Abbott, Claflin, Feng, Hentges, Louie, McElhiney, Towle and Zuckerman recognized

MINNEAPOLIS ─ June 8, 2021 ─ Captive Review’s 2021 Power 50 lists include significant representation from the Captive Insurance Companies Association (CICA) Board of Directors.

“Members of CICA’s Board continue to be recognized within this distinguished group of industry leaders. We are fortunate to have a powerful, experienced and knowledgeable leadership group as we continue to navigate the pandemic, hard market and other issues and trends affecting the world of captives,” Lance Abbot, CICA Board Chair, said.

The Power 50 honors captive professionals who are committed industry champions, highly dedicated and innovative and have shown excellence over the past year. Recognizing what a difficult year 2020 was, captive owners were given their own list to honor their work during such challenging times. CICA Board Chair, Lance Abbott, BevCap Management, LLC; board member Courtney Claflin, University of California Office of the President; and board member Deyna Feng, Cummins Inc. all made the first time Power 50 Captive Owner list.

The Power 50 list included board member Nick Hentges, Captive Resources, #5, who was recognized for leading the company in changing the game for group captives in the US; and Board Vice Chair, Renea Louie, Pro Group Captive Management Services, #31, who was recognized for her leadership role as a captive manager, industry leader and commentator on industry issues. CICA President Dan Towle, #9, was honored for singlehandedly organizing associations and fighting on behalf of the industry, showing exemplary leadership when dealing with difficult situations such as the cancellation of the CICA conference due to the COVID-19 pandemic, while still helping members each day.

“Captive professionals make it onto the Power 50 list for being visible, influential, generous and respected by their peers. The fact that so many CICA Board members are included in the Power 50 demonstrates the strong cross-section of industry leadership and influence CICA leaders bring to the organization and its role in the captive community,” Laruen Ingram, editor Captive Review, said.

Two more CICA Board Members, Steve McElhiney, Artex Risk Solutions and Michal Zuckerman, Temple University, were inducted into Captive Review’s Hall of Fame. McElhiney was recognized for his industry leadership with CICA and other associations and being a go-to source for knowledge on reinsurance and the surrounding complexities for captives. Zuckerman was recognized for sharing his deep knowledge with students and lending his time and expertise to the industry though consulting, speaking and service.