2020 Speakers
Ethan Allen, JD
Director – Business Development, GPW and Associates, Inc.
Following his graduation from Rutgers in April 2004, Ethan Allen entered the private practice of law, specializing in real estate development, contracts and insurance. Most of his eight years in private practice were with the law firm of Gallagher & Kennedy, P.A., in Phoenix, AZ.

In July of 2012 Ethan joined Artex Risk Solutions, Inc., first as a Regional Director, then as a VP – Business Development, North America. His responsibilities included working with a network of commercial insurance brokers, CPAs, attorneys and other advisors to assist their clients that desired their own single-parent captive, or to join a property & casualty group.

In February 2020, Ethan joined GPW and Associates, Inc. as Director – Business Development. His focus is on developing business strategies and solutions for potential clients in captive insurance and F&I products industry.
Joshua Aylesworth, CFP
First Vice President - Investments, Raymond James & Associates
Josh Aylesworth specializes in wealth management, investment planning and financial planning for corporate executives, members of the automotive industry and multigenerational families. He has more than 21 years of experience in the financial services industry and is a Certified Financial Planner™ professional.

Josh began his career in 1998 as a financial advisor at Merrill Lynch. In 2008, he moved to Wachovia Securities (now Wells Fargo Advisors) where he first began working with Robert Burghart in the reinsurance company investment management and consulting arena. In 2015, Josh co-founded Cornerstone Financial Consulting of Raymond James.

Josh earned a bachelor's degree in economics from Arizona State University and lives in Scottsdale. He served in many roles in 10 years on the Board of the Phoenix Public Library Foundation acting as President in his final year, and now participates with the Free Wheel Foundation, Mission2Alpha and MARSOC Foundation, organizations that help injured and fallen military members and their families.
Mark Baran, CPA, JD
Senior Client Lead, GPW and Associates, Inc.
Mark Baran began his career in public accounting by providing tax and accounting services to small businesses and medical practices in Northeast Ohio. His career continued at the accounting firm Coopers & Lybrand, which merged into PricewaterhouseCoopers, where Mark was promoted to Tax Manager and accepted to law school. After law school, Mark practiced civil trial law in state and federal courts throughout Ohio and Pennsylvania. As an Arizona native, he returned and subsequently joined GPW and Associates, Inc. in 2019 to provide tax and business consulting services.

Fields of specialization include business consulting, Internal Revenue Service negotiations, insurance company taxation and financial statement preparation.
Allan R. Barnes
Tribal Domicile Commissioner, Delaware Tribe of Indians
Allan R. Barnes is the Tribal Domicile Commissioner for the Delaware Tribe of Indians. Acting in a regulatory capacity, he and the staff of Tribal Support Services provide the F&I Industry with a streamlined and efficient approach for the formation of Allied Reinsurance Companies (ARCs) that is competitive throughout the United States and offshore. Prior to his appointment as Commissioner, Allan served the Tribe in an administrative/coordinator capacity for several departments since 2013, ultimately overseeing daily operations as Tribal Operations Manager.

Before, becoming a Tribal employee, he was an Independent Property & Casualty Insurance Agent for 22 years. He attended and received his initial insurance accreditation from the Commercial Union Assurance Companies in Boston, MA. Allan is a Delaware Tribe of Indians tribal member. As is all the Tribe, he is proud of his tribal heritage and records show that his Great Grandfather was a Delaware interpreter for the Dawes commission in the early 1900s.
Rae Brown, CPA
Consultant - Management Services, GPW and Associates, Inc.
Rae Brown joined GPWA in 2017 to apply her skills in the captive insurance industry. In her position as Consultant, Management Services, she specializes in captive insurance companies for mid-sized employers. In 2008, she joined the Phoenix office of Marsh, leaving as a Vice President. She previously held positions as Vice President of Finance and Corporate Controller for various companies. She also owned a public accounting firm prior to joining Marsh.

Rae is a Certified Public Accountant and has expertise in various insurance domiciles and is responsible for assuring high quality service in captive management activities. Additional duties include assisting clients in design, organization and implementation of captive insurance programs. She is currently the President of the Arizona Captive Insurance Association.
Matt Campbell, CPA
Managing Consultant - Management Services, GPW and Associates, Inc.
Matt Campbell joined GPW and Associates, Inc. (GPWA) in December 2013 to apply his accounting and management skills in the captive insurance industry. He began his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers in the audit practice specializing in mid-size companies in various industries.

