2019 Speakers
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Joshua Aylesworth, CFP
First Vice President - Investments, Raymond James & Associates
Josh 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.
Mr. 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 Mr. Baran was promoted to Tax Manager and accepted to law school. After law school, Mr. Baran practiced civil trial law in state and federal courts throughout Ohio and Pennsylvania. As an Arizona native, Mr. Baran 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.
George Belokas, FCAS, MAAA
Vice President and Actuary, GPW and Associates, Inc.
In October 2006, George Belokas joined GPW and Associates, Inc. (GPWA) as an Actuarial Analyst. He was promoted to Actuary in 2010 following his completion of the exams required for Fellowship in the Casualty Actuarial Society. In 2017, he was again promoted to Vice President of GPWA. George’s responsibilities include reserving and pricing, with a focus in commercial lines, reinsurance and captive insurance.

Fields of experience include workers compensation, property, general liability, medical malpractice and alternative Property & Casualty insurance risks. He is also experienced in various Finance and Insurance products including vehicle service contracts, guaranteed asset protection and tire and wheel.
Kirk Borchardt
Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Counsel, Dealers Assurance Company
Kirk Borchardt is a leading expert on the regulatory, tax, and corporate structural aspects of the service contract and ancillary products industries, including the use of related reinsurance structures and profit-sharing structures. Kirk began his 38-year career in 1981 as an attorney in the Chicago offices of Lord, Bissell and Brook, rising to the level of partner and managing partner of the firm’s Los Angeles office. Kirk was an original member of the NAIC Service Contracts Act Working Group, whose efforts spawned the adoption of the Service Contracts Model Act. Kirk promoted the adoption of insurance company tax treatment for service contracts providers, which he successfully achieved for his client through the issuance of Technical Advice Memorandum 9601001 by the IRS in 1996.

In 2006, Kirk brought his industry knowledge and experience in-house by becoming the President and CEO of Dealers Assurance Company, Columbus, Ohio, which he remained through 2013, when he left to join DriveTime Automotive Group as President of Insurance Operations. Kirk rejoined Dealers Assurance Company in 2017 and currently serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Counsel for the Company and its warranty-related affiliates.
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.
Robert W. Burghart, MBA, CIMA, AIF
Senior Vice President – Investments, Cornerstone Financial Consulting, Raymond James
Robert Burghart is the founder, manager and team leader of Cornerstone Financial Consulting. His role is to ensure that the firm has a well-established vision and plan to serve as a leading resource for insurance and reinsurance administration organizations. As a Certified Investment Management Analyst and an Accredited Investment Fiduciary, Robert applies investment theory and integrates a body of investment knowledge systematically and ethically to assist clients in making prudent investment decisions.

A self-described gearhead, Robert is an auto enthusiast and collector. Serving auto dealers as his primary client niche brings together his three great passions – cars, business and investments.

Before joining Raymond James, Robert was a branch manager with Wells Fargo Advisors in Scottsdale. He earned an MBA from the WP Carey School of Business at Arizona State University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix. Originally from Chicago, Robert lives in Scottsdale with his family. Robert serves on several charitable boards in the metro Phoenix with a focus on children, animals and first responders’ families.
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.
Matt Connell, CFP
Senior Vice President, UMB
As a wealth advisor, Matt is responsible for delivering customized financial planning with an emphasis on the areas of risk management, investing and wealth transfer. He constructs a team of UMB advisors around the specific needs of his clients to deliver holistic financial solutions.

Matt joined UMB in 2004 as a financial advisor. Prior to joining UMB he was employed for six years by Prudential Financial in Phoenix, Arizona as a financial planner, serving business owners and executives throughout the southwest.

Matt earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. He is a member of Financial Planning Association (FPA), and the Planned Giving Roundtable of Arizona.
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.
Chris Dalziel
Executive Director, London & Capital
Chris Dalziel has been working with Reinsurance Companies, Captives and small insurers to build, develop and execute bespoke investment strategies since joining London & Capital in 2012. As a relationship manager in the Institutional Team, Chris is responsible for the development of London & Capital’s insurance business in the US and Bermuda. London & Capital’s focus on long-term capital preservation, expert insurance knowledge and advice-led service offers a different way of managing assets for insurers.

Chris graduated from the University of York with degrees in both Economics and Law, before going on to work for one of the UK’s Financial Regulators. He holds the Diploma in Insurance designation from the Chartered Insurance Institute and has passed the Level 1 exam of the CFA Program.
Robert Davis
Partner, DHG Dealerships
Robert began his career in the automotive industry working in his family’s dealership holdings. After starting his DHG career as a tax line partner for numerous dealerships, his work is now concentrated on DHG’s new joint venture with NCM Associates named The Auxilio Group. Robert manages the tax return preparation and consultation for approximately 1,800 reinsurance companies.

His work also includes managing numerous transactions involving the purchase and sale of dealerships. Finally, he also serves as one of the firm’s expert witness solutions for operational and transaction matters involving retail automotive clients.
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 Byran Dobson joined GPW and Associates, Inc. (GPWA) as an Accounting Manager. 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
Managing Consultant - Management Services, GPW and Associates, Inc.
In October 2012, Jeremy Elsberry joined GPW and Associates, Inc. (GPWA) as an Accounting Analyst. Prior to joining GPWA, he spent two years in public accounting focused on personal and corporate taxation. Prior to that, Jeremy spent 10 years with Circuit City Stores, Inc., during which time he spent six years managing stores throughout Arizona.

As Manager of Business Development at GPWA, he has worked on a wide range of captive and reinsurance company related projects.
Anjanette Fowler
Managing Director, Portfolio Manager
With over 25 years of experience in the investment management arenas of several insurance companies, Ms. Fowler brings a valuable understanding of the unique investment, statutory and accounting consideration particular to insurance clients and the industry. Prior to managing insurance company portfolios, Anjanette directed the Short-term cash management program and Investment Accounting department for a large insurance consortium. She holds a BS in Finance from Arizona State University.
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.
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
Joseph Kirsits, FCAS, MAAA
Senior Vice President, GPW and Associates, Inc.
In May 2004, Joseph Kirsits joined GPW and Associates, Inc. (GPWA), an actuarial and consulting firm founded in 1998, and is currently Senior Vice President leading the Casualty Practice. He has over 20 years of experience including various positions in the property and casualty insurance industry. In 1994, Joseph began his career at VASA North Atlantic Insurance Company where responsibilities included reserving, competitive pricing analysis and annual statement preparation. In 1997, he joined CNA Insurance Company and worked in various pricing positions within standard commercial lines. In 2001, as Assistant Vice President and Actuary, he moved into a regional actuary role with CNA before joining GPW and Associates.

Fields of expertise include: workers’ compensation, general liability, automobile liability, business owners, and warranty related 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, Mr. Koenig 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.
Amanda Lubking, FCAS, MAAA
Senior Consulting Actuary, GPW and Associates, Inc.
Amanda Lubking joined GPW and Associates, Inc. (GPWA) in 2016 as an Actuary, and has over 14 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.
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.
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 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.