB has lead to our ability to provide customized, comprehensive programs that fit the specific needs of the state’s... Read More →



Monday March 7, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am CST
Governor's South 2

10:30am CST

Navigating Signage Regulation

In June 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court upended the complex legal framework for the regulation of temporary, informational signs by municipalities. This session will examine the major constitutional issues that arise when a local government enforces or enacts sign regulations, and provide ways pools can help their members navigate this new wave of constitutional challenges.


Speakers
avatar for Benjamin Eggert

Benjamin Eggert

Attorney At Law, Wiley Rein LLP
Ben handles complex insurance coverage litigation matters and provides strategic advice to clients on a broad range of insurance coverage related issues, including public official and governmental liability, professional liability, general liability, and bad faith matters. He litigates... Read More →
avatar for Michael Otworth

Michael Otworth

Senior Claim Unit Manager, Genesis Management & Insurance Services Corporation
Mike Otworth is a Vice President and Senior Unit Claim Manager for the Genesis Management and Insurance Services Corporation. Mike has been a frequent speaker at various industry conferences and has authored articles on claim related topics.  Mr. Otworth has a Bachelors of Business... Read More →



Monday March 7, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am CST
Governors Chamber CDE

10:30am CST

On-Site Health Clinics
Hear one pool’s experience with an employer-sponsored health center RFP process and learn about key aspects of the management agreement, launch of a new health center, and how to successfully manage an on-site health clinic to achieve maximum ROI.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Baker

Ben Baker

Chief Operating Officer, CareHere, LLC
Mr. Baker brings 27 years of experience in customer service, information technology, quality management, and business process improvement from General Electric and IBM to CareHere. Mr. Baker and Ernie Clevenger co-founded CareHere in January 2004. Mr. Baker is the former President... Read More →
avatar for Geoffrey Beauchamp

Geoffrey Beauchamp

General Counsel, Delaware Valley Insurance Trust
Mr. Beauchamp is General Counsel for the Delaware Valley Health Trust, the oldest and largest public entity health benefits pool in Pennsylvania.  Started in 1999, the Trust now has 125 municipal members and administers health plans with over 20,000 covered lives in 250 different... Read More →
avatar for Stephen J. Fallon

Stephen J. Fallon

Director of Employee Benefits Practice, Insurance Buyers Council
Mr. Fallon leads the Health & Welfare Practice for Insurance Buyers’ Council, Inc. (IBC) in the development and implementation of strategic initiatives and client-specific service plans for IBC’s clients. Mr. Fallon has more than 27 years of employee benefits experience specializing... Read More →



Monday March 7, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am CST
Governor's South 1

10:30am CST

Parliamentary Procedures for Pool Boards

Robert’s Rules of Order can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be that way. In this entertaining and interactive workshop, attendees will learn essential principles and practice the tools and techniques to use Robert’s Rules effectively. You will learn about the role of the chair and rights of other Board members, see how to strengthen your Board’s decision-making process, and practice difficult scenarios with fellow attendees. The result: a fun morning on site and smooth, efficient and fair Board meetings when you return to your pool.


Speakers
avatar for Ann Macfarlane

Ann Macfarlane

Professional Registered Parliamentarian, Jurassic Parliament
Ann Macfarlane is a former diplomat who served in Pakistan and on the Soviet desk of the U.S. State Department before becoming a Russian translator. She knows board work from both sides, having been president of the American Translators Association and executive director of the National... Read More →



Monday March 7, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am CST
Governor's North

11:45am CST

Colliding Dynamics -- Mapping Head Injury Prevention
This session will discuss the development of a comprehensive head injury prevention program for a school insurance  reciprocal. Hear from one pool that implemented such a program, and learn about the decision-making process and components of this initiative. 

Speakers
avatar for Brett Carruthers

Brett Carruthers

Director of Risk Management, New York Schools Insurance Reciprocal
J. Brett Carruthers, CSP, RSSP is the Vice President of Risk Management for Wright Risk Management and it the Director of Risk Management for the New York Schools Insurance Reciprocal.  Brett counsels school administrators regarding ways to reduce and control risk in all areas of... Read More →



Monday March 7, 2016 11:45am - 12:45pm CST
Governors Chamber CDE

11:45am CST

From Competitors to Partners
Hear how two Oregon pools decided that forming a partnership was the best direction for providing the best possible coverage, price, and service to Oregon’s school districts. Learn how they went from bitter rivals to partners, and the obstacles, steps, and opportunities they faced along the way.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Freiley

Lisa Freiley

Staff Counsel/PACE Administration, Oregon School Boards Association
Lisa Freiley, Staff Counsel/Director of PACE Administration, has been with the Oregon School Boards Association staff since September 1990. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, and a master’s of business administration from the Atkinson... Read More →
avatar for John Rexford

John Rexford

NBMI Instructor, OASBO
Mr. Rexford served as Superintendent for the High Desert Education Service from 2012 to 2017. He previously worked with Bend-La Pine Schools for 23 years, most recently as Deputy Superintendent. He spent four years in the private sector prior to entering Oregon public school business... Read More →
avatar for Frank Stratton

Frank Stratton

Executive Director, Special Districts Association of Oregon
Frank Stratton is currently the Executive Director for both the Special Districts Association of Oregon (SDAO), a statewide association of Oregon local governments, and the Executive Director of Special Districts Insurance Services (SDIS), a self-insured pool with over 900 special... Read More →



Monday March 7, 2016 11:45am - 12:45pm CST
Governor's South 2

11:45am CST

Public Entity Drone Use and Related Considerations
This session will provide an overview of common and  emerging public entity uses of drones, the opportunities  and risks presented by such uses, and related pooling  considerations.

