Board of Directors
Renea LouieBoard Chair*Pro Group Captive Management Services, Carson City, NV
Renea Louie joined the Pro Group family of companies in 2005. She serves as Chief Operations Officer of Pro Group Captive Management Services. Mrs. Louie is an accomplished business professional with extensive experience and knowledge in the Alternative Risk Transfer industry. Pro Group, since 1995 is known as the premier administrator of self-insured groups for workers’ compensation and approved Captive Manager specializing in alternative risk transfer solutions for businesses of all sizes and types across the United States. Prior to joining Pro Group, she held top level roles in the high-tech industry.
Mrs. Louie has 29 years’ experience in senior management, operations, IT, marketing and administration. She is responsible for the day to day operations of the Pro Group companies. She oversees and manages marketing, underwriting, accounting, audit, risk management, client and regulator relations, client acquisition & retention, regulatory compliance and corporate communications and standards.
She is a respected industry leader and her experience includes procurement, management, and team oversight of complex national and global risk management clients using her authoritative experience in the feasibility, formation, licensing, and ongoing management for all forms and types of captives and Self-Insured Groups.
Mrs. Louie has served the industry as a Board member on the International Center for Captive Insurance Education (ICCIE) for 2 terms totaling 6 years and continues to serve on the marketing committee. She has served on numerous committees over the past 15 years and is a member of many state and national associations including Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Vermont, Tennessee and others and chairs several currently. She currently serves on the SIIA Federal subcommittee on regulation, the Western Region Association, Nevada Captive Industry Council/Secretary and Director and is an elected Director of the Captive Insurance Companies Association (CICA) in her third term, and 2 years ago was elected as an officer serving as the Secretary/Treasurer of the global organization.
She is an esteemed longtime member of the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) and has been recognized and awarded for outstanding achievements in the industry and a recipient of the scholar award. She was also awarded the prestigious Fellow Status by ICCIE.
Her unique and wide range of skill sets and experience in the formation and ongoing operations of all types of captives and groups has enabled her to become an engaged leader in the industry in the last decade and is a frequent speaker and commentator at industry conferences and meetings. She holds degrees in Risk Management and in Insurance as well as an ACIT. Mrs. Louie is based at the Corporate Headquarters in Carson City, Nevada.
Nicholas HentgesVice Chair*Captive Resources, LLC Itasca, IL
Nicholas J. Hentges has an extensive background with insurance company, brokerage, and captive consulting and management operations. Early in his career, Hentges held several management positions in underwriting and marketing with Cigna before moving to Kirke Van Orsdel, a regional broker specializing in association programs. In 1993, he joined Captive Resources to develop and manage both homogeneous and heterogeneous member-owned group captives. He was a member of the management team that acquired the
assets of Captive Resources and Cayman Islands-based sister company Kensington Management Group from its publicly held parent company in 2002.
Hentges uses his 26 years of captive experience to educate corporations about the benefits of pooling their resources and lowering their insurance costs through the formation of member-owned group captive insurance companies. As Co-CEO of Captive Resources, which represents 4,700 shareholders in 40 member-owned homogeneous and heterogeneous group captives with total annual written premium of $2.7 billion, Hentges oversees business development, administration, finance, claims and risk control, travel, and human resources, in addition to focusing on the company’s long-term strategic plans.
Mary Ellen MoriartySecretary/Treasurer*EIIA, Chicago, IL
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 (AIC) designations.
Lance AbbottImmediate Past Chair*BevCap Management, LLC, McKinney, TX
Lance Abbott is President of BevCap Management, LLC, Director of BevCap Captive Group, and Director/Shareholder of BevCap Sponsored Cell Captive in McKinney, Texas. He founded BevCap Management in 2008 to manage BevCap Captive Group, a newly formed homogeneous group insurance captive for beer distributors. Prior to forming BevCap Management, Abbott worked as a Field Marketing Manager for The E&J Gallo Winery and as Western Region Sales Manager for a beer equipment manufacturer. Abbott then joined his families’ business, Allied North America Insurance, to serve the financial needs of the beer distributors with whom he had worked his entire career.