During his business career, Matt has held management positions with two Fortune 100 companies and was an assistant to the CFO of a professional sports franchise.

As a Manager with GPWA, Matt works with clients in forming captives and provides ongoing accounting, management, and tax support to clients.
Adrian Corr
Partner, Miller Simons O'Sullivan
Adrian Corr is originally from Northern Ireland and after obtaining his legal education in London, England was admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales in 1990, where he practiced law at a well-known law firm until he moved to the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) in 1993. In 1999, he became a partner of the firm Miller Simons O’Sullivan.

Adrian is a Partner in the corporate department of Miller Simons O’Sullivan and director of its associated licensed trust company M&S Trust Company Limited. His practice includes all aspects of corporate and commercial law of which a significant amount involves his international captive insurance practice.

Adrian is well-versed in corporate and regulatory matters as it relates to insurance and reinsurance companies.
Michael Dardano
Director of Reinsurance Services, Safe-Guard Products International
Michael Dardano joined Safe-Guard in 2014 bringing years of experience in actuarial consulting with captive insurance firms to Safe-Guard clients. Upon joining Safe-Guard, Michael served as the Director of Pricing focusing on underwriting performance and program pricing. Currently, Michael is the Director of Reinsurance Services where he leads a team of specialized accountants and actuarial analysts to serve the needs of the reinsured relationships between parent captives and the participants affiliated with the programs Safe-Guard administers.
Keith Decell
President, Louisiana Dealer Services Insurance, Inc. and Versant Holdings, Inc.
Keith Decell serves as the President of Louisiana Dealer Services Insurance, Inc. (The LDS Group) and its subsidiaries. He is also President of Versant Holdings, Inc. (The Versant Group) and its subsidiary companies. The LDS Group consists of six companies including Loss Deficiency Surety Insurance Company, Inc. (a Gap Insurance company formed in 1996). The Versant Group includes four companies including its own F&I Administration company and its wholly-owned Casualty Insurance company.

Keith started with The LDS Group in 1988 as a Territory Manager calling on automobile dealerships. He was promoted to Director of Sales and Income Development in 2000. In 2012, he was appointed as the Executive Vice President of The LDS Group and The Versant Group before being elected as President of all companies in May 2014. Prior to joining the company in 1988, Keith worked in the retail automobile industry and held positions in sales, F&I and as a General Manager.

In addition to serving as President and as a Director of the LDS Group and The Versant Group, Keith is also a board member of the Louisiana Insurers Conference.
Bryan Dobson
Consultant - Management Services, GPW and Associates, Inc.
In January 2017 Bryan Dobson joined GPW and Associates, Inc. (GPWA) as a Consultant, Management Services. His professional career of 20 years in the insurance industry includes captive management, underwriting, business development and product development. Prior to joining GPWA his most recent position was the management role of Controlled/Non-Controlled Foreign Corporation (CFC/NCFC) reinsurance programs.
Jeremy Elsberry, CPA
Managing Consultant - Management Services, GPW and Associates, Inc.
Jeremy Elsberry began his careers in public accounting focused on personal and corporate taxation. In 2012 he joined GPW & Associates, Inc. (GWPA), bringing with him years of management experience.

With over 8 years of experience with produced affiliated reinsurance companies and captive insurance, his fields of expertise include insurance company accounting, captive insurance management, regulatory filings, and taxation and tax planning for insurance companies.
Kristen Gruber
President, Dealers Assurance Company (DAC)
Kristen Gruber is the President of Dealers Assurance Company (DAC), which is a subsidiary of iA Financial Group, one of the largest insurance companies in Canada. Kristen has worked in the insurance arena for 30 years with much of it focused on the F&I industry. She spent the first 13 years of her career with Great American Insurance Company and subsequently held key roles on the administration side of the business, impacting both sales and profitability. Over the course of her career, she has focused on developing insurance solutions for agents, dealers, and OEMs. Today, Kristen and her management team of industry experts work to provide DAC’s clients with the exceptional regulatory, compliance, and analytical support they need to grow their business.
Ryan Hartman, FCAS, MAAA
Senior Consulting Actuary, GPW and Associates, Inc.
Ryan Hartman began his career in 2002 with GPW and Associates, Inc. (GPWA) and was promoted to Actuary in 2010 following his completion of the exams required for Fellowship in the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS). Ryan’s experience at GPWA includes providing, reserving and pricing services to insurance companies, risk retention groups, captives, and administrators/obligors specializing in extended vehicle service contracts, manufacturers’ warranties, guaranteed asset protection (GAP), and other ancillary products in the Finance and Insurance (F&I) industry.

