In “Beyond Intentions: Taking Action on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion”, Ashburn will provide actionable steps to define, discuss and implement supportive DE&I practices.

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 16, 2022 ─ The Captive Insurance Companies Association (CICA) today announced Nick Ashburn, CSRIC®, senior vice president, head of responsible investing, PNC Institutional Asset Management, is CICA’s DE&I keynote at its 2022 International Conference Mar. 6-8, at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Hotel & Spa Tucson, Arizona.

As the Head of Responsible Investing (RI) Nick leads the investment, operational, and product strategy for RI, which includes providing RI investment solutions for individuals, families, and institutions; advancing the firm’s research and analytical capabilities on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) topics; and developing content and brand awareness for RI at PNC.

“We are looking forward to having Nick as our DE&I keynote speaker. Innovation has always been a driving force in the captive industry, and we believe innovation is essential to future industry growth. One of the best ways to foster innovation, for our association and for the industry, is by creating a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion where everyone feels they belong, and their contributions are valued. This is essential to attracting the best and brightest young professionals who will help deliver the captive solutions organizations will be looking for in the future,” CICA President Dan Towle said.

For Information on the conference program, travel and registration visit the CICA website.

Special thanks to PNC Institutional Asset Management, on becoming our first DE&I conference sponsor; and to Platinum Keynote Sponsor RH CPAs, Platinum Professional Development Track Sponsor Beyond Risk, to our Gold Sponsors Agile Premium Finance – Captive Specialists, AXA XL, CapAlt, Captive Resources, EY, Hylant Global Captive Solutions, Johnson Lambert, Madison Scottsdale Insurance Asset Management, Milliman, the State of Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance, the State of Vermont, Strategic Risk Solutions and the Utah Insurance Department for helping to make the CICA 2022 International Conference possible.