MINNEAPOLIS ─ Jan. 31, 2024 ─ The Captive Insurance Companies Association (CICA) today announced Lieutenant Colonel Dan Rooney, founder, Folds of Honor, will be the keynote speaker for its 2024 International Conference, March 10-12, at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, Arizona.

An F-16 fighter pilot who twice won the Top Gun award, Rooney founded Folds of Honor in 2007. The nonprofit foundation has since provided nearly 51,000 life-changing scholarships totaling approximately $240 million to the children and spouses of fallen or disabled military members.

Rooney flew three combat tours during the war in Iraq, piloting an F-16 Viper. He has received numerous military commendations and medals and the White House’s “Presidential Volunteer Service Award.’’

Rooney’s keynote “CAVU: Live Unlimited” embraces the pilot’s weather report “ceiling and visibility unlimited” as a daily pathway for clarity of purpose, fulfillment, pressing through life storms, and a deep relationship with God. His keynote incorporates leadership, fighter pilot lessons, Folds of Honor, unlocking talents through faith, and embracing resistance with a resilient spirit.

Leon Rives II, chief visionary officer, RH CPAs, PLLC, which is sponsoring the keynote, says “Lt. Col Rooney’s passion, his distinguished military career and his success as a professional golfer, philanthropist and author all flow from his purpose-driven life. He truly wants to inspire us all to live a full life and to help others.”

The 2024 CICA International Conference offers over 30 education sessions, 100+ industry experts, professional development opportunities, essay contest winner presentations, and networking receptions and events. For information on the conference program, travel and registration visit the CICA website.

Special thanks to:

Platinum Sponsors
Gold Sponsors

Agile Premium Finance – Captive Specialists, American International Group (AIG), Arch Insurance, AXA XL, Captive Resources, Ernst & Young, HDI Global Insurance Company, Helio Risk, Johnson Lambert, Milliman, Old Republic Risk Management, Sequoia Risk Partners, the State of Vermont, the Tennessee Captive Insurance Department, Utah Captive Insurance, Yousif Capital Management and Zurich North America for helping to make the CICA 2024 International Conference possible.