Ryan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from Arizona State University. He is a Fellow of the CAS and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries (AAA). He currently serves on the CAS Committee on Professionalism Education for which he has presented at CAS Annual and Spring Meetings. As a member of the AAA Committee on Professional Responsibility, Ryan has been involved with the development of several professionalism discussion papers. He has also served as the President of the Casualty Actuaries of the Desert States, a CAS regional affiliate.
Robert Hehr
President, Re Imagined
In early 2020, Robert Hehr celebrated thirty (30) years in the Auto/F&I Products industry. His career began with Progressive Insurance as the Product Manager for their entry in a new program called Gap Insurance. In 2000, Robert joined United States Warranty Corp. as VP - Agent & Lender Marketing. Among other accomplishments, it was at USWC that he played a significant role designing the non-Florida version of the Dealer Owned Warranty Company. In 2010. Robert joined GSFSGroup as VP – Risk & Underwriting. In 2018, he started Re Imagined, Inc. to create domestic alternatives to offshore reinsurance.
David Kaseff, CPA, JD, CGMA
Partner, MarksNelson
As a CPA and attorney, David Kaseff brings both accounting and legal experience to the areas of taxation, producer-owned insurance, captive insurance and alternative risk financing. He has worked with Fortune 500 and large privately held companies. He has been engaged by clients such as Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Assurant, Berkshire Hathaway and American Century Investments to provide advice and services with regard to service contract and risk management issues. He also provides accounting, tax and audit services to both small and large automobile dealer groups.

David joined MarksNelson in 2002 after his tenure at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he worked on the national captive insurance team and worked as an insurance specialist. As part of the national team, he assisted with the technical tax, business and implementation issues that arise during the establishment of a captive insurance company.
Tom Keepers
Executive Director and EVP, Consumer Credit Industry Association (CCIA)
Tom Keepers provides strategic leadership to the Consumer Credit Industry Association (CCIA), a national trade organization working to enhance consumer financial security by assuring a healthy market for consumer asset and credit protection products and services. CCIA’s advocacy and insight services span service contracts, motor clubs, GAP, credit insurance, debt protection and the collateral protection suite.

Tom joined the CCIA team and the world of public affairs after successful years of managing just about all aspects of CCIA member products, from product development to operations to managing the P&L. He served as the member-President of the GAP Alliance for many years, and currently leads a 16-member coalition of lender, retailer and product trade organizations focused on voluntary protection products.

Tom earned a Bachelor’s in Mathematics degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He also holds a Master’s in Business Administration degree, and earned the Chartered Life Underwriter, Project Management Professional and Series 7 Registered Representative designations.
Brandon Keim
Partner, Frazer Ryan Goldberg & Arnold LLP
A Certified Tax Law Specialist, CPA and partner in the firm, Brandon Keim offers a strong understanding of accounting and business concepts in tax matters. Brandon joined Frazer Ryan after serving six years as a senior trial attorney with the Internal Revenue Service.

In 2015, Brandon successfully litigated the first Section 831(b) captive insurance case before the U.S. Tax Court; he litigated a second captive insurance case in 2016. For over four years, he oversaw and advised IRS attorneys and revenue agents auditing captive insurance transactions
nationwide. Brandon also acted as an advisor to IRS attorneys on partnership
and estate and gift tax matters and was an instructor at a national course designed to train new IRS trial attorneys on all aspects of practice.