Speakers
avatar for Ann Gergen

Ann Gergen

Executive Director, Association of Governmental Risk Pools
Ann Gergen oversees AGRiP operations, governance, and member service delivery. Ann has almost twenty-five years of direct public sector employment and experience in local government management, emergency services, risk management, primary and reinsurance claims, pooled insurance services... Read More →



Monday March 7, 2016 11:45am - 12:45pm CST
Governor's South 1

11:45am CST

Parliamentary Procedures for Pool Boards, con.

A continuation of the previous session.


Speakers
avatar for Ann Macfarlane

Ann Macfarlane

Professional Registered Parliamentarian, Jurassic Parliament
Ann Macfarlane is a former diplomat who served in Pakistan and on the Soviet desk of the U.S. State Department before becoming a Russian translator. She knows board work from both sides, having been president of the American Translators Association and executive director of the National... Read More →



Monday March 7, 2016 11:45am - 12:45pm CST
Governor's North

1:00pm CST

Lunch and Awards for Excellence and Advisory Standards Recognition

Tennessee Flavors Lunch Buffet

Tossed Tender Greens

Grilled Red Onions, Grape Tomatoes, Cucumbers and Hickory Bacon with Buttermilk Ranch

Spinach Salad with Woodland Mushrooms, Hard-Cooked Eggs, Spicy Pecans and Smoked Bacon Vinaigrette

Cowpea Salad with Artichokes, Green Tomatoes and Citrus Dressing

Sweet Peach Tea

Glazed Chicken

BBQ Pulled Pork with Chow Chow

Cheddar Mac & Cheese

Southern Style Green Beans with Roasted Onions

Cheddar Chive Cornbread and Jalapeno Cornbread with Honey Butter

Individual Apple Cobbler

Jack Daniel's Pecan Bar

Individual Triple Layer Chocolate Trifle

Freshly Brewed Coffee, Tazo Tea and Iced Tea


Monday March 7, 2016 1:00pm - 2:15pm CST
Delta B & C

2:30pm CST

Diabesity: The Epidemic that Pools Cannot Ignore
Diabesity – the intersection of obesity and diabetes – is associated with increased medical costs, higher indemnification costs, slower recovery times and heightened risk for re-injury. This session will discuss the diabesity epidemic, what it means for pools and their members, and identify best practices for managing claims related to these conditions.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Despres

Michelle Despres

Vice President, National Product Leader, Align Networks, Division of One Call Care Management
Michelle Despres, PT, CEAS II, is the vice president and national product leader at Align Networks, a leader in physical medicine for workers’ compensation. In her role, Michelle serves as a clinical liaison among payers, providers, and Align’s internal teams, helping to strategize... Read More →



Monday March 7, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm CST
Governors Chamber CDE

2:30pm CST

Medical Marijuana
This session will impart current information on the scope of  the marijuana economy throughout this country, the legal  controversies being fueled by the subject and the ethical  dilemmas posed by the trade for professional counselors  and advisors in multiple fields.

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Lyons

Thomas Lyons

Attorney, Hall & Evans, LLC
Mr. Lyons is a member of the Hall & Evans law firm from Denver, Colorado.  His multifaceted trial practice emphasizes the defense of civil rights, employment discrimination and other constitutional matters, including a wide variety of claims involving public entities.  In addition... Read More →
avatar for Richard Spiers

Richard Spiers

Vice President, Claims Department, Genesis Management & Insurance Services Corporation
Mr. Spiers has been in the insurance industry since 1980.  Since 1985, he has been a claim executive in the reinsurance and excess marketplace and has been with Genesis Management and Insurance Services, a subsidiary of General Reinsurance, since 1997.  Rick has extensive, nationwide... Read More →



Monday March 7, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm CST
Governor's South 2

2:30pm CST

Using ERM to Enhance Decision Making: Part 1
ERM can help you create or enhance a decision-making  process useful to any number of pool issues. Hear from pooling  executives and a Board Chair and learn about key concepts  of ERM, implementation lessons specific to pooling operations, ways ERM has improved decision-making at the Board level,  and problems ERM cannot solve for an organization. The first  part of this presentation will establish preliminary set-up for  a discussion exercise in Part 2.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Moss

Scott Moss

CIS
R. Scott Moss, MPA, CPCU, ARM-E, ALCMScott Moss joined CIS on February 1, 2010 as its Property/Casualty Trust Director, overseeing CIS’ property, liability, and workers’ comp programs.  Scott started his career as a ski-bum in the mountains of Utah where he heard about risk management... Read More →
avatar for Maryam Sherkat

Maryam Sherkat

Legal Counsel & Risk Officer, Municipal Insurance Association of BC
Maryam Sherkat joined the MIABC in 2013 after eight years practicing civil and commercial litigation in the Vancouver office of Canada’s largest law firm, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. Seeking out a role where she could continue to pursue a challenging litigation practice but with... Read More →
avatar for Teunis Westbroek

Teunis Westbroek

Chair, Municipal Insurance Association of BC
Mayor Teunis Westbroek of Qualicum Beach is a longstanding member of the MIABC's Board, having joined as Group C Representative in 2002. Since 2011, he has held the position of Chairperson. He has 15 years' experience in municipal affairs, serving as Mayor of Qualicum Beach since... Read More →



Monday March 7, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm CST
Governor's South 1

2:30pm CST

Pooling Basics: Underwriting and Actuarial Science
The first of two pooling basics presentations, which together  will provide a soup-to-nuts overview of everything someone  new to pooling might need or want to know! Material will be  shared in traditional presentation style, with subject matter experts engaged throughout for group discussion and  opportunities for peer-to-peer collaboration. This session will cover actuarial rate and funding studies, the claims process, and underwriting for people not charged with doing such analytical work, but who must act on the results. It is recommended that pooling basics attendees go to Ann Macfarlane’s Parliamentary Procedures for Pool Boards earlier on Monday. 