Courtney ClaflinDirectorUniversity of California, Office of the President, Oakland, CA
Courtney is the Executive Director of Captive Programs for the University of California, Office of thePresident. Current captives under his direction include Fiat Lux Risk and Insurance Company, a singleparent captive and UC Health RRG, A Reciprocal Risk Retention Group. The University of Californiasystem consists of 10 University campuses, 5 academic health systems, and 3 national laboratories,incorporating over 240,000 students, 280,000 faculty and staff, $30 billion of annual revenues and morethan 1.7 million alumni living and working around the world.
As Executive Director, his role is the development, implementation and management of the captives andall captive activities. This includes strategic planning and management of current captive programs andthe formulation and development of new risk financing strategies utilizing captive insurancearrangements.
Previously, he spent 30 years in the insurance brokerage community as a direct writing agent,independent broker and ultimately a captive insurance practitioner. He is the principal architect ofnumerous single parent, group, health, micro and association captives and was named The 2016 CaptiveProfessional of the Year at the Captive Review 2016 US Captive Services Awards. In addition, the captiveinsurance company he manages, Fiat Lux Risk and Insurance Company, was named the 2017Outstanding Captive Insurance Company of the Year by the captive insurance industries nationalassociation, CICA. In 2017, Risk and Insurance Magazine also recognized Mr. Claflin as one of theirNational Risk All Stars. Mr. Claflin is also a member of the faculty for the International Center for CaptiveInsurance Education which provides the captive insurance industries pre-eminent professionaldesignation.
Colin DonovanDirectorSTICO Mutual Insurance Co., RRG Deerfield, IL
Colin Donovan is the President of STICO Mutual Insurance Company, A Risk Retention Group, which specializes in general liability, pollution liability, and contractual liability insurance for 120 storage tank manufacturers, pressure vessel fabricators and petroleum equipment contractors throughout the country.
Starting with STICO in 1998, Colin oversaw the underwriting, marketing, reinsurance placement and investment management before assuming the presidency in 2015.
Colin earned his B.S. in Marketing and B.S. in Mass Communications from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in 1995 and earned his M.B.A., with Distinction, from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois in 2002. He also earned his Associate in Captive Insurance from the ICCIE program in 2008.
Deyna FengDirectorCummins Inc. Indianapolis, IN
Deyna Feng is Captive Program Director with Cummins Inc. for over 4 years, managing one single parent captive – Dynamo Insurance Company, Inc. and running off programs of 3 offshore group captives. In March 2017 Deyna successfully lead the sale of ICDC, one group captive acquired during Cummins business development. Deyna also leads global risk mitigation projects and initiatives, including global loss engineering on Property and Business Continuity Planning (BCP) stress test. Before this role, Deyna Feng was based in Beijing, China for 4.5 years, responsible for Regional Risk Management in Asia Pacific, including insurance procurement, risk mitigation, and claim management.
Before joining Cummins, Deyna was one of the lead loss adjusters for Crawford China for 4 years, working with domestic and international insurance companies for large claims of all property and casualty lines, especially products liability and recall, and general liability claims for multinational five star hotel groups. Deyna also worked in other occupations of 2 other companies in China, relating to general management and B2B advertising for 5 years.
Deyna Feng holds a bachelor’s degree of Economic Law, and ACI designation certificate. Deyna participated in postgraduate study of Economic before relocating to the United States. In 2017 Deyna earned her 6 Sigma Green Belt and won the Finance Business Impact Award at Cummins. Deyna Feng volunteers with the RIMS International Council and now is chairing the council in 2019. Deyna is on the board of directors of the Captive Insurance Companies Association (CICA).
Udo KappesDirectorAirbus SAS, Blagnac, France
Udo Kappes, Head of P&C, Employee Lines, Reinsurance at Airbus Insurance Risk Management, is a qualified insurance specialist and business administration graduate (university of applied sciences). He has held positions at the German property insurance association (Verband der Sachversicherer) and the inhouse insurance broker of Daimler Chrysler before he moved to Airbus. In his current position, Udo Kappes is responsible for the group-wide risk transfer of the global Property-, Liability-, Employee- and Financial Lines risk of Airbus as well as for reinsurance solutions. Udo Kappes is also a member of the Board of Directors of Airbus‘ own reinsurance company.
In addition to his responsibilities at Airbus, he is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the European Captive Insurance and Reinsurance Owners`Association (ECIROA).