Brandon’s services include:
• defending clients in civil audits by the IRS and state taxing authorities
• representing clients in litigation involving Section 831(b) captive insurance; complex corporate, partnership, collection, and estate and gift tax matters; employment tax; property tax; international tax matters, including FBAR penalties; abusive transactions; fraud; and worker classification
• addressing offshore assets and foreign reporting requirements, including the IRS’s voluntary disclosure programs
Guy Koenig
President, GSFSGroup, Inc.
Guy Koenig currently serves as the President of GSFSGroup, Inc., an award-winning insurance company and administrator of a comprehensive portfolio of F&I products and profit participation structures in the automotive industry. The consortium of companies, located in Houston, Texas, and part of the Friedkin Group, has been in business for over 37 years. During his career, Guy has served in a variety of executive roles most recently as President of CareGard Warranty Services, Inc. Prior to that, Guy served as Chief Strategic Officer for AMT Warranty Corporation, a subsidiary of AmTrust Financial Services, and as Director of Business Development & Operations for General Fidelity Insurance Company, a subsidiary of Bank of America. Guy has over 20 years’ experience with insurance and extended warranties with expertise in executive leadership, business development, account management, compliance, reinsurance, and operations. He has a B.S.B.A. in Corporate Finance and a Juris Doctorate from Drake University and remains licensed to practice law in Iowa.
Chaz Lavelle
Partner, Dentons Bingham Greenebaum
Charles J. (Chaz) Lavelle is an attorney in the Louisville, Kentucky office of Dentons Bingham Greenebaum and was Tax Counsel on two taxpayer victories in United States Court of Appeals captive insurance tax cases: Humana Inc. v. Commissioner in the Sixth Circuit (litigating the “brother-sister” issue) and Ocean Drilling & Exploration Company v. United States in the Federal Circuit (litigating the outside business issue).

He has counseled taxpayers in the formation, operation and taxation of captive insurance companies. He represents taxpayers in Federal tax controversies at all levels on a wide variety of issues including captive insurance issues. He regularly lectures on captive insurance tax topics.

Chaz earned his Bachelor of Science from University of Notre Dame, his Juris Doctorate from University of Kentucky and his Maters in Law (Taxation) from New York University.
Amanda Lubking, FCAS, MAAA
Senior Consulting Actuary, GPW and Associates, Inc.
Amanda Lubking joined GPW and Associates, Inc. (GPWA) in 2016 and is currently a Senior Consulting Actuary with over 16 years of actuarial experience in the property and casualty insurance industry. She began her career at Scottsdale Insurance Company (a subsidiary of Nationwide Insurance) as an actuarial student, and rapidly attained her Fellowship in the Casualty Actuarial Society in 2007. In 2014, Amanda was chosen to be the Director of a newly created Department of Analytics and Research at Scottsdale Insurance, where she was responsible for building analytical models to assist the Company in product pricing.

Amanda holds a Master of Applied Statistics degree from Pennsylvania State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from the University of Puget Sound. Fields of expertise include: Finance and Insurance (F&I) products including vehicle service contracts, guaranteed asset protection, tire and wheel and other ancillary programs, generalized linear models, commercial general liability, commercial auto, medical and non-medical professional lines and workers’ compensation.
Stephen McDaniel
Shareholder, Meenan PA
Stephen McDaniel focuses his practice on the areas of service contract, warranty, motor vehicle ancillary product, health care, and insurance industries. As a former Certified Public Accountant, Stephen has the unique ability to understand his client’s business and finances in order to more effectively represent the client’s interests. Stephen assists companies with structuring their business operations to ensure compliance with existing law and securing registrations or licensure where required. This includes helping administrators and providers of service contract and ancillary product offerings build their programs from the ground up, including formation, contract drafting, and national licensure. Stephen also assists insurance companies with the filing of rates and forms, developing compliance procedures, and interacting with state regulatory agencies across the country in response to various compliance matters with a focus on the industries he represents. Stephen represents his health care clients before the Agency for Health Care Administration and the Department of Health in connection with licensure and certificate of need matters as well as in connection with administrative litigation where necessary.

Stephen also serves as the Assistant Executive Director and Assistant General Counsel to the Service Contract Industry Council (“SCIC”), a national trade association representing the interests of the service contract industry.
Timothy Meenan
Managing Shareholder, Meenan, P.A.
While Deputy Treasurer for the State of Florida, Tim Meenan oversaw Florida’s four billion dollar State Treasury as well as three other divisions of the Florida Department of Insurance, including the Division of Risk Management. He also served for three years as the Executive Assistant to the Florida Insurance Commissioner, where he helped formulate and implement legislative and regulatory proposals for the Department. Tim received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Florida State University and received his Juris Doctor from Florida State University College of Law.