http://prezi.com/dcjl7yrankbc/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy&rc=ex0share


Speakers
avatar for Mujtaba Datoo

Mujtaba Datoo

Actuarial Practice Leader, Aon Risk Solutions
Mujtaba Datoo has over 30 years experience providing actuarial services within the insurance and risk management fields. He has spent over 10,000 hours just in the last decade preparing actuarial reports, and thus qualifies as an expert according to the 10,000-hour rule popularized... Read More →
avatar for Joel Kress

Joel Kress

Director of Special Projects, Association of Governmental Risk Pools
Joel currently serves as Director of Special Projects for AGRiP. Amongst his other projects, he is updating Pooling Basics to be included in a holistic initiative known as Pooling Academy. Although in its infancy, Pooling Academy will wrap up all educational initiatives in the pooling... Read More →



Monday March 7, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm CST
Governor's North

3:30pm CST

Refreshment Break

Assorted Tazo Tea

Freshly Brewed Coffee  

Freshly Brewed Decaffeinated Coffee

House Made Peach Sweet Tea

Cookies

Mascarpone Marble Brownies

Infused Water


Monday March 7, 2016 3:30pm - 3:45pm CST
Governor's Lobby

3:45pm CST

Court Cases, Regulatory Shifts, and Cautionary Tales
Pooling regulation and oversight is state specific and can vary widely from one environment to the next. This panel presentation will provide an opportunity to hear case studies from pools in several different states, swapping stories about related pooling news to gain perspective into shifts worth watching

Speakers
avatar for Geoffrey Beauchamp

Geoffrey Beauchamp

General Counsel, Delaware Valley Insurance Trust
Mr. Beauchamp is General Counsel for the Delaware Valley Health Trust, the oldest and largest public entity health benefits pool in Pennsylvania.  Started in 1999, the Trust now has 125 municipal members and administers health plans with over 20,000 covered lives in 250 different... Read More →
avatar for Kirk Mylander

Kirk Mylander

General Counsel, CIS
Kirk Mylander joined CityCounty Insurance Services Trust (CIS) in 2005 as CIS’ Pre-Loss Attorney. Kirk’s previous work experience includes serving as an Employment Litigation Associate for Miller Nash and as a H.R. Specialist for Payless Drug Stores, Inc. As an Adjunct Professor... Read More →
avatar for Robert Spolzino

Robert Spolzino

Attorney at Law, Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
Bob Spolzino is senior appellate counsel in the firm's Appellate practice and co-chair of the Municipal/Local Government practice. He focuses on appellate matters, municipal, commercial and environmental litigation, land use and environmental regulatory matters, and matrimonial and... Read More →



Monday March 7, 2016 3:45pm - 4:45pm CST
Governor's South 2

3:45pm CST

Should I Stay or Should I Go? -- A Nurse Triage Success Story
Nurse triage ensures that when an employee has a work- related illness or injury they receive the right care, at the  right time, in the right setting. Hear one AGRiP member  pool’s experience with implementing an in-house nurse  triage service and the positive impact it has had for  their members.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Cole

Ryan Cole

Director of Operations, Arizona School Alliance for Workers’ Compensation, Inc.
Ryan Cole, CPCU, ARM is the director of operations for the Arizona School Alliance for Workers’ Compensation, Inc. Ryan’s responsibilities include design and implementation of new programs and services, management of underwriting and marketing, and consultation on risk management... Read More →



Monday March 7, 2016 3:45pm - 4:45pm CST
Governors Chamber CDE

3:45pm CST

Using ERM to Enhance Decision Making: Part 2
ERM can help you create or enhance a decision-making process useful to any number of pool issues. In Part 2 of this presentation, we will be building off the foundational information discussed in the earlier session and conduct a discussion exercise to allow you the opportunity to put an ERM decision-making model into action in a smaller group setting

Speakers
avatar for Scott Moss

Scott Moss

CIS
R. Scott Moss, MPA, CPCU, ARM-E, ALCMScott Moss joined CIS on February 1, 2010 as its Property/Casualty Trust Director, overseeing CIS’ property, liability, and workers’ comp programs.  Scott started his career as a ski-bum in the mountains of Utah where he heard about risk management... Read More →
avatar for Maryam Sherkat

Maryam Sherkat

Legal Counsel & Risk Officer, Municipal Insurance Association of BC
Maryam Sherkat joined the MIABC in 2013 after eight years practicing civil and commercial litigation in the Vancouver office of Canada’s largest law firm, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. Seeking out a role where she could continue to pursue a challenging litigation practice but with... Read More →
avatar for Teunis Westbroek

Teunis Westbroek

Chair, Municipal Insurance Association of BC
Mayor Teunis Westbroek of Qualicum Beach is a longstanding member of the MIABC's Board, having joined as Group C Representative in 2002. Since 2011, he has held the position of Chairperson. He has 15 years' experience in municipal affairs, serving as Mayor of Qualicum Beach since... Read More →



Monday March 7, 2016 3:45pm - 4:45pm CST
Governor's South 1

3:45pm CST

Pooling Basics: The Life of a Claim
A continuation of the previous session.