Prabal LakhanpalDirectorSpring Consulting Group, An Alera Group Company, LLC, Boston, MA
Prabal Lakhanpal, MBA, ACI is a Vice President and has been with Spring since 2015. At Spring, Prabal leads many of the firm’s most advanced client projects, with a focus on employee benefits, captive insurance and alternative risk funding. He drives the strategic and innovative thinking processes and serves as the project lead for some of the country’s largest employers. Prior to joining Spring, Prabal was working in various finance and operational roles across the globe. In 2019, Prabal won the Emerging Talent award for Service Professionals from Captive Review. He was the 2020 winner of Employee Benefit Adviser’s Rising Star Award and was recognized by Business Insurance for their 2020 Breakout Awards. In 2021 he was recognizes a Rising Star by Insurance Business of America for continuing to push the industry forward. Prabal has his MBA from Babson College and has received the Associates in Captive Insurance (ACI) certification. Prabal currently serves as a Board of Director at Captive Insurance Companies Association (CICA).
Heather McClureDirectorOU Medicine Oklahoma City, OK
Heather McClure, JD, LL.M., is Chief Risk Officer for OU Medicine, Oklahoma’s most comprehensive health system, including OU Medical Center, The Children’s Hospital, OU Medical Center Edmond, Stephenson Cancer Center, OU Medicine Breast Health Network and Valir Rehabilitation Hospital.
Heather’s position also encompasses the physicians’ academic medical practice. There she directs the operations of the combined Risk Services department, which includes the Risk, Claims, and Insurance divisions, managing risk involving all entities of the OU Medicine system as well as over 2300 faculty physicians, resident physicians, and medical students at both the Oklahoma City and Tulsa health sciences campuses and around the state.
Heather is an attorney licensed in Oklahoma, Texas, and Vermont with a legal specialization (LL.M., Masters of Law) in Health Care Law. She has worked exclusively for health care providers and medical systems for the past 25 years including at Chicago’s Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s, Texas Health Resources, and in large health care law firm settings. She is a past Chair of the Board of Directors of the Vermont Captive Insurance Association, and is active in other national and international domiciles as a frequent speaker and teacher on risk management and captive insurance topics.
In her role as Chief Legal Officer and Vice-President of Operations for Academic Physicians Insurance Company, the captive insurer of both the physicians’ practice and the hospital system, Heather advises the board of directors and directs the insurance and reinsurance programs of the hospital system on all lines of insurance.
Heather is passionate about the philosophy of improving patient care and organizational risk through financial accountability and the captive insurance model. She enjoys travel, speaking regularly at industry conferences, and spending time with her family.
Michael ScottDirectorFarmers Business Network, Inc. Bloomington, IL
Michael T. Scott is VP & Associate General Counsel, Insurance for Farmers Business Network, Inc. (FBN). In this role he leads the insurance legal, regulatory, brokerage, and compliance functions for the FBN family of companies. Specifically, Michael provides legal counsel, guidance and oversight of all areas of the Company’s insurance and risk management programs; manages FBN brokerage relationships, including all associated insurance coverages and claims matters; manages FBN’s self-insured risk vehicles, including captive insurance companies; strategically manages total cost of risk in connection with Treasury and Finance; advises and helps structure FBN Insurance with respect to agency and AIP issues as well as with reinsurance and other capital markets; provides strategic support for insurance corporate development initiatives and integration of newly acquired businesses post-closing; and manages, counsels, and advises on matters with respect to the US Federal Crop Insurance Program.
Prior to his time at FBN, Michael was a partner at Allison & Mosby-Scott where he headed the firm’s Business Law practice and served as President of Allison & Mosby-Scott Risk Management, the firm’s risk management consulting practice. Prior to his time in private practice, Michael was Vice President, Insurance & Risk Management at Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) and was a corporate attorney for State Farm Insurance Companies.
Michael is a frequent speaker on risk management, insurance, and captives and is a published author who has served on many boards. He served as a Director and member of the Audit Committee of United Insurance Company, a Cayman Island insurer, served on the Chubb, AIG and Swiss Re Client Advisory Panels and currently serves as a Director for the Captive Insurance Companies Association. He has also served in leadership roles at the American and Illinois State Bar Associations. He is also a faculty member of the National Alliance for Insurance Education where he teaches Certified Risk Manager courses.
In addition to being licensed to practice law in the States of Illinois and Vermont, Michael holds the CPA, CRM, CPCU, CLU, ChFC, FLMI, ARM, ARC, AIC, AMIM, ARe, AIAF, AU, and CGMA designations. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois and Southern Illinois University School of Law. Michael and his wife Michelle have three children and live in Bloomington, IL. Michael enjoys golf, sports with his kids, and travel.