Tim’s practice focuses on regulatory law before numerous state agencies, with an emphasis on insurance company regulation. He has assisted specialty insurers and other regulated entities with obtaining licensure.

Tim serves as the General Counsel for the Service Contract Industry Council, the Guaranteed Asset Protection Alliance, and the Motor Vehicle Protection Products Association, and has overseen the industry’s state by state legislative program passing hundreds of laws clarifying and solidifying the regulation of service contracts, GAP and other ancillary products.
Terri Merriam
Principal, Cobb & Merriam
Terri Merriam has 30 years experience in federal tax planning and controversy. Prior to entering private practice, she was a Trial Attorney at the Office of Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service for approximately 10 years. While at Chief Counsel, Terri developed a specialty in small insurance/reinsurance companies advising IRS agents across the nation. Her experience began when she investigated and the won Wright v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo. 1993-328, aff'd 73 F.3d 372 (9th Cir. 1995), which concerned a small producer affiliated reinsurance company and provided much needed guidance concerning acceptable practices in the reinsurance industry. She also tried and won Hinshaw's Inc. v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo. 1994-327 (timing issues related to vehicle service contract income) and Stevedoring Services of America v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo 1997-160 (entitlement of I.R.C. § 162 deductions for amounts paid to the related captive company). Terri left the Office of Chief Counsel in 1997 and has continued to advise clients regarding international and insurance tax issues, focusing on issues concerning captive insurance and producer affiliated insurance companies.
Gregory Petrowski, CPA, ACI
Senior Vice President, GPW and Associates, Inc.
Gregory Petrowski is Senior Vice President/Secretary/Treasurer of GPW and Associates, Inc. (GPWA), an actuarial and consulting firm founded in 1998. He has over 30 years of technical and practical experience in the PORC and captive industries and lists as his clients a significant number of major insurance companies, national banks and automobile dealers/dealer groups. He has achieved the Associate in Captive Insurance designation from the International Center for Captive Insurance Education (ICCIE).

Fields of expertise include regulatory filings, accounting, taxation and tax planning for insurance companies, reinsurance treaty review and negotiation, profitability analysis of blocks of business, financial projections for both statutory and GAAP accounting and non-insurance accounting and tax matters.
Larry Prudhomme, CPA, ACI
Vice President, GPW and Associates, Inc.
Larry Prudhomme joined GPWA in 2008 to apply his management skills in the captive insurance industry. He began his career with Arthur Andersen & Co. in Detroit and spent 8 years in the tax department specializing in small to mid-size companies. During his business career, he has been in management positions in the graphic arts industry, the investment advisory business and with a Fortune 100 company. He has achieved the Associate in Captive Insurance (ACI) designation from the International Center for Captive Insurance Education (ICCIE).

Fields of expertise include captive insurance formation and management, Internal Revenue Service negotiations, 831(b) captives, insurance company taxation and statement preparation and non-controlled foreign corporations.
Andy Seger
General Counsel, NAE/NWAN
Andy Seger is General Counsel to NAE/NWAN, a leading F&I product provider, administrator, and reinsurance provider (recently acquired by Portfolio). In addition to his corporate and regulatory duties, Andy focuses on issues related to insurance and reinsurance for NAE/NWAN’s agency and dealership clients. Before joining NAE/NWAN in 2013, he spent two years at a medical device manufacturer and two years at a law firm advising insurance companies on coverage and litigation matters.

Andy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business from Wright State University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Toledo College of Law where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He is licensed to practice law in Ohio and Florida.
Tammy Siegrist CPA, CGMA
Partner – Insurance Practice, MarksNelson
Tammy Siegrist is a Partner at MarksNelson LLC, an accounting and consulting firm founded in 1968. She has decades of experience managing a large portfolio of both traditional and producer-owned reinsurance companies. Tammy is a member of MarksNelson’s nationally recognized insurance team which helps dealerships, underwriters, and administrators expand their F&I operations to maximize profits and navigate the ever-changing regulatory and tax landscape.

Fields of expertise include insurance taxation, including captive insurance and reinsurance arrangements, general corporate tax, process improvements and consulting.
Phyllis Simon
Attorney, Weill & Mazer
Phyllis Simon has over 25 years of experience in counseling businesses and individuals regarding business transactions and tax. She began her career as a tax specialist in a large certified public accounting firm and later worked for over 13 years as in-house tax counsel for a Fortune 500 telecommunications company. While working in a boutique tax controversy law firm she represented small and medium sized businesses and individuals.

