Amplify Women Committee
Cherie BakerStellantisHead of North American Risk Management
Cheryl Baker is the Head of North American Risk Management at Stellantis. Cheryl has over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry, covering various areas of focus including mergers and acquisitions, professional liability, corporate claims, and cyber risks, all with the effective utilization of captive insurance companies in mind. Cheryl strives to work with internal and external colleagues to assess risks and assist executive leadership in making risk-intelligent decisions. Cheryl is the president of Stellantis’ US-based captive and has earned an MBA from Louisiana State University-Shreveport, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan-Dearborn, as well as the ARM, CIC, CRM, and Associate in Captive Insurance designations.
Josh BicknellHylantAccount Executive
Sandy BigglestoneState of VermontDirector of Captive Insurance
As the Director of Captive Insurance, Sandy Bigglestone is charged with managing the Division’s operations and overseeing the financial condition of captive insurance companies domiciled in Vermont. Among her various responsibilities, Sandy conducts the review and approval of captive insurance company applications for licensing, and filings related to company plan of operation changes.
Sandy has been employed by the Captive Division since 1997, and has transitioned to her current leadership role, from examiner to supervisor to manager. She serves as a principal staff member to the Deputy Commissioner of Captive Insurance.
Prior to her regulatory career, Sandy provided audit and tax services for clients of a public accounting firm and was employed as an accountant in a Vermont medical center.
Sandy earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Southern New Hampshire University. Sandy is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Vermont Society of Certified Public Accountants and Society of Financial Examiners.
Sandy is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Financial Examiner, and received a Certified Public Manager designation from the State of Vermont for her participation in a state government leadership career development program. Sandy also earned her Associate Professional in Insurance Regulation designation from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.
The 2017 Captive Review Power 50, which recognizes the most influential professionals in the global captive insurance industry, named Sandy at #22.
Courtney ClaflinFluid TruckHead of Insurance
Courtney is Head of Insurance at Fluid Truck. He leads the design, development, implementation, and management of wholly owned captive insurance companies to finance the organization’s risks and those of its subsidiary operations. Previously, he served seven years as the Executive Director of Captive Programs for the University of California, Office of the President where he built and directed several captives including Fiat Lux Risk and Insurance Company a single parent captive, UC Health a RRG, Eureka a PCC, Eureka One, IC and Sequoia, IC. He previously spent 30 years in the insurance brokerage community as a direct writing agent, independent broker, and ultimately a captive insurance practitioner. He was named the 2016 Captive Professional of the Year at the Captive Review US Captive Awards. In 2017, he was named a National Risk Allstar by Risk & Insurance magazine and Fiat Lux Risk and Insurance Company received the 2017 Outstanding Captive Award from CICA. In 2020 he was ranked 10th on Captive Review magazine’s “Power 50”. In 2021 and 2022 Captive Review also recognized him as one of the 20 most influential captive insurance owners. A frequent industry speaker, Courtney is also a member of the faculty for the International Center for Captive Insurance Education.
Dawn DinardoHylantDirector, Captive Management Operations
Amy EvansIntercare Insurance Services, Inc.Executive Vice President, Business Development and Liability Claims Division
Amy Evans is an Executive Vice President, Business Development and Professional Liability, at Intercare Insurance Services. Intercare provides custom tailored claims, risk and managed care services with regard to all areas of liability including MPL, PL, GL, Products, Workers’ Compensation, E&O, D&O, EPL & EBL. We serve self-insured organizations, captives, risk retention groups, commercial carriers and Lloyd’s syndicates.
Amy started her legal career working at the University of North Texas where she assisted the University’s General Counsel and State Attorney General’s office with claims and litigation inherent to a public university and medical school. Amy began private practice in Houston where she was a first party insurance defense attorney representing national insurance carriers with a focus on insurance bad faith, coverage, arson and fraud litigation. In 1999, Amy began to focus nationally on the oversight and management of claims and litigation in the healthcare industry including litigation involving hospitals, physicians, nurses, allied health, life sciences, long term care, behavioral health and addiction medicine.