The first of two pooling basics presentations, which together  will provide a soup-to-nuts overview of everything someone  new to pooling might need or want to know! Material will be  shared in traditional presentation style, with subject matter experts engaged throughout for group discussion and  opportunities for peer-to-peer collaboration. This session will cover actuarial rate and funding studies, the claims process, and underwriting for people not charged with doing such analytical work, but who must act on the results. It is recommended that pooling basics attendees go to Ann Macfarlane’s Parliamentary Procedures for Pool Boards earlier on Monday.

http://prezi.com/dcjl7yrankbc/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy&rc=ex0share



Speakers
avatar for Sheryl Brandt

Sheryl Brandt

Chief Risk Officer, Enduris
Sheryl Brandt has the privilege of partnering with more than 500 special purpose districts in the State of Washington in applying risk management to their daily operations. For the past several years she has worked with Port Districts, Fire Districts, Health... Read More →
avatar for Joel Kress

Joel Kress

Director of Special Projects, Association of Governmental Risk Pools
Joel currently serves as Director of Special Projects for AGRiP. Amongst his other projects, he is updating Pooling Basics to be included in a holistic initiative known as Pooling Academy. Although in its infancy, Pooling Academy will wrap up all educational initiatives in the pooling... Read More →



Monday March 7, 2016 3:45pm - 4:45pm CST
Governor's North

6:00pm CST

Bus Transportation to Downtown Nashville

Buses will be running from 6:00 to 10:00 PM, taking AGRiP conference attendees to and from the Gaylord Opryland Resort and downtown Nashville. Hotel departure will be from the Magnolia Lobby. Downtown drop-off and pickup will be at the Court of Flags. A bus will be at either location every 20 minutes and the last bus from downtown will depart the Court of Flags at 10:00 PM.

If you plan on staying later than 10:00 PM, there are a few options for getting back to the Gaylord Opryland Resort. 

Shuttle - Purchase a one-day pass from the hotel for $20.00/person, or three-day pass for $36.00/person.

Taxi - Taxis are readily available outside the Gaylord Opryland Resort as well as downtown. It is a flat rate of $25.00 to and from downtown. 

Uber - Download the app. 


Monday March 7, 2016 6:00pm - 10:00pm CST
Magnolia Lobby (Hotel) Court of Flags (Downtown)
 
Tuesday, March 8
 

6:00am CST

Group Run/Walk
Tuesday March 8, 2016 6:00am - 7:00am CST
Meet in Governors Lobby

7:00am CST

7:30am CST

General Breakfast

Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice and Cranberry Juice

Fresh Cut Fruits and Berries

Dannon Lite & Fit Yogurt

House Made granola with whole, 2% and skim milk

Fresh from the Bakery:

Chef's Daily Assortment of Muffins, Danish, Bagels and Croissants

Accompanied with Philadelphia Cream Cheese

Sweet Butter, Wild Flower Honey and Preserves

Freshly Brewed Coffee and Selection of Tazo Tea

Breakfast Burrito:

Scrambled Eggs, Pepper Jack Cheese and Chorizo topped Burritos with Enchilada Sauce served with Fire Roasted Salsa and Guacamole

Grits Bar:

Savory Grits with Shredded Cheddar and Whipped Butter

Sweet Grits with Brown Sugar and Honey


Tuesday March 8, 2016 7:30am - 8:45am CST
Governors ABE

7:30am CST

Networking Lounge
Share ideas and experiences with your pooling industry peers in the networking lounge, open to conference attendees during conference hours.

Tuesday March 8, 2016 7:30am - 4:45pm CST
Governor's Chamber B

8:00am CST

$ource Game Overview & Final Results
In this concluding $OURCE Game session, we will recap  how the game works – including other practical applications – review the final results, and announce the winning team.   All conference attendees are welcome to attend this session and learn about the game for future conferences. 

Speakers
avatar for Ann Conway

Ann Conway

Managing Director, Towers Watson
Ann Conway is a managing director at Willis Towers Watson, providing consulting services to numerous clients in the public and private sectors. She has worked on loss reserve evaluations for insurance companies and alternative financing mechanisms, captive feasibility analyses, reviews... Read More →
avatar for Julie Hagerstrand

Julie Hagerstrand

Consultant, Willis Towers Watson
Julie Hagerstrand is a consultant at Willis Towers Watson, providing consulting services for variety of clients including insurers, pools, trusts, captive insurers and self-insured entities. Her experience includes a range of projects, such as loss reserving, ratemaking, predictive... Read More →
avatar for Maureen Stazinski

Maureen Stazinski

Senior Consultant, Towers Watson
Ms. Stanzinski is a senior consultant at Willis Towers Watson, providing consulting services to public and private clients. Her experience includes various analyses, such as loss reserving, reviews of rate or funding levels, financial modeling analysis, feasibility studies, merger... Read More →


Tuesday March 8, 2016 8:00am - 8:45am CST
Governors Chamber CDE

9:00am CST

Are You Ready for Spring?
America goes through long cycles that mimic those we see  in nature – fall, winter, spring and summer. We are currently experiencing winter, but spring is coming. Are you ready for it?  In this keynote presentation, Rebecca Ryan will address the  cyclical nature of our economies, generational profiles, and world view; and will help us identify the leadership skills and  attributes of each cycle, asking the important question of “What kind of leader do we need right now?” Using these grounding concepts as a foundation, we’ll explore ideas and outcomes from AGRiP’s recent report Thriving in Uncertainty,  including how technology, generational shifts, leadership  changes, and catastrophic weather events are likely to impact the public entity pooling world and how best to prepare for  the coming changes. Throughout the keynote presentation  and more in-depth conversations that follow throughout the day, we’ll match influencing trends with organizational needs and help pools identify what they need to watch for and how  to manage through so many unknowns, who needs to be ready  to lead through a shifting landscape, and how to prepare  for spring.

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Ryan

Rebecca Ryan

Futurist, Next Generation Consulting
Rebecca is the Resident Futurist at the Alliance for Innovation, a Senior Advisor at the Governing Institute, a faculty member at the Institute for Zen Leadership, and the owner of NEXT Generation Consulting, Inc.  She  is the author of The Next Big Things: The Future of Local Government... Read More →



Tuesday March 8, 2016 9:00am - 10:15am CST
Delta B & C

10:15am CST

Refreshment Break

Freshly Brewed Coffee

Freshly Brewed Decaffeinated Coffee

Assorted Tazo Tea

Flavored Water

Infused Water


Tuesday March 8, 2016 10:15am - 10:30am CST
Governor's Lobby

10:30am CST

Advanced Actuarial Concepts
This session, appropriate for pool Board members and staff, complements the actuarial concepts that will be presented  in the Pooling Basics track. From pooling fundamentals, one learns how to compute the largest element on the balance sheet – reserves. In this session, we will dig deeper to try to understand the reserve estimates, determine whether the  estimate makes sense, and uncover the risk inherent in any  estimate. Have the science of actuarial concepts de-mystified  so you can bring back meaningful questions to your own  pool’s actuary.

Speakers
avatar for Mujtaba Datoo

Mujtaba Datoo

Actuarial Practice Leader, Aon Risk Solutions
Mujtaba Datoo has over 30 years experience providing actuarial services within the insurance and risk management fields. He has spent over 10,000 hours just in the last decade preparing actuarial reports, and thus qualifies as an expert according to the 10,000-hour rule popularized... Read More →



Tuesday March 8, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am CST
Governor's South 2

10:30am CST

Minority Report: Predictive Policing

‘Minority Report’ is a film and TV series where a specialized police department apprehends criminals based on foreknowledge provided by psychics. As we move further into the technology age, advances in data analytics could be substituted for psychics and accelerate the imagined into reality. This session will be a non-science-fiction thriller about the use of predictive analytics by non-insurance entities in the public entity arena.


Speakers
avatar for Chris Kogut

Chris Kogut

Principal, Consulting Actuary, Milliman
Chris Kogut is a principal and consulting actuary affiliated with Milliman’s Boston casualty practice.  She has more than 20 years of actuarial consulting experience.  Chris has worked with a wide range of clients including public entities and public entity risk pools.  Her experience... Read More →
avatar for Allison Van Steensburg

Allison Van Steensburg

Consultant, Milliman, Inc.
Allison van Steensburg, ACI, CCRA is a Consultant of Milliman with over 15 years of actuarial consulting experience.  Allison has been involved in a broad range of actuarial consulting services while working with a wide range of clients.    Allison’s has focused the last several... Read More →



Tuesday March 8, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am CST
Governors Chamber CDE

10:30am CST

Futuring Conversation: Catastrophic Weather Events
We’ll go deeper into a risk evaluation for pools from every  angle – including social, technology, economic, environmental, and technology trends likely to influence pooling operations and the overall local government environment. Then, in a  conversational format, we’ll further explore weather trends  and the potential for catastrophic weather events. What are  the possible futures for pools sustaining such events within  their membership (and those who dodge the CAT loss bullet), where are there common themes, and what sorts of things  can pools do right now in order to prepare for any future?

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Ryan

Rebecca Ryan

Futurist, Next Generation Consulting
Rebecca is the Resident Futurist at the Alliance for Innovation, a Senior Advisor at the Governing Institute, a faculty member at the Institute for Zen Leadership, and the owner of NEXT Generation Consulting, Inc.  She  is the author of The Next Big Things: The Future of Local Government... Read More →


Tuesday March 8, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am CST
Governor's South 1

10:30am CST

Pooling Basics: Finance and Audit
The second act in this two-part introductory series. This session will cover financial reporting, auditing, and risk management for pools. The session will conclude with an open Q&A amongst participants and presenters. Together with answering your  questions, our goal is to send everyone back home with at least one good question, the answer to which will enhance your understanding of – and ability to – engage in the leadership and governance of your pool.  It is recommended that pooling  basics attendees go to the Effective Board Governance for Pools session later on Tuesday.

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Speakers
avatar for Joel Kress

Joel Kress

Director of Special Projects, Association of Governmental Risk Pools
Joel currently serves as Director of Special Projects for AGRiP. Amongst his other projects, he is updating Pooling Basics to be included in a holistic initiative known as Pooling Academy. Although in its infancy, Pooling Academy will wrap up all educational initiatives in the pooling... Read More →
avatar for Carrie Rice

Carrie Rice

Partner, Johnson Lambert LLP
Carrie Rice is a Partner in the Vermont office of Johnson Lambert LLP and has more than 18 years of experience in public accounting. Carrie has been providing a variety of audit and consulting services to insurance entities, including commercial carriers, governmental public entity... Read More →
avatar for Magali Welch

Magali Welch

Partner, Johnson Lambert LLP
 Magali Welch, CPA, CA, AIAF is a Partner that has over 20 years of experience in public accounting. Magali's main focus is providing audit services insurance industry. Magali's responsibilities additionally include co-chairing Johnson Lambert’s Technical Committee which has the... Read More →



Tuesday March 8, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am CST
Governor's North

11:45am CST

Data Mapping and Mining -- Tips, Tools, Tales and Tricks
Your pool has probably already embarked on some sort of  data mapping or data mining journey – maybe as part of an analytics project, to coordinate data between work groups,  or as the starting step in a new system implementation.  The need for such projects will continue to grow, both in number and complexity. Whether you are the pool executive  director, a manager, or on the pool Board of Directors, you  will be asked to approve a data mapping project and its  related, sizable investment in technology and staffing resources.  Regardless of the underlying project or technology need for  data mapping and mining, such efforts are fraught with difficulty. To be successful, your pool must effectively align information resources, make sure the project starts with “clean” data, choose an appropriate technology solution, assign correct timelines, establish accountabilities, and more. This session will help you identify key concerns, common problem areas, and techniques to avoid typical mistakes when reviewing a data mapping or mining project.

Speakers
avatar for Alex Swedlow

Alex Swedlow

President, California Workers' Compensation Institute
Alex Swedlow serves as President of the California Workers’ Compensation Institute (www.cwci.org), a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the operation of the California workers' compensation system through research and education. Alex over 25 years of experience in health services research, public policy analysis, and data development and has published numerous research stud... Read More →


Tuesday March 8, 2016 11:45am - 12:45pm CST
Governors Chamber CDE

11:45am CST

Leveraging Governance and Leadership in Catastrophic Complicated Losses
Approximately 110 of the 537 members of the New Jersey  Municipal Excess Joint Insurance Fund (“NJ MEL”) were  affected by Superstorm Sandy in October 2012. Hear one pool’s experience of dealing with a catastrophic claim  when its clear limits will be exceeded, receiving FEMA  dollars is complicated, and members are more focused  on rebuilding communities than documenting losses  for insurance claims. Attendees will leave this session  with lessons learned and ideas for how to equip their  pool to deal with a catastrophic claim.

Speakers
avatar for David Edsey

David Edsey

Zurich American Insurance Company, Senior Coverage Counsel
David Edsey has been in-house counsel for Zurich American Insurance Company in Schaumburg, Illinois since 2008.  David currently manages complex insurance coverage and bad faith litigation against the company and provides coverage and claim handling advice to Zurich claims handlers... Read More →
avatar for Dave Grubb

Dave Grubb

Executive Director, New Jersey MEL
David Grubb has been Executive Director of the New Jersey Municipal Excess Liability Joint Insurance Fund since 1990 and is Managing Director of PERMA Inc., the firm that manages half of the joint instance funds (JIF) in the state as well as J.A. Montgomery Risk Control.  After graduating... Read More →
avatar for Joe Hrubash

Joe Hrubash

Deputy Executive Director, Public Entity Risk Management Administration, Inc. (NJ)
Joseph Hrubash serves as Deputy Executive Director of the New Jersey Municipal Excess Liability Joint Insurance Fund (“MEL”) (the largest municipal pool in New Jersey and second largest in the country) and the Executive Director for the Residual Claims Fund for PERMA Risk Management... Read More →
avatar for Fred Semrau

Fred Semrau

General Counsel, New Jersey MEL
Fred Semrau is a partner in the firm of Dorsey & Semrau.  The firm concentrates in representing municipalities and public entities throughout the state of N.J.  Mr. Semrau serves as the General Counsel to the Municipal Excess Liability Fund, the Morris Joint Insurance Fund, and... Read More →
avatar for Heather Steinmiller

Heather Steinmiller

General Counsel, Conner Strong & Buckelew
Heather Steinmiller serves as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Conner Strong & Buckelew, the underwriting manager & insurance broker for the New Jersey Municipal Excess Liability Fund and many other joint insurance funds.  In addition to her corporate responsibilities... Read More →



Tuesday March 8, 2016 11:45am - 12:45pm CST
Governor's South 2

11:45am CST

Futuring Conversation: Leadership
Shifting leadership within pools and their public entity members is a given, but the exact timing and influences of those leadership changes remain unknown. With so many uncertainties, how can a pool adequately prepare and address leadership needs? This conversational session will follow themes from the morning keynote, going deeper into the  specific trend of leadership changes and possibilities pools face. We’ll take another holistic look at all sorts of influences to evaluate where and how they connect with leadership  challenges and opportunities. Together, we’ll identify commonalities and solutions to pursue.

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Ryan

Rebecca Ryan

Futurist, Next Generation Consulting
Rebecca is the Resident Futurist at the Alliance for Innovation, a Senior Advisor at the Governing Institute, a faculty member at the Institute for Zen Leadership, and the owner of NEXT Generation Consulting, Inc.  She  is the author of The Next Big Things: The Future of Local Government... Read More →


Tuesday March 8, 2016 11:45am - 12:45pm CST
Governor's South 1

11:45am CST

Pooling Basics: Risk Management and Q&A

Speakers
avatar for Joel Kress

Joel Kress

Director of Special Projects, Association of Governmental Risk Pools
Joel currently serves as Director of Special Projects for AGRiP. Amongst his other projects, he is updating Pooling Basics to be included in a holistic initiative known as Pooling Academy. Although in its infancy, Pooling Academy will wrap up all educational initiatives in the pooling... Read More →



Tuesday March 8, 2016 11:45am - 12:45pm CST
Governor's North

1:00pm CST

Lunch & AGRiP Update

South of the Border Lunch Buffet

Tomato Salad with Oaxaca Cheese

Mexican Fiesta Salad:

Roasted Corn, Black Beans, Garbanzo Beans, Tomato Lime Vinaigrette

Romaine Salad with Oranges, Jicama and Chipotle Vinaigrette

Chicken Fajitas:

Flour Tortillas, Jalapeno Salsa

Guacamole, Shredded Cheese and Cumin Scented Crema

Beef Barbarcoa with Pickled Red Onions

Fire Roasted Tomato Rice

Borracho Pinto Beans Cooked in Dark Dos Equis Beer

Grilled Vegetables to include:

Squash, Corn, Onions and Peppers

Mojito Cheesecake Tarts

Mango and Coconut Mousse

Churros with Mexican Chocolate Dipping Sauce

Freshly Brewed Coffee, Tazo Tea and Iced Tea


Tuesday March 8, 2016 1:00pm - 2:15pm CST
Delta B & C

2:30pm CST

ALICE Workplace Violence Session
ALICE (Alert, Lock-down, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate), developed after Columbine, teaches research-based strategies to survive a life-threatening event. ALICE has been adopted in more than 40,000 schools, universities, businesses, non-profits and healthcare institutions, and the program is emulated  by federal and state agencies including the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Education, FEMA and state governments across the country. In this session, learn strategies that empower and authorize individuals with  proactive responses that utilize existing infrastructure and human action to increase survivability, and consider  implementation issues for introducing the program across various pool member sites