As a tax controversy attorney, Phyllis resolved clients’ tax issues with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the California Franchise Tax Board, the California State Board of Equalization (SBE), and local tax authorities.

Phyllis uses her extensive tax knowledge in her commercial business practice. In addition to assisting clients with business formations, contract drafting and negotiation, dispute resolution, and representation before regulatory agencies, she helps auto F&I administrators with planning, tax audits and resolution of Section 953(d) election issues.
Brian Trymbiski
Vice President - Investments, Wells Fargo Advisors
At Wells Fargo Advisors, Brian Trymbiski manages customized portfolios for Foundations, Pensions, Insurance, Reinsurance and high net worth clients. He actively manages taxable and tax-efficient fixed-income portfolios tailored to each client’s needs. His fixed income portfolios seek to provide liquidity and risk-adjusted returns with consistent income. Each portfolio has a focus on diversification, maturity while providing detailed individual credit analysis. He focuses on creating value by his comprehensive yield curve analysis. Brian is a member of the Fixed Income Analyst Society Inc and the Bond Club of Philadelphia.

Brian studied economics at Ave Maria University where he developed a passion for finance. After graduation, he took a position with Merrill Lynch where he was on a team of financial advisors in Naples, Florida performing research on Implied Volatility Surface Investment Strategies. After Merrill, Brian took a position as an Investment Executive with the Investment Center of Wisconsin, where he was instrumental in assisting the investment operations of the firm. At the Investment Center of Wisconsin, he contributed to core investment strategies and risk management.
Jim Wehner
Senior Vice President Institutional Investments, BOK Financial
Jim Wehner has been with BOK Financial since 2003. BOK Financial is a $38 billion financial services holding company with assets centered in seven bank subsidiaries and a full-service investment brokerage business in 10 states. His primary responsibility areas have been focused on fixed income portfolio management and trading. Jim’s experience with insurance companies includes but is not limited to traditional P&C companies and alternative insurance solutions: captives, risk retention groups and pools. As a member of the institutional dealer desk, he works with corporations, foundations, institutional money managers, insurance companies as well as the primary and regional dealer community. He currently holds the Series 7, 63 & 65 FINRA designations.

Jim obtained a BSBA in Business with an emphasis in Finance and Economics from the University of Missouri-Columbia Trulaske College of Business.
Andrew Weill
Principal, Weill & Mazer
Andrew Weill is a principal in the San Francisco law firm Weill & Mazer, which focuses on complex commercial, estate and tax litigation. He is a Certified Tax Law Specialist and a leading authority on litigation and tax controversies involving structures taxed as insurance and reinsurance, including tax audits and other compliance issues. He was the counsel for the taxpayers that resulted in the issuance of the published rulings validating reinsurance structures for auto dealers and the revocation of IRS Notice 2002-70.

Andrew is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Dealer Counsel. His clients include car dealers and dealerships, domestic and foreign companies, and individuals and entities involved in aftermarket financial products for the automotive and other industries. He was a regular presenter at the annual CreditRe Risk Transfer and Taxation Conference and has made presentations for AICPA, AutoCPA, CCIA and numerous other organizations.
Ryan Work
Vice President, Government Relations, Self-Insurance Institute of America, Inc.
Ryan Work currently serves as the vice president of government relations for the Self-Insurance Institute of America, Inc. (SIIA) where he heads up the association’s federal advocacy and political activities related to captive insurance and other alternative insurance issues. In this role, Ryan is responsible for developing and managing strategic outreach and policy development before Congress, the Administration and various federal regulatory agencies.

Prior to joining SIIA, Ryan directed government affairs activities for S&P Global (previously McGraw Hill Financial), where he represented brands including Standard & Poor’s, Platts and J.D. Power.

Ryan has served in a number of senior staff positions within the U.S. House of Representatives, most recently as Legislative Director for Rep. Cathy McMorris-Rodgers (WA). He previously served as Chief of Staff to Rep. Katherine Harris (FL) and in various staff roles with the Committee on Ways and Means and the Office of the Speaker of the House.

Ryan is a frequent speaker on legislative and regulatory issues and was included on Captive Review’s 2015 & 2016 Enterprise Risk Captive Pioneers List.