August 1, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
It's only the beginning of August, but it's already looking like the International Center for Captive Insurance Education (ICCIE) will likely see 2012 as a banner year for activity and growth. Enrollments are nearing the 900 mark, with about 250 graduates of the program - those who have earned the Associate in Captive Insurance (ACI) designation. The following are some of the recent and upcoming highlights.
The Newest ICCIE Elective Has Arrived:
"Captive Claims Management Best Practices & Reinsurance"
A ninth ICCIE elective has been finalized and will be taught for the first time in October. Captive Claims Management Best Practices & Reinsurance will be taught by Donna Foti and Pamela Popp, assisted by Vincent Yezzi. The course focuses on the various options for claims management and administration for a captive program and also provides an understanding of the role of the reinsurer and reinsurance needs of a captive. This course was developed in conjunction with a Vermont Workforce Employment and Training grant.
More Webcasting Live From Captive Conferences
Due to increased partnerships with captive and industry conferences, ICCIE has increased the number of hot topic webconferences it is providing. Earlier this year ICCIE webcast a seminar live from the CICA conference, and will be webcasting one of the VCIA sessions next week. Look for future notices of ICCIE webcasts from several of the conferences coming up this fall.
The ICCIE Sustainability Fund
At the beginning of this year the ICCIE Board established the ICCIE Sustainability Fund. The goal of this fund is to provide a layer of financial security to guard against an exceptional temporary downturn in ICCIE enrollments. The three-year fund drive has gotten off to a great start this year, and efforts will continue to add to its success through 2014. If your company is interested in contributing to the long-term stability of the captive industry's education program, please consider contributing to this fund and contact me directly at email@example.com or 802-651-9051.
Bermuda Insurance Managers' Association (BIMA) ICCIE Scholarship Announced
At this year's Bermuda Captive Conference in June, BIMA presented an award for a full scholarship to ICCIE. This year's scholarship went to Desirae Simons, who is beginning her pursuit of the ACI immediately. Congratulations, Desirae!
Scholarship winner Desirae Simons receives the
BIMA ACI Scholarship check from
BIMA President Lawrence Bird and
Mitch Cantor, Executive Director of ICCIE
Upcoming ICCIE Events
In case you have somehow missed it, ICCIE will be hosting its 8th Annual Anniversary Celebration on August 6th at the Burlington Boathouse during the VCIA conference. This event is the "unofficial" opening of the VCIA conference every year and a great way to reconnect with conference attendees. This year's celebration is sponsored by A.M. Best, Downs Rachlin Martin, Munich Re, and TD Wealth Management.
And, on the evening of September 17th, at the South Carolina Captive Insurance Association (SCCIA) conference, ICCIE will hold its 6th Annual Soiree and Silent Auction with event support from Kane. Also a great conference-opening get-together, this event takes place at Barbara Jean's, kitty-corner to Charleston Place, SCCIA's host hotel.
New Address And New Staff Member!
ICCIE has moved - into more spacious offices. Our new address is 2517 Shelburne Road, Suite 2, Shelburne, VT 05482. Please update your files (all telephone and fax numbers are the same).
We are also delighted to welcome Margaret Welch to the staff as Course Liaison. With a varied administrative background, Margaret joins Angela Gale and Chealsea Hunter in serving the needs of the ICCIE student body and faculty. You can reach her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Welcome, Margaret!
Recent ACI Recipients (click here for full list)
The following individuals recently completed the Associate in Captive Insurance (ACI) professional designation:
- Blane Adams, Winton Ireland
- Racquel Addison, Aon Insurance Managers
- Elizabeth Barber, GPWA
- Joe Cerroni
- Adrien Collovray, Crusader
- Jeffry delMas, USA Risk Group
- Sandra Finnegan, Aon Insurance Managers
- Liz Flood, Merrill Lynch
- Paul Fordham, Crusader International Management (Cayman) Ltd.
- Katherine Freed, PriceWaterhouseCooper
- Paula French, USA Risk Group
- Nelson Garcia, Americavest
- Allison Gorniak, Milliman, Inc.
- Daniel Hansen, Alps
- Dean Harrison
- John Hernick, Xcel Energy
- Scott Maille, Aon Insurance Managers
- Erica Nordtvedt, Snapon
- John Ramsey, Marsh Management Services Cayman Ltd.
- Michael Rosher
- Anne Ruckle, GPWA
- Jen Ryan, Vermont Department of Financial Regulation
- Laura Shepherd, Utah Insurance Department
- Jeff Slocum, GPWA
- Aaron Smith, GPWA
- David Snowball, Utah Insurance Department
- John Yaple, HDH Group
For additional information on these or any other matters contact ICCIE Executive Director Mitch Cantor at 802.651.9051 or email@example.com.