The captive insurance industry is rich with individuals and organizations that have shaped the captive industry and fostered its growth. CICA’s annual awards honor these achievements.

The captive industry’s highest honors

CICA’s prestigious Distinguished Service Award and Outstanding Captive Award provide excellent opportunities to honor the achievements of outstanding professionals and organizations in the captive industry.

Read about CICA’s 2023 Award recipients.

CICA Seeks 2024 Award Nominations

The CICA Awards Committee is now accepting nominations for CICA’s two prestigious awards: The CICA Distinguished Service Award and the CICA Outstanding Captive Award. Awards will be presented during the Opening Session of the CICA 2024 International Conference March 10-12 in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Note: the nomination period is now closed.

CICA Distinguished Service Award

Photograph of CICA 2023 Distinguished Service Award winner Joel Chansky holding his award on stage with CICA President Dan Towle at the 2023 CICA International Conference

Awarded for the first time in 2006, the CICA Distinguished Service Award was created to recognize individuals or organizations who have made significant contributions to advancing the captive insurance industry.

Previous Distinguished Service Award Recipients:

  • 2023: Joel Chansky
  • 2022: David Provost
  • 2020: Charles “Chaz” Lavelle
  • 2019: Gary Bowers
  • 2018: European Captive Insurance and Reinsurance Owners’ Association (ECIROA)
  • 2017: Karin Landry
  • 2016: P. Bruce Wright
  • 2015: Ian Kilpatrick
  • 2014: Mike Lusk
  • 2013: Gerald C. Yoshida
  • 2012: Dan Labrie
  • 2011: Michael R. Mead
  • 2010: International Center for Captive Insurance Education (ICCIE)
  • 2009: Kathryn A. Westover
  • 2008: Thomas M. Jones
  • 2007: Leonard D. Crouse, CFE
  • 2006: Hugh Rosenbaum

CICA Outstanding Captive Award

Graphic showing outdoor photos of real estate buildings with the Kite Realty Group logo and the words 2023 CICA Outstanding Captive Award
CICA 2023 International Conference Award Winner Theresa Severson speaking on stage at the CICA 2023 International Conference

Awarded for the first time in 2007, The CICA Outstanding Captive Award was created to recognize creative uses of a captive or risk retention group.

Previous Outstanding Captive Award Recipients:

  • 2023: Kite Realty Group
  • 2022: The Biltmore Company®
  • 2020: Ophthalmic Mutual Insurance Company (OMIC)
  • 2019: American Contractors Insurance Group Ltd. (ACIG)
  • 2018: Energy Insurance Services, Inc. (EIS)
  • 2017: Fiat Lux Risk and Insurance Company
  • 2016: Pleiades Insurance Co., Ltd.
  • 2015: Three Rivers Insurance Company
  • 2014: Snap-on SecureCorp Global Companies
  • 2013: The Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility
  • 2012: Agrinational Insurance Company
  • 2011: The National Catholic Risk Retention Group, Inc.
  • 2010: Exchange Indemnity Company, Verizon’s Primary Insurance Captive
  • 2009: Raffles Insurance Ltd.
  • 2008: Housing Authority Insurance Group, a Risk Retention Group
  • 2007: STICO Mutual Insurance Company, a Risk Retention Group

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