International Center for Captive Insurance Education




For Immediate Release

May 7, 2007


ICCIE announces new Board members, more

ACI recipients, two new scholarship opportunities


Burlington, VT -- The International Center for Captive Insurance Education (ICCIE) is off to a lively start in 2007, with steady increases in enrollments, new Board members, additional electives and two recent Associate in Captive Insurance (ACI) designation recipients. 

New student enrollment in 2007 has been strong, and the combined total of designation and modular (course-by-course) enrollments is almost at 300.

The two recent ACI recipients are:

Jeanne Swanson, Liberty Mutual, Boston, MA, who was awarded her designation in January.  Swanson is one of eight Liberty Mutual employees who has enrolled in the program and the first from that company to complete the designation;  



Jenny Denison, USA Risk Group, Burlington, VT, who completed her designation in April.  Denison is one of eleven USA Risk Group employees who have enrolled in ICCIE and the seventh from the company to complete the designation.

Congratulations to both of you! 


In January, ICCIE welcomed two new Board members:  Philip Barnes, from Aon Bermuda, and Pamela Popp, from Western Litigation, in Denver.  Barnes, who earned his Chartered Accountant designation in 1984, has served as Managing Director of Aon Insurance Managers (Bermuda) Ltd. since 1999, with full management responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the Bermuda office.   He also currently serves as the President of the Bermuda Insurance Management Association (BIMA). 

Popp – an attorney whose prior position was Senior Director of Risk Management for Stanford University – has more than 20 years of experience in the risk management industry and was the President of the American Society for Heathcare Risk Management (ASHRM) in 2005. 

ICCIE is delighted to welcome such distinguished professionals to its Board.


Members of ICCIE’s Captive Regulators Advisory Committee (C-RAC) convened via teleconference last month for their second meeting of the year.  The consulting body, which includes representatives from the regulators’ offices of the top 10 domiciles in the Western hemisphere, is providing feedback to ICCIE about the content and direction of the designation program.  C-RAC is expected to meet three or four times per year to provide such input. 

ICCIE gratefully acknowledges the regulators’ commitment to the program.


ICCIE’s first internally-generated elective – “Risk Retention Groups” (taught by Jon Harkavy and Stephanie Mapes) – quickly filled, and another session of the course is currently being scheduled for October/November.  A second such elective – “Understanding the Intricacies of Cell Captives” – is also fielding a strong enrollment and will be offered this June.  That course is being lead by Tom Jones and includes, for the first time, instructors from Bermuda (Michael Burns and Andy McComb).


ICCIE has also recently announced two scholarship programs. 

The Harry House Scholarship, sponsored by the Housing Authority Insurance (HAI) Group of Cheshire, Connecticut, is reserved for a minority student enrolled in a Risk Management program at the college or university level. 


And, as ICCIE’s Distinguished Scholar Sponsor, the Vermont Captive Insurance Association (VCIA) is allotted a scholarship award, which will be granted to a VCIA-member employee, based on work in the industry and community involvement. 


For eligibility details and application information for both scholarships, see the ICCIE website, at www.iccie.org

For additional information on any of the above items, contact Mitch Cantor at 802-651-9051 or [email protected]