Anjanette FowlerPNC Institutional Asset ManagementManaging Director, Sr. Vice President | Insurance & Specialized Industries Group
Anjanette Fowler is a Managing Director with PNC Institutional Asset Management and member of the Insurance & Specialized Industries Group which focuses on providing investment, custodial, and banking solutions to the captive insurance industry. She brings over 27 years of investment portfolio management experience for insurance companies, along with a valuable understanding of the financial complexities particular to our industry.
Anjanette is a frequent speaker at insurance and risk management conferences and is actively involved in supporting the industry through her involvement in numerous insurance associations and events, including the current chair of the Captive Insurance Companies Association’s Amplify Women Committee.
Natalie LemeryNFP Risk & Insurance Strategy Collective (RISC)Senior Captives Administrator
Natalie Lemery is a senior captive administrator for Risk & Insurance Strategy Collective (RISC). RISC is a specialty practice within NFP that provides a comprehensive range of techforward alternative risk, captive consulting and ongoing captive management solutions.
As part of RISC, Natalie is responsible for supporting RISC operations leadership and captive insurance management teams. Her additional responsibilities include coordinating with marketing, assisting client teams, and providing project management to RISC internal projects.
For over 10 years, Natalie served as a regional director for NFI VT, working closely with the state to develop robust practices that deliver exceptional services to marginalized populations across the state. Natalie has a successful record of accomplishments in project development, program management, conflict resolution and writing and securing RFPs. In addition, Natalie has 4 years of experience developing content for a marketing firm.
Mary Ellen MoriartyCollege Insurance Company, Inc. / EIIAVice President for Property & Casualty
Mary Ellen Moriarty has been actively engaged in the insurance industry for over 30 years in positions within national insurance brokerages as well as commercial insurance carriers. She joined EIIA in 2002, as the Vice President for Property & Casualty, focusing her extensive insurance experience on the higher education industry group. Mary Ellen received a Bachelor of Science from Northern Illinois University, a MBA from DePaul University and a Masters of Pastoral Studies from Loyola University. She currently holds the Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Associate in Risk Management (ARM), and Associate in Captive Insurance (ACI) designations.
Amy O’BrienGallagher BassettVice President Captive Sales
Amy O’Brien heads up new business development for captives, programs, and alternative market claim outsourcing arrangements for Gallagher Bassett. She serves as the sales liaison to the captive program manager, insureds, carrier, and other stakeholders. She oversees the financial aspects of the property / casualty program including proposal process, pricing, and contract. Amy has over 25 years of experience in claims management and was named on the Captive Power 50 in 2021. She is based in the Chicago area.
Anne Marie TowleHylantGlobal Risk Management CEO
A veteran of the captive insurance industry, Anne Marie Towle is the Global Risk Management CEO at Hylant. She has over 25 years of experience with diverse projects and has worked with captives and other alternative risk transfer vehicles in many key onshore and offshore domiciles. Prior to joining Hylant, Anne Marie was an Executive Vice President with JLT, and formerly a Senior Consultant with Willis Towers Watson for over 7 years. Anne Marie also spent time as a Senior Manager in public accounting and 10 years in taxation, where she provided consultancy services to captive owners.
Anne Marie managed client projects through feasibility and implementation processes in structuring captives and managing their accounting and tax compliance functions. Before that, for over 6 years, Anne Marie worked in private industry in the insurance tax departments of several Fortune 500 insurance and financial institution companies.
Throughout her career, Anne Marie has been closely involved in captive insurance organizations at the local, state and national level. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Vermont Captive Insurance Association (VCIA), Vice-Chair for the North Carolina Captive Insurance Association (NCCIA), and the International Center for Captive Insurance Education (ICCIE); the curriculum committee for ICCIE and an instructor for ICCIE courses; and the conference committees of the (2017 Chair) VCIA, Captive Insurance Companies Association (CICA), World Captive Forum (WCF) and the South Carolina Captive Insurance Association (SCCIA).
Anne Marie is a certified public accountant and attended Western Michigan University where she majored in accountancy and minored in international business. She is honored to be named to the Captive Review Power 50 for the past 4 years and is a requested frequent speaker and author on various captive insurance topics.