CICA Committees & Task Forces

CICA Amplify Women Committee

2019/2020 Members

Cheryl “Cherie” Baker, Blue Cross Blue Shield
Sandy Bigglestone, Vermont Department of Financial Regulation, Captive Insurance Division
Amy Evans, Intercare Insurance Services
Anjanette Fowler, Madison Scottsdale
Katherine “Katie” Lamantia, BevCap Management
Esperanza “Espy” Mead, Actuarial Factor
Alicia Miller, Crowe LLP
Rachel Moir
Kara Tencellent, Coverys
Anne Marie Towle, Hylant


Ex-Officio Members

CICA President: Daniel Towle
CICA Executive Director: Tina Gassman   

CICA Awards Committee

The Awards Committee is appointed by CICA’s board chair and is responsible for reviewing nominations and selecting the annual CICA Outstanding Captive Award and the annual CICA Distinguished Service Award.

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. To nominate a captive or risk retention group for the award us the Award Nomination Form.

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. To nominate a colleague for the award use the Award Nomination Form.

Questions? Email CICA at info@CICAworld.com

2019/2020 Members

Chair: Steve McElhiney, Artex Risk Solutions, Inc.
Lance Abbott, BevCap Captive Group, Ltd.
Joel Chansky, Milliman, Inc.
Gary Bowers, Johnson Lambert LLP
Mike O’Neill, ACIG Insurance Company

Ex-Officio Members

CICA President: Daniel Towle
CICA Executive Director: Tina Gassman

CICA Membership Committee

The  Membership Committee’s charge is to assist the Board of Directors and President in increasing the number of CICA members and improving the membership retention rate. 

Learn more about the roles and responsibilities of a Membership Committee Member.

2019/2020 Members

Chair: Renea Louie, Pro Group Captive Management Services
Carol Frey, Great American Insurance Company
John James, Performa
Nicola Neilon, Casey Neilon, Inc.
Jeana Nordstrom, Capital Security
Mikhail Raybshteyn, EY
Linda Spann, Taylor-Walker Consulting, LLC
T.J. Strickland, Strickland Hardee
Tim Sullivan, NAMIC Insurance Company, Inc.

Ex-Officio Members

CICA President: Daniel Towle
CICA Executive Director: Tina Gassman

CICA NEXTGen Committee

Launched in 2019, CICA’s NEXTGen program was developed to bring the voices of young and new professionals to the planning table to advise CICA on providing the education and networking, including the social networking they are looking for to advance their captive careers. 

2019/2020 Members

Matthew Brosman
Ian Davis, Vermont Department of Economic Development
Santiago Garcia, Caterpillar
Chair: Erin Hackett, Crowe
Karen Hsi, University of California
Prabal Lakhanpal, Spring Consulting Group
Joe McDonald, South Carolina DOI
Adam Miholic, Hylant
Arthur Snyder IV, A.M. Best

Ex-Officio Members

CICA President: Daniel Towle
CICA Executive Director: Tina Gassman 

CICA Nominating Committee

2019/2020 Members

Chair: Steve McElhiney, Artex Risk Solutions, Inc.
Joel Chansky, Milliman, Inc.
Lance Abbott, BevCap Captive Group, Ltd.
Courtney Claflin, University of California, Office of the President
Deyna Feng, Cummins, Inc.

Ex-Officio Member

CICA President: Daniel Towle

CICA Program Committee

The Program Committee is charged with the review and selection of session topics and the execution of the educational program for CICA’s conference held annually in March.

Learn more about the role and responsibilities of a Program Committee Member.

2019/2020 Members

Chair: Lance Abbott, BevCap Management, LLC
Matt Gravelin, Johnson Lambert LLP
Legare Gresham, Pinnacle Actuarial Resources, Inc.
Joseph Holahan, Morris, Manning & Martin LLP
Michael Meehan, Milliman, Inc.
Adam Miholic, Hylant
Rachel Moir
Amy O’Brien, Gallagher Bassett
Nate Reznicek, CIC Services, LLC
Sandra Springer, Captive Resources, LLC
Anne Marie Towle, Hylant

Ex-Officio Members

CICA President: Daniel Towle
CICA Executive Director: Tina Gassman 

CICA Publications Task Force

The Publications Task Force is charged with the review and revision of CICA’s best practice publications.

2019/2020 Members

Chair: Michael Scott, Law Office of Allison & Mosby-Scott
Ryan Mitchell, RMC Reinsurance Group, Limited
Gary Osborne, Risk Partners Inc.

Ex-Officio Member

CICA President: Daniel Towle

CICA Small Captives Task Force

The Small Captives Task Force has an advisory role and is charged with sharing expertise with the CICA Board of Directors as small captive issues arise. 

2019/2020 Members

Chair: Robert “Skip” Myers, Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP
Michael Bemi, Retired, The National Catholic Risk Retention Group, Inc.
Dan Kusaila, Crowe Horwath LLP
Michael Serricchio, Marsh Captive Solutions
Dana Sheridan, Active Captive Management

Ex-Officio Member

Daniel Towle, CICA President


CICA Member Volunteer Opportunities

Our association needs the help of some of our greatest assets, our members! Please share your interest in becoming more involved with CICA. As new opportunities arise to serve on committees, become mentors, and assist in other areas we will contact you.