Daniel D. TowleCICA PresidentCaptive Insurance Companies Association (CICA)
Mr. Towle has been President of CICA since April of 2017. Previously, he worked as the Director of Financial Services for the state of Vermont for 17 years. At Vermont he was the chief marketing and business development professional for the state’s captive insurance industry and was instrumental in its growth. During his tenure more than 500 captive insurance companies were licensed in Vermont.
CICA is the premier global, domicile-neutral captive insurance association. CICA brings together approximately 400 members from all sectors of the captive industry to network, share best practices and provide a unified voice on issues impacting the industry.
CICA works to protect the captive industry. CICA monitors emerging issues and regulatory changes in the U.S. and around the world. Together with its advocacy partners, CICA can proactively help mold laws and regulations affecting the captive industry. CICA was the 2018 US Captive Award Winner for “Industry Advocate”.
CICA champions development of the next generation of captive insurance professionals. Since becoming President, Towle has launched initiatives to educate students and young professionals on career opportunities in captive insurance and give captive leaders insights on how to make captive careers appealing to young professionals. Programs include a new mentorship program, a college essay contest for insurance and risk management students, and new opportunities for young professionals. He also encouraged the CICA Board to add academics to represent the needs of students and young professionals at a strategic level. Current academic board members are from the University of California and Temple University.
CICA annually hosts an international conference in the US and biennially co-hosts an international conference in Luxembourg. In 2018 CICA was proud to host students from Butler and Temple Universities and have them present on educational panels at the U.S. conference.
Towle is a frequent presenter at conferences throughout the U.S. and internationally. He is highly visible in international media and is viewed as an authority on captive insurance. He has been recognized for his contributions to the global captive insurance industry and was voted #10 in the 2018 British publication, Captive Review Magazine “Power 50” which recognizes the most influential individuals in the global captive insurance industry.
He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the International Center for Captive Insurance Education. He previously has served as an Advisory Board Member for World Captive Forum, Chaired the Risk & Insurance Management Society Exhibitor Advisory Committee and was active in various capacities with the Vermont Captive Insurance Association.
Prior to his role with the State of Vermont, he was a Business Development Officer at Vermont National Bank. During his 10-year tenure with the bank, he worked in various capacities including branch banking, corporate banking services, and served for a year on the bank’s prestigious corporate re-engineering team.
Towle is a graduate of the University of Vermont, has two children, two step-children and is married to Anne Marie Towle, who also works in the captive insurance industry.
M. Michael ZuckermanDirectorTemple University, Philadelphia, PA
Professor Zuckerman is an Associate Professor Instruction, Temple University’s Fox School of Business in Philadelphia, and the Academic Director for the Fox School’s Risk, Insurance, and Healthcare Management Department (RIHM) Enterprise Risk Management initiative. This activity includes the development and ongoing management of its annual Enterprise Risk Management Conference at Fox, which began in 2018.
Professor Zuckerman rejoined the Fox School full-time in 2012 from Aon, where he served as Managing Director and Alternative Risk Financing Practice Leader for the Health Care Industry Group. Professor Zuckerman’s more than three decades of industry experience include executive positions at Thomas Jefferson University, Willis, Marsh, and Temple University Health System. He also consults on Risk Management and Insurance issues and is also a frequent speaker and writer on Alternative Risk Financing and general risk management issues. His experience includes thirty-six years in Captive Insurance.
Professor Zuckerman’s teaching experience includes:
- Risk Financing (undergraduate)
- Managing Risk Across the Enterprise (undergraduate writing-intensive capstone course)
- Enterprise Risk Management (MBA and EMBA)
- Captive Insurance Company Management (CE Course)
Professor Zuckerman’s education includes:
- Temple University Fox School of Business BBA and MBA
- University of Illinois at Chicago John Marshall Law School Juris Doctor (JD)
- International Center for Captive Insurance Education (ICCIE) Associate in Captive Insurance (ACI) and Fellow designations
Professor Zuckerman is most passionate about:
- Designing Alternative Risk Financing/Transfer Programs within a SERM Framework
- Educating the next generation of risk management professionals
- Working with Families Forward Philadelphia to provide needed resources to homeless children and their families.
*Executive Committee Members