International Center for Captive Insurance Education




November 16, 2010

It was non-stop action in 3Q, 2010 for The International Center for Captive Insurance Education (ICCIE), as the organization blazed new trails in several directions while barely stopping to take a breath. The organization hosted events at both the Vermont (VCIA) and S. Carolina (SCCIA) conferences, it rolled out one new course and paved the way for another (soon to debut), it welcomed several new prominent Board members, and announced three new scholarship award winners. And, all the while, enrollments for the quarter beat expectations for both new Associate in Captive Insurance (ACI) designation students and individual-course (modular) students.

The VCIA and SCCIA Events
At VCIA 2010, in August, ICCIE trumpeted the end of its sixth year in style, with its Annual Anniversary Celebration. Despite torrential rains just prior to the event at the Burlington Boathouse, the inclement weather soon blew over, and the sun came out in time to greet the Board and faculty members and other attendees, the ACI diploma recipients, and everyone who participated in ICCIE's trademark balloon pop fundraiser.

T Douglas & S Mapes   Cinda Carbone, ACI    R Louie & D Loggin

Tessa Douglas, ACI             David Loggins, ACI           Renea Louie, ACI
  with instructor                         with instructor                      with Board Member
  Stephanie Mapes                   Carol Pierce                         Mike Mead

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A month later, at SCCIA in September, Tristan was the spot where conference attendees came to fete the success of the industry's education arm. In addition to a diploma presentation and networking, ICCIE also held a successful silent auction at the event. Look for ICCIE to return to Tristan next year; mark your calendar now!

Rebecca DiPietro, ACI with ICCIE Executive Director, Mitch Cantor

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Two New Courses:

"Employee Benefits and Captives," and "Captive Board Governance"

In September, ICCIE offered its first session of "Employee Benefits and Captives," taught by Karin Landry and Michael Rosenbaum. Several months in the making, this course addressed a growing area of the captive industry and was well received by its first rotation of students. Another session of the course is already planned for 2011; keep an eye on the ICCIE schedule for details.

In addition, ICCIE Board member John O'Brien has been busy creating the first "Captive Board Governance" course for ICCIE. His co-instructors will be announced later this month, and the course is set to launch in January 2011. But there has already been one terrific sign of interest in the course, though. A "preview" teleconference on Captive Board Governance done as a joint venture between ICCIE and the Hawaii Captive Insurance Council annual conference (in late October), drew a strong crowd of nearly 90 attendees.

New ICCIE Board Members
ICCIE is most grateful to the group of high-level executives who have agreed to serve on the organization's Board. Several new people have recently joined the ICCIE Board and have raised the bar even higher. Recently joining the ICCIE Board are :

Dennis P. Harwick

Dennis Harwick at ICCIE Booth

Dennis is President of Captive Insurance Companies Association (CICA) and is responsible for administering all programs and activities, CICA is an international trade association for captive insurance companies and Risk Retention Groups.

Paul Macey

Paul is President of USA Risk Group (Cayman), Ltd. In this position Paul is responsible for managing the Cayman office and dealing with all insurance related activities of client companies under management.

Richard Smith
Rich Smith
Rich is the President of the Vermont Captive Insurance Association (VCIA), a member-based association whose mission is to educate, communicate, and advocate on behalf of the Vermont-domiciled captive insurance industry.

Elizabeth Steinman
Elizabeth Steinman
Elizabeth is the Managing Director for HSBC Insurance Management. She received her Associate in Captive Insurance designation in 2008 and has been in the alternative risk business for 20 years beginning her insurance career as an Account Manager managing captive insurance companies and risk retention groups in Vermont.

Jennifer Williamson

Jennifer is President of the National Risk Retention Association (NRRA), a nonprofit trade association representing the risk retention group (RRG) industry.

ICCIE Scholarships Announced:
VCIA Distinguished Scholar Award and
The Harry House Scholarship

During the VCIA conference ICCIE was delighted to announce two ACI scholarship winners.

The VCIA Distinguished Scholar Award - in honor of the tremendous commitment VCIA made to get ICCIE launched - is given each year to a worthy VCIA member based on industry and community service. This year's award went to Scott Maille from Aon in Burlington.


Scott Maille

The Harry House Scholarship is sponsored by Housing Authority Insurance Group (HAIG), in honor of Harry House and his tremendous contributions to the risk management industry. The scholarship is reserved each year for a deserving minority student enrolled in a college risk management program. This year's award went to Abel Contreras. In addition, a one-course scholarship was offered by HAIG to Ottonian Tate


Abel Contreras                                     Ottonian Tate
Northern Kentucky University:              University of North Taxas, Denton
Salmon A. Chase School of Law          Harry House Captive Insurance
Harry House Full Designation              Modular Scholarship Award Recipient
Scholarship Award Recipient

Recent ACI recipients

The following individuals recently completed the Associate in Captive Insurance (ACI) professional designation:

• Abby Bernier, USA Risk Group - Vermont
• Karen English, Spring Consulting Group, LLC - Massachusetts
• Evan Hermiston Adco Inc. - St. Lucia

• Bernard Jenkins, Van Gilder Insurance Corporation - Colorado
• Landrum Johnson, Merrill Lynch - South Carolina
• Karin Landry, Spring Consulting Group, LLC - Massachusetts• Jaime Rodriguez, Gamesa Technology Corp., Inc. - Pennsylvania
• James Shook, USA Risk Group - Arizona


For additional information on these or any other matters contact ICCIE Executive Director Mitch Cantor at 802.651.9051 or [email protected].