Speakers
avatar for Gary Kamp

Gary Kamp

National Trainer, Alice Training Institute
Gary has spent over 29 years in uniform as a south Florida law enforcement officer and military member. He served in the Special Operations division for 22 of those years and worked his way though from an entry member to the Division Commander. His background includes Patrol, Canine... Read More →


Tuesday March 8, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm CST
Governor's South 2

2:30pm CST

Futuring Conversation: Technology
It’s hard to identify a more meaningful trend than technology and the influence it has on all our lives, our workspace, the risk profile of public entities, and our pooling operations. It seems that as fast as we identify one technology trend and begin to address it, there are two more beginning to have influence! This session will engage participants in a conversation about the wide array of pooling influences and then zero in on the impact of technology. What does a technology-enabled future look like and how dramatically will it change what pools do? How can pools prepare for changes that are happening so quickly, and outpace even our wildest imaginations? We’ll work together to identify which technology trends are worth watching, how to keep up, and how to prepare.

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Ryan

Rebecca Ryan

Futurist, Next Generation Consulting
Rebecca is the Resident Futurist at the Alliance for Innovation, a Senior Advisor at the Governing Institute, a faculty member at the Institute for Zen Leadership, and the owner of NEXT Generation Consulting, Inc.  She  is the author of The Next Big Things: The Future of Local Government... Read More →


Tuesday March 8, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm CST
Governor's South 1

2:30pm CST

You've Been Hacked -- Now What?
The pace of data breaches has reached untold proportions. Your pool’s intellectual property, data and information have never been at greater risk – it’s not if, but when, your pool  will be hacked. Strategizing, developing and maintaining  an effective Cyber Incident Response plan and team has  never been more important and is a key good governance  consideration for any Board. This session will present an  in-depth look at several recent data breach victims and how their incident response processes led to effective business resumption or epic failure, outlining best practices for pool’s responding to cyber incidents.

Speakers
avatar for Reg Harnish

Reg Harnish

Chief Executive Officer, Grey Castle Security
Reg Harnish is an entrepreneur, speaker, author and the CEO for GreyCastle Security, a leading cybersecurity consulting firm headquartered in Troy, NY.Reg has been practicing security for nearly two decades. Reg brings a thought-provoking perspective to the industry and strives to... Read More →



Tuesday March 8, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm CST
Governors Chamber CDE

2:30pm CST

Effective Board Governance for Pools
This session complements the Pooling Basics track and is focused on pool governance. Do you want to be part of an exceptionally governed pool? If you’re a pool Board member, key traits involve forging a partnership with pool management by communicating forthrightly and understanding a mutual commitment to mission. Likewise, pool executives need to provide the Board the right tools to make sound decisions, and welcome differing points of view to be heard. This session will give you valuable context and practical advice about improving the governance function, whether you are a Board member or pool executive

Speakers
avatar for Sara A. Peterson (she/her)

Sara A. Peterson (she/her)

Management Consultant, Sara Peterson Consulting
A management consultant to nonprofits and government, Sara Peterson provides practical governance and board development assistance as well as a wide range of planning and facilitation, evaluation, and organizational assessments – guiding clients in strategy, governance, and management.Sara... Read More →



Tuesday March 8, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm CST
Governor's North

3:30pm CST

Refreshment Break

Assorted Tazo Tea

Freshly Brewed Coffee 

Freshly Brewed Decaffeinated Coffee

Flavored Water

Raspberry Lemonade

Miniature Dessert Tarts and French pastries

Assorted Gourmet Chips, Pretzels and Popcorn

Infused Water


Tuesday March 8, 2016 3:30pm - 3:45pm CST
Governor's Lobby

3:45pm CST

A Prepper's Guide to the Incident Response Go-Bag
Even if you’ve implemented a best practice-based cyber  response plan, you have to be thinking “then what?” This  session will focus on tactics, techniques, and tools your  pool should have on hand to contain, counteract, and  continue after a breach. Appropriate for pool staff and  those more directly involved in pool operations, the  materials in this presentation will highlight the essential  tools pools should have at the ready to address a cyber  incident and successfully come out the other side.

Speakers
avatar for Reg Harnish

Reg Harnish

Chief Executive Officer, Grey Castle Security
Reg Harnish is an entrepreneur, speaker, author and the CEO for GreyCastle Security, a leading cybersecurity consulting firm headquartered in Troy, NY.Reg has been practicing security for nearly two decades. Reg brings a thought-provoking perspective to the industry and strives to... Read More →



Tuesday March 8, 2016 3:45pm - 4:45pm CST
Governors Chamber CDE

3:45pm CST

ALICE Workplace Violence Training, con.
A continuation of the previous session. 

Speakers
avatar for Gary Kamp

Gary Kamp

National Trainer, Alice Training Institute
Gary has spent over 29 years in uniform as a south Florida law enforcement officer and military member. He served in the Special Operations division for 22 of those years and worked his way though from an entry member to the Division Commander. His background includes Patrol, Canine... Read More →


Tuesday March 8, 2016 3:45pm - 4:45pm CST
Governor's South 2

3:45pm CST

Futuring Conversation: New Generations in the Workplace
The influence of Millennials in the workplace is becoming  more and more familiar, and pools are adapting their  cultures and environments accordingly. We’re still in the early stages of these changes, though, and the next generations  will continue to push pools even faster into altogether new operating models. Participants in this session will go deeper into a risk evaluation for pools from every angle, then hone in on the changes and challenges presented by new generations in the workplace — including at pools, within pooling member entities, and in the broader insurance environment. In a  conversational format, we’ll explore opportunities and threats, and identify next steps likely to help all pools prepare for any number of possible futures

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Ryan

Rebecca Ryan

Futurist, Next Generation Consulting
Rebecca is the Resident Futurist at the Alliance for Innovation, a Senior Advisor at the Governing Institute, a faculty member at the Institute for Zen Leadership, and the owner of NEXT Generation Consulting, Inc.  She  is the author of The Next Big Things: The Future of Local Government... Read More →


Tuesday March 8, 2016 3:45pm - 4:45pm CST
Governor's South 1

3:45pm CST

Effective Board Governance for Pools, con.
A continuation of the previous session. 

