SITA Conference Draft Agenda



***Check for updates as the agenda evolves!!**

Tuesday, October 8                           6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m  

Registration & Welcome Reception Sponsored by Safelite


 Wednesday, October 9                 7:30 a.m. – Evening Signature Dinner


Networking Breakfast

Welcoming Remarks

Renee Carter, Executive Director, Alabama Insurance Coalition

Tammra Cascio, Executive Director, Insurance Coalition of Mississippi

Key Notes from Alabama

Governor Kay Ivey, State of Alabama (invited

Key Notes from Mississippi    

David Browning, Chief Examiner, Mississippi Insurance Department

Flood Insurance: NFIP & Private Markets 

Dennis Burke, Vice President, State Relations, Reinsurance Association of America

Robert Cole, Executive Vice President, National Risk Brokerage

Shorty Sneed, Coastal American

American Law Institute (ALI) Restatement

Erin M. Collins, Assistant Vice President – State Affairs, NAMIC

Kiesha-Lu Mitra, State Farm (invited)

Ray Waugh, Nationwide (invited)

Risk-Based Pricing In Personal Lines Insurance

Dr. Lars Powell, Director, Alabama Center for Insurance Information & Research      

Elements of the current political climate seek a naïve notion of “fairness” above all other considerations in insurance pricing. In addition to the perennial state-level battles over objective insurance rating factors, the 118th Congress is displaying renewed interest in banning the most accurate rating variables currently in use. This session will discuss results from a deep dive into the data analysis and intuitive reasoning that support using legal – but sometimes controversial – variables to price auto and homeowners insurance coverage. Discussion will include behavioral and psychological reasons why occupation, education, and credit factors are correlated with insured losses.

Lunch & Program: Fortified Resiliency followed by Guided Tour of The Lodge (highlighting Fortified elements)

Jimi Grande, President, Build Strong Coalition (invited)

Matt Leavell, Director of Design, University of Alabama Center for Economic Development

Chandra Wright, Director of Environmental & Educational Initiatives, The Lodge at Gulf Shores State Park (invited)

Sharing Key Issues for States Regarding Car Sharing

Jill Cranston Rice, President, West Virginia Insurance Federation

Breakouts:      Lobbying Group + Public Affairs Group                                            

Beach Cocktail Reception

Beach BBQ/Shrimp Boil     


 Thursday, October 10                        7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Networking Breakfast

ISO Innovation & Collaboration

Mark Smith, Assistant Vice President, National Affairs, ISO

Mark Smith will share some of the newest innovations at ISO as well as the successful collaborations with industry trades so far in 2019.


Ellen Melchionni, President, New York Insurance Association        

Stephanie Gould Rabin, Senior Vice President Corporate Strategy, Holborn


Ellen Melchionni, President, New York Insurance Association

Seth Simon, Director of Claims, Slice Labs            

NICB Talks Fraud Trends, Disaster Response and The Use of Data to Fight Fraud

Alan Haskins, Vice President Government Affairs, National Insurance Crime Bureau

NICB will discuss the latest anti-fraud activities, the use of public affairs supporting public policy initiatives and NICB’s response to natural disasters through the Geospatial Intelligence Center.  The industry saw an explosion of consumer data privacy legislation in 219 and NICB will discuss the potential impact on the insurance industry and fraud fighting.         

Lunch & The  National Political Perspective

TBD, APCIA (invited)

 State Trade Associations CEOs-Only Meeting

Dinner on Your Own


 Friday, October 11, 2019                  7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Networking Breakfast

Round Table Discussion on State Trade Association Management & Government Affairs

Conference Wrap Up and Introduction for 2020


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