Speakers
avatar for Sara A. Peterson (she/her)

Sara A. Peterson (she/her)

Management Consultant, Sara Peterson Consulting
A management consultant to nonprofits and government, Sara Peterson provides practical governance and board development assistance as well as a wide range of planning and facilitation, evaluation, and organizational assessments – guiding clients in strategy, governance, and management.Sara... Read More →



Tuesday March 8, 2016 3:45pm - 4:45pm CST
Governor's North
 
Wednesday, March 9
 

7:00am CST

Information Desk
Wednesday March 9, 2016 7:00am - 12:00pm CST
Governor's Registration Desk

7:30am CST

Health Breakfast Roundtable
Speakers
CW

Carol Wilmes

Director of Member Pooling Programs, Association of Washington Cities Employee Benefit Trust
Moderating Health Breakfast Roundtable. 


Wednesday March 9, 2016 7:30am - 9:00am CST
Governor's North

7:30am CST

Property & Liability Breakfast Roundtable
Speakers
avatar for Ryan Cole

Ryan Cole

Director of Operations, Arizona School Alliance for Workers’ Compensation, Inc.
Ryan Cole, CPCU, ARM is the director of operations for the Arizona School Alliance for Workers’ Compensation, Inc. Ryan’s responsibilities include design and implementation of new programs and services, management of underwriting and marketing, and consultation on risk management... Read More →


Wednesday March 9, 2016 7:30am - 9:00am CST
Governor's South 1

7:30am CST

Workers' Comp Breakfast Roundtable
Moderators
avatar for Dean Boes

Dean Boes

Executive Director, Wisconsin Municipal Mutual Insurance Company
Moderating Workers' Comp. Breakfast Roundtable.

Wednesday March 9, 2016 7:30am - 9:00am CST
Governor's South 2

7:30am CST

Guest Breakfast

Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice and Cranberry Juice

Fresh Cut Fruits and Berries

Dannon Lite & Fit Yogurt

House Made granola with whole, 2% and skim milk

Fresh from the Bakery:

Chef's Daily Assortment of Muffins

Danish, bagels and Croissants

Accompanied with Philadelphia Cream Cheese

Sweet Butter, Wild Flower Honey and Preserves

Freshly Brewed Coffee and Selection of Tazo Tea

Build Your Own Mason Jar Parfait

Greek Yogurt, Berry Compote, House Made Granola, Raisins, Almonds and Honey

TN Biscuit Sandwich

Scrambled Egg, Shaved Ham, PepperJack Cheese and Pimento Cheese


Wednesday March 9, 2016 7:30am - 9:00am CST
Governors Chamber CDE

7:30am CST

Networking Lounge
Share ideas and experiences with your pooling industry peers in the networking lounge, open to conference attendees during conference hours.

Wednesday March 9, 2016 7:30am - 11:00am CST
Governor's Chamber B

9:15am CST

What Your General Counsel Wishes You Knew
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.

Speakers
avatar for Nan Hundere

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 →
avatar for Suzie Paulson

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 →
avatar for Lamar Sawyer

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 →
avatar for Steve Wade

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 →
avatar for Jon Woods

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 →
avatar for Barb Zemlock

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

10:45am CST

Refreshment Break

Freshly Brewed Coffee

Freshly Brewed Decaffeinated Coffee

Assorted Tazo Tea

Flavored Water

Breakfast Bakeries and Organic Muffins

Deluxe Mixed Nuts

Infused Water 

Wednesday March 9, 2016 10:45am - 11:15am CST
Delta Lobby

11:00am CST

De-Escalation Strategies for Law Enforcement
Recent incidents in Ferguson, Baltimore, and many other  cities have raised questions about local police agencies’  policies and training on use-of-force. Pre-escalation and  de-escalation tactics and strategies for responding carefully  to incidents help increase the safety of officers and community members alike. This session will discuss the strategies that  can help prevent situations from escalating to the point  where force is used either by or against officers.

Speakers
avatar for Chuck Wexler

Chuck Wexler

Executive Director, Police Executive Research Forum
Chuck Wexler, executive director of PERF since 1993, leads a staff engaged in policing research, management studies and consulting for police agencies, publication of books and reports on critical issues in policing, police executive education, and policy development. Topics of PERF... Read More →



Wednesday March 9, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm CST
Delta B & C
 
Thursday, March 10
 

TBA

Conference Materials
In this folder you will find:

Conference Menu
Conference Brochure
CPE Credits Form
Gaylord Opryland Floorplan 
Hotel Map

To obtain CPE credit for the AGRiP 2016 Governance & Leadership Conference, each participant must complete, sign and return the attached attendance verification form. (One person per form, please).  The attached is not a valid certificate until it is completed and approved by Eide Bailly.  Return completed form to: cekegren@eidebailly.com Certificates will be delivered via email. 

Contact Jason McKeever, Director of Training and Development, Eide Bailly LLP with questions. 


Thursday March 10, 2016 TBA
Gaylord Opryland

